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Pitt student pleads guilty to three counts after racist, threatening messages

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2020

Pitt student Ethan Kozak pled guilty to three criminal counts Thursday in a case related to a series of racist and threatening messages he sent in summer 2019.

Pitt student’s trial pushed to late April

Pitt student Ethan Kozak will face a nonjury trial on April 27 for three criminal counts, one each of ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats and harassment.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 30, 2020

Pitt student Ethan Kozak will face a nonjury trial on April 27 for three criminal counts, one each of ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats and harassment.

Pitt student’s trial set for late January

Pitt student leaders wrote a letter to administrators in July calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, who admitted to sending violent and derogatory messages to D.J. Matthews, a 20-year-old black Pittsburgh resident.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

November 17, 2019

Pitt student Ethan Kozak will face a non-jury trial on Jan. 29, 2020, for three criminal counts.

What you missed this summer: tuition hikes, union developments, Ethan Kozak

 Pitt’s Board of Trustees met in July to approve a tuition increase for the 2019-20 academic year.

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

August 19, 2019

We’ve rounded up a few of the summer’s biggest headlines, in case you missed them.

Criminal complaint charges Pitt student with ethnic intimidation, making terroristic threats

Criminal complaint charges Pitt student with ethnic intimidation, making terroristic threats

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

July 30, 2019

A rising junior political science major was accused on July 13 of one count each of ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats and harassment in a criminal complaint filed by a Mt. Lebanon police officer.

Student, Pitt leaders to meet to strengthen student code of conduct

The Pitt student leaders’ letter to administrators calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak.

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

July 12, 2019

Student leaders and top Pitt officials will meet in the fall to discuss ways to strengthen the Student Code of Conduct, while staying consistent with the First Amendment, both parties confirmed.

Provost, dean of students respond to letter calling for student expulsion

The Pitt student leaders’ letter to administrators calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak.

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

July 6, 2019

Pitt Provost Ann Cudd and Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner responded Saturday evening to a Friday letter from student leaders calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, a rising junior political science major.

Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

July 5, 2019

Leaders of several Pitt student organizations sent a letter to Pitt administrators Friday morning calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, a rising junior political science major, according to a tweet sent Friday afternoon.

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