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The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan virtual town hall on Wednesday outlined the University’s diversity goals.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan town hall outlines Pitt’s diversity goals and strategies

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer 12:34 am
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a town hall on Wednesday to outline the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan. The plan includes a land acknowledgement, anti-racism pledge and aims to create an equitable and inclusive campus environment.
Faculty Assembly members passed new term limits for Senate officers and discussed upcoming anti-racism panel discussions, next week’s Self-Care Day and tentative plans for an in-person commencement at Wednesday afternoon’s meeting hosted via Zoom.

Faculty Assembly passes new officer term limits, discusses COVID-19 on campus

By Mische Holland, For The Pitt News March 18, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly passed new term limits for Senate officers and discussed upcoming anti-racism panel discussions, next week’s Self Care Day and tentative plans for an in-person commencement at Wednesday afternoon’s meeting.
Pitt’s Bradford campus, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Center on Race and Social Problems and the Black Action Society sponsored a panel Thursday afternoon called “The Black Impact: Black Faculty and Administrators’ Influence on Black Student Success.” Fellow members of the Black Pitt community, including faculty, students and administrators attended.

‘The same fire’: Black students, faculty discuss diversity, activism on campus

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 26, 2021
Pitt’s Bradford campus, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Center on Race and Social Problems and the Black Action Society sponsored Thursday afternoon’s panel “The Black Impact: Black Faculty and Administrators’ Influence on Black Student Success.”
In addition to the modern Hippocratic oath, the current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities.

‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer September 23, 2020
The current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 in addition to the modern Hippocratic oath.
Pitt announced at the end of August that it would require first-year students to take a one-credit online course on systemic anti-racism and anti-Black racism.

‘A good stepping stone’: Students, professors review new anti-racism course

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer September 16, 2020
Leigh Patel, a professor in the School of Education, was one of the committee members who helped develop Pitt’s inaugural Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology and Resistance class. She said while this class is an important addition to Pitt’s curriculum, being anti-racist is a lifelong journey.
After widespread Black Lives Matter protests across the country, first-year students will now be required to take a course on anti-racism.

Pitt offers new mandatory anti-racism class for first year students

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Managing Editor August 23, 2020
The University is offering a one-credit online course on systemic anti-racism and anti-Black racism called Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology and Resistance beginning this fall.
Clyde Wilson Pickett, the new vice chancellor for diversity inclusion, made his first public appearance during a Tuesday event as part of Pitts Diversity Forum.

‘I hope it’s a reckoning’: Panel encourages racial justice activism in Pittsburgh

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer July 28, 2020
X and other community members shared their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial inequities in Pittsburgh at the panel discussion.
Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 16, 2020
Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs launched a new Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan on Wednesday, in collaboration with Black students.
Pitt Athletics released a statement on Wednesday detailing a new program, Forged Here, to guide athletes in their NIL endeavors.

Pitt Athletics to launch new initiatives after calls for change

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor June 23, 2020
Pitt Athletics is now attempting to implement programs that address the concerns Fields and Troost voiced. Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced in a Tuesday blog post that the department will implement several initiatives in response to the nationwide calls for anti-racism work.
The City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores created anti-racist booklists that contain books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like being black in America.

Local bookstores offer anti-racist books for all ages

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer June 9, 2020
To help educate adults and children on racism, Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores have created anti-racist booklists with books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be black in America.
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