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‘No way we can do this alone’: Panel uplifts local Black student leaders

Black student leaders from colleges around Pittsburgh came together to discuss racial equity on their respective campuses. Jasiri X, the executive director and co-founder of 1Hood Media, moderated the event.

By Maura Scrabis, For The Pitt News

August 30, 2020

Collective action was one of the main themes at the Solidarity Town Hall held Saturday evening, where Black student leaders from colleges around the City came together to discuss racial equity on their respective campuses.

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

According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

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.

‘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.

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