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Opinion | The NFL’s Rooney Rule can help diversify our governments

The Rooney Rule, adopted by the NFL in 2003, is named after late former Steelers owner, Dan Rooney (right).

By Kartik Kannan, For The Pitt News

September 1, 2020

The NFL instituted the Rooney Rule in 2003, which got its name from Steelers owner Dan Rooney’s efforts to make the personnel behind professional football more diverse.

History faculty explores roots of racism, protest in America

Three faculty members from the history department spoke about the history of race and protest Thursday morning at the “How Did We Get Here? Histories of Race, Discrimination, and Protest” session.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

July 30, 2020

Three faculty members from the history department — Laurence Glasco, Laura Lovett and Stoner — spoke about the history of race and protest Thursday morning at the “How Did We Get Here? Histories of Race, Discrimination, and Protest” session.

‘I hope it’s a reckoning’: Panel encourages racial justice activism in Pittsburgh

Clyde Wilson Pickett, the new vice chancellor for diversity inclusion, made his first public appearance during a Tuesday event as part of Pitt's Diversity Forum.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 28, 2020

X and other community members shared their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial inequities in Pittsburgh at the panel discussion.

Kimura begins work as associate athletic director

Kimura begins work as associate athletic director

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 22, 2020

Pitt’s newly minted associate athletic director for culture, diversity and engagement offered some insight into what her job will entail.

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

High school GPAs and test scores don’t always accurately reflect intelligence of a student.

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

Lilly Singh arrives at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 4, 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

Sossena Wood’s academic career was impacted by diversity programs in the Swanson School of Engineering such as Pitt Excel, where she served as a mentor, and the National Society of Black Engineers, where she served as the National Chairperson for Pitt’s chapter.

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

Thai break dancers.

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist

February 26, 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

JK Rowling attended the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK on Feb. 12, 2017.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 28, 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

Bert and Ernie perform in a scene in the 1978 TV special, “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.”

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 21, 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.

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