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Editorial: Emphasis on higher test scores won’t help diversity

Editorial: Emphasis on higher test scores won’t help diversity

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 25, 2019

While the higher level of diversity is encouraging, the higher test scores are not as beneficial to the University as they might seem.

Editorial: Lilly Singh is what late night needs

Editorial: Lilly Singh is what late night needs

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 3, 2019

Singh’s new role with NBC is a huge step forward for diversity and representation on late-night television.

Researcher, advocate: Sossena Wood promotes diversity in engineering

Researcher, advocate: Sossena Wood promotes diversity in engineering

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Sossena Wood entered the Swanson School of Engineering in 2007 as an electrical engineering major, a major where only 0.9 percent of degree-earners nationwide are black women.

Opinion | Olympic breakdancing would promote inclusion

Opinion | Olympic breakdancing would promote inclusion

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist

February 25, 2019

The inclusion of break dancing, as well as other nontraditional sports, is an important step towards the goal of keeping the Olympic games modern. The IOC should include break dancing in the Paris 2024 program if it wants to keep the games fresh, relevant and inclusive.

Rowling’s retconning is unnecessary

Rowling’s retconning is unnecessary

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 27, 2018

In changing her own canon to presumably incorporate more diversity into her writing, she’s not adding meaningful content, nor is she being respectful in how she's introducing this supposed representation.

Editorial: ‘Sesame Street’ misses educational opportunity

Editorial: ‘Sesame Street’ misses educational opportunity

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 20, 2018

Bert and Ernie — the beloved roommates of “Sesame Street” — aren't gay. For a show that has made concerted efforts to portray the kind of diversity that children experience in real life, this is a disappointing revelation.

Philippine Nationality Room highlights need for diversity

Philippine Nationality Room highlights need for diversity

By Grace McGinness, For The Pitt News

August 28, 2018

The Philippine Nationality room is an important step in diversifying the Nationality Rooms, 20 of which represent white European countries.

Editorial: Trudeau demonstrates skin-deep commitment to diversity

Editorial: Trudeau demonstrates skin-deep commitment to diversity

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

Travelers in a foreign country have two options — they can learn the culture and blend in, or they can fake it until they make it. And while it’s impossible to know which strategy Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took on his official visit to India, it’s clear he didn’t make it. Trudeau...

Students discuss diversity in engineering

Students discuss diversity in engineering

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Since joining the National Society of Black Engineers in 1980, Karl Reid has dedicated his career to advancing opportunity and inclusion for African-American engineers across the country. “I got my leadership experience largely through NSBE, and I discovered my passion, which is to increase access...

Editorial: “Black Panther” sets standard for Hollywood inclusion

Editorial: “Black Panther” sets standard for Hollywood inclusion

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 20, 2018

If pop culture in the 2010s is remembered for anything, it’ll have to be superhero movies. Marvel, DC and smaller franchises have populated the silver screen with countless heroes over the past several years, almost all of them white — until last weekend, that is. “Black Panther,” a Marvel Studios produc...

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