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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A student takes food during the “Oh We Belong End of Year Celebration” put on by Pitt’s Office of Inclusion and Belonging at the William Pitt Union on Friday.

‘Oh We Belong’ end-of-year celebration fosters inclusivity, shared spaces

By Amy Zhang, Staff Writer April 17, 2023
The Office of Inclusion and Belonging hosted its first annual “Oh We Belong” event on Friday afternoon. Students from diverse student organizations and communities gathered on the sixth floor of the William Pitt Union to enjoy international cuisine, music and raffle prizes.
Opinion | Sinead O’Dwyer’s show at London Fashion Week shows that diversity in high fashion is important

Opinion | Sinead O’Dwyer’s show at London Fashion Week shows that diversity in high fashion is important

By Kelly Xiong, Staff Columnist February 27, 2023
As London Fashion Week came to an end, one show had people talking — Sinéad O’Dwyer’s. The show was incredibly diverse, featuring models of all sizes and races — something underrepresented in luxury fashion.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Asha Chai-Chang offers the do’s and don’ts to fostering inclusive communities

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer February 3, 2023
The “Intersection of Race, Disability and Religion: A First Person Experience” webinar took place Thursday evening. Asha Chai-Chang, a director and writer, offered attendees advice on how to navigate intersectionality firsthand.
Pitt Global Ties mentors at first-year convocation in August.

‘A sense of belonging’: Global Ties welcomes international students to campus

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer September 7, 2022
Led by a team of student mentors, Global Ties hosts events to help international students make friends, learn American traditions, explore Pittsburgh and acclimate to life in the United States. This fall is the first fully in-person semester for Global Ties since spring 2020.
The College of General Studies in Posvar Hall.

New CGS major focuses on importance of ethics in criminal justice

By Alaina Goldberg, Staff Writer February 1, 2022
Pitt introduced a new College of General Studies major — law, criminal justice and society — last fall which is a combination of legal studies and the administrative justice majors.
Yangkai Zhang, left, Jaden Calhoun, center, and Nikolai Czepiel (left, right) are first-generation college students attending Pitt.

First-generation students work to make best of fall semester, despite pandemic

By Suln Yun, For The Pitt News November 18, 2020
Without the same background knowledge of college that their peers may have, first-generation college students face distinct challenges, such as the college application process, financial difficulties and the adjustment to college life.
Pitt is a large, research-intensive institution with a sizable STEM focus, including 76 STEM departments, seven schools with a STEM focus and nearly 4,500 STEM faculty.

Pitt joins program to increase diversity, inclusivity in STEM faculty

By Millicent Watt, For The Pitt News November 2, 2020
Pitt — along with 18 other universities across the country — was selected to join the three-year Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty program.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion released a new social justice website in late September.

Pitt introduces new website dedicated to social justice

By Betul Tuncer, For The Pitt News October 30, 2020
Morgan Ottley, the president of the Black Action Society, said one of her organization’s main goals is to push for transparency from Pitt. She said the University’s new social justice website is a good place to start.
Pitt’s Benedum Hall houses the Swanson School of Engineering.

Swanson receives commitment for a donation that could exceed $10 million to help underrepresented students

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor October 21, 2020
The Swanson School of Engineering received received a commitment for a donation that could exceed $10 million on Wednesday from an anonymous Pitt engineering alumnus and his wife to financially support underrepresented undergraduate students in the Pitt EXCEL program.
Dr. Larry Davis and Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg spoke at an event called “Will Race Always Matter?” on Tuesday.

‘Why are they angry with us?’: Larry Davis talks systemic racism

By Alice Tang, For The Pitt News September 28, 2020
Davis — the founding director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, as well as dean emeritus of the School of Social Work — talked about his book and issues surrounding race at the “Will Race Always Matter?” lecture Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by the CRSP, Thornburgh Forum, the University Honors College, the Institute of Politics and the School of Social Work.
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