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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 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 pushed to late April

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 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.

Pitt student’s trial set for late January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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