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Gallagher: Pitt in a ‘watershed’ moment

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke about the dual crises facing the University at Friday morning's board of trustees meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that Pitt is in a “watershed” moment, while dealing with the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and combating racial injustice.

Black Action Society, 17 Black student orgs make demands of University administration

Black Action Society, 17 Black student orgs make demands of University administration

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2020

The Black Action Society and 17 other Black Pitt student organizations joined together Monday to demand change from the University administration.

‘The time is now’: Faculty and students discuss race, community at Juneteenth panel

Dana Thompson Dorsey and Sherdina Harper moderated the Juneteenth panel featuring Pitt students, staff and alumni.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 21, 2020

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Equipoise hosted Friday afternoon’s "Juneteenth: A Prelude to True Social Justice and Equity at Pitt" panel.

Gallagher: Pitt has ‘let down’ black students

Gallagher: Pitt has ‘let down’ black students

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

June 11, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt has failed many of its black students and is planning multiple reforms to help combat racial injustice on campus.

Black Action Society addresses letter to Bonner, SGB

SGB denied in full the Black Action Society’s allocations request for $15,000 to host actress Dominique Jackson at an event.

By Anushay Chaudhry and Benjamin Nigrosh

March 6, 2020

Black Action Society President Jenea Lyles said in a letter addressed to Dean Kenyon Bonner and Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown that recent SGB decisions have created “intentional barriers that questions ‘sense of belonging’ for People of Color” at Pitt.

Black alumni, students dedicate time capsule to be opened in 2069

Alumni Ronald Morris, class of 1978 administration of justice major (left), and Henry Davis, class of 1976 history and economics major, pose in front of the Black Action Society History Display in the William Pitt Union on Friday afternoon.

By Carolyn Brodie, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

If all goes according to plan, black Pitt students will open a time capsule in 2069 containing physical reminders of black activism on campus. 

Black alumni celebrate 50-year anniversary of historic sit-in

Nicole Walker Parks, African American Alumni Council President, welcomes guests at “Say It Loud” in January.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Pitt alumna Linda Wharton is celebrating a special anniversary this year — 50 years since the Black Action Society sit-in that helped expand the black student body and found her a place at Pitt.

Provost, dean of students respond to letter calling for student expulsion

The Pitt student leaders’ letter to administrators calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak.

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

July 6, 2019

Pitt Provost Ann Cudd and Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner responded Saturday evening to a Friday letter from student leaders calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, a rising junior political science major.

Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

July 5, 2019

Leaders of several Pitt student organizations sent a letter to Pitt administrators Friday morning calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, a rising junior political science major, according to a tweet sent Friday afternoon.

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