The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A Pitt employee works in a Cathedral office last Tuesday.

Pitt reimagines office space as nearly half of staff members work remotely

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022
Roughly half of Pitt’s more than 7,000 employees now work remotely at least part of the week — a sea change in how the University does business, according to a top Pitt official.
Destiny Mann, left, and Angela Davis at a webinar hosted by Pitt’s Black Action Society on Monday night.

‘A symbol of activism’: Black Action Society hosts conversation with Angela Davis

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer April 11, 2022
Political activist Angela Davis spoke at a Monday night webinar hosted by Pitt’s Black Action Society, and emphasized a need for collective action in fighting for social justice.
A virtual panel called “Reflections on Africana Studies at Pitt” hosted by the Department of Africana Studies on Friday.

‘Seized the time’: Panelists discuss past, present and future of Africana studies at Pitt

By Samantha Salz, For The Pitt News April 3, 2022
To honor its 50th anniversary, Pitt’s Africana studies department hosted a series of four, one-day virtual symposium panels last week under the title “Reckoning and Re-envisioning: Africana Studies at 50 and Beyond.”
Valerie Njie looks at pictures in “Say It Loud! Oral History and Reflections from 1968-69.”

‘Giant of a leader’: Val Njie encourages Pitt students to grow, take risks

By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor February 16, 2022
Val Njie’s mother handed her the phone in June 1968 — someone from the University of Pittsburgh wanted to schedule an admittance interview with her. She was accepted into the University a week later and told to report to campus at the end of the month.
The sixth floor of the William Pitt Union.

Student organizations navigate limited space in WPU sixth floor

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 11, 2022
While CCLD organizations are striving toward similar goals, the current configuration has them working “on top of each other” and fighting for their own space on campus, according to the vice president of Rainbow Alliance
The Black Action Society and the African American Alumni Council hosted a virtual commemoration on Sunday of the BAS 1969 computer center takeover.

BAS, AAAC commemorate 1969 computer center takeover with virtual sit-in

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2022
Black Pitt students staged a 1969 sit-in to demand changes for Black students and faculty on campus. The Black Action Society and the African American Alumni Council hosted a Saturday virtual sit-in to commemorate the historic computer center takeover’s 53rd anniversary.
Student organizations discuss mental health experiences across communities of color

Student organizations discuss mental health experiences across communities of color

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer November 10, 2021
Student organizations representing various communities of color gathered late last month to discuss their experiences with mental health both within their own community, as well as those that are shared across many communities.
Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer, spoke at a Pitt Program Council event Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union.

‘Better world for our children’: Crump discusses injustice in America

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Pitt Program Council and the Black Action Society hosted civil rights lawyer Ben Crump on Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union. Crump discussed the difficulties Black people face in America and the ways people need to demand justice.
Destiny Mann, the president of the Black Action Society at Pitt. Mann said BAS’s overall goal is to ensure that Black students at Pitt feel welcome on campus, and know that their voices and needs are heard.

Black Action Society works to hold Pitt accountable, advocate for Black students on campus

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer September 29, 2021
Destiny Mann, president of the Black Action Society, said because Pitt is a predominantly white institution, it is important that BAS helps bring Black students together.
The Black Lives in Focus initiative aims to celebrate and showcase Black lives, voices and experiences in an engaging and direct way. As part of one of their exhibitions, various artwork is now on large scale display along the Omicron Delta Kappa walkway of the Cathedral lawn.

Black Lives in Focus art exhibition opens on Cathedral lawn

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer September 10, 2021
Artwork by local Pitt artists focusing on Black lives are now on large-scale display along the Omicron Delta Kappa walkway of the Cathedral lawn, the space between the Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel.
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