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‘A difficult time for us all’: Panel discusses mental health during COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice movement

Pitt and Student Government Board held the roundtable event “COVID-19, Intersectionality and Mental Health” on Tuesday.
October 8, 2020
Camille Interligi, lead clinician for multicultural outreach from the University Counseling Center, said at a Monday roundtable that the concept of mental health itself — especially in regards to mental illness — is a racist and patriarchal construct.

Opinion | Olympic breakdancing would promote inclusion

Thai break dancers.
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.

Editorial: Trudeau demonstrates skin-deep commitment to diversity

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks to supporters at a fundraising event Jan. 16 in Woodbridge, Ontario. (Arindam Shivaani/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)
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...

Students discuss diversity in engineering

Karl Reid, the executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, explores the factors of success Tuesday afternoon at Benedum Hall. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)
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...

Saying #MeToo in the streets, not just the tweets

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, discusses how the use of intersectional feminism on social media can be divisive or inclusive depending on the user’s syntax Tuesday night at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)
February 8, 2018

Me too. Me too. Me too. It’s been all over the news. It’s been all over your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds. As sexual assault survivors of all identities continue to speak out about their...

Students simulate marginalized experiences

Students allot their weekly food budget in a simulation planned by Student Affairs at Boxes and Walls Monday afternoon. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)
November 7, 2017

A young man sat at a table behind two black curtains in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Monday night. Across the table, two individuals intensely interrogated him. “What religion do you practice?”...

Deaf activist, model shares experiences, advocates for inclusion

Nyle DiMarco, a deaf activist and model, advocatdes for the Deaf community and shares his life experiences on Monday at Frick Fine Arts. Meghan Sunners | Visual Editor
April 4, 2017

When Nyle DiMarco was 24-years-old, a friend asked him if he ever wished he could hear. He immediately replied no. “I told him, ‘I have always been deaf. It is part of who I am,’” DiMarco...

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