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Student Government Board and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted a panel Thursday evening titled “What the F*ck? Unfiltered Conversations About Diversity and Inclusion Between Students, Staff and Administration.”

Panel discusses white privilege, white supremacy at Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 12, 2021
Pitt’s Student Government Board and Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted the Thursday evening’s panel “What the F*ck? Unfiltered Conversations About Diversity and Inclusion Between Students, Staff and Administration” with students and staff.
The Black senate hosted the Thursday night workshop in hopes of better engaging Pitt’s Black student population in the upcoming Nov. 3 election.

‘Put our vote where our mouth is’: Black Senate hosts voter registration workshop

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer October 9, 2020
Destiny Mann, president of the Black Senate and vice president of the Black Action Society, urged students at a virtual voter registration workshop to make their voices heard come election day.
According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

‘Embarrassing’: Black student leaders criticize low Black student enrollment

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss August 26, 2020
Ottley said this is indicative of a culture at Pitt that she believes needs to change to attract, and retain, more Black students. According to University data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.
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 students Casey Tompkins-Rhoades (left), Wheyntie Alexandre (center) and Alexander Schuyler (right) have made nearly 20 demands of the School of Medicine.

Med school dean agrees to wide-ranging demands from Black students

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 19, 2020
The dean of Pitt’s School of Medicine agreed on Thursday to comply with numerous wide-ranging demands from Black students, after multiple meetings and more than 400 petition signatures.
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