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Bonner addresses COVID cases, xenophobia at second SGB meeting

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, addressed Pitt students and faculty at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting, asking community members to come together and take care of each other during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity Forum panel discusses xenophobia

Panel members talked about xenophobia during a Diversity Forum event last Wednesday.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

August 4, 2020

The panel focused on hate crimes perpetrated against Asian Americans and minorities within the United States, particularly the complexities of assimilation. Several audience members asked questions ranging from how to combat racist or xenophobic remarks from people in positions of authority to ways the Pitt community can combat anti-Asian sentiment this upcoming academic year.

Mike Chen talks food, YouTube and traveling the world

YouTuber Mike Chen spoke at the Pitt Asian Student Alliance’s event “ASA Presents: Mike Chen” on Tuesday evening.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

September 5, 2019

The Pitt Asian Student Alliance was responsible for bringing in Chen, a Chinese-American YouTuber specializing in food and travel vlogging known best for his channel, strictlydumpling. Strictlydumpling follows Chen’s journeys to different countries around the world and his explorations of the food scene in each respective place.

Student organizations encourage midterm voting

Student organizations encourage midterm voting

By Andrew O'Brien, For the Pitt News

November 5, 2018

Several student organizations on campus held events in hopes of encouraging voter turnout on election day. According to Adwait Shukla, president of Pitt’s Interfraternity Council and senior adviser of the South Asian Student Association, “If you want candidates who represent your interests, the midterms are where you should vote.”

Lydia Brown discusses disability advocacy

Autistic rights activist and writer Lydia Brown discusses the unseen difficulties that living with disability can present Sunday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Briana Canady | Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

When Lydia Brown asked audience members if they understand what disability rights are and if they know the difference between disability rights and disability justice only about six or seven people out of the 42 present raised their hands. Brown then asked the audience what words they associate with the...

SGB candidates debate for presidency

SGB candidates debate for presidency

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

Maggie Kennedy and Saket Rajprohat met Monday night to debate for one of the most influential student leadership positions on campus  — the Student Government Board presidential seat. The duo showcased their knowledge of the Pitt student community along with their qualifications for holding office. Tabitha B...

Asian student groups craft culture showcase

Pitt’s Asian, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese American and Filipino students alliances each hosted an exhibit pertaining to a city of their culture at the XSA Asian Culture Fair in the O’Hara Student Center Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Chinese American Student Association)

By David Soloman | Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Several students engaged in matches of Rock, Paper, Scissors on Saturday to see who would ascend Mount Everest first. This did not take place in the Himalayas, but rather as a game held in the O’Hara Student Center as part of the XSA Asian Culture Fair Saturday. Groups of students roamed around ...

ASA, BAS explore racial identities, histories

Jasmine Green and Albert Tanjaya discussed the difficulties both African-American and Asian-American communities face during an event Wednesday night. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

When Olivia Carter asked the 20-something students gathered in a single-file line in the William Pitt Union to step back if they’d ever “endured physical or verbal abuse due to [their] race,” the majority of them moved out of line. This “line game” was part of a larger conversation about rac...

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