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A panel of experts from Pitt and the city of Pittsburgh discussed the new Title IX regulations and their effects on the University Thursday via Zoom.

Title IX office discusses resources, training under new federal regulations

By Natalie Frank and Rebecca Johnson October 23, 2020
Pitt administrators and a panel of experts discussed new Title IX regulations and their effect on the University at the Thursday afternoon panel “Unpacking the New Title IX Regulations.”
Pitt’s Title IX office has implemented a number of new controversial changes announced by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, meeting the federal government’s Aug. 14 deadline and drawing concerns from some students and Title IX officials in the process.

‘Terrifying’: Title IX office, students react to new federal regulations

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer September 4, 2020
Pitt’s Title IX office has implemented controversial new federal Title IX regulations — meeting the federal government’s Aug. 14 deadline — despite strong opposition from some University officials. Carrie Benson said she has many concerns about the new rules, but her office will comply with them.
Clyde Wilson Pickett named new vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

Clyde Wilson Pickett named new vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2020
Pitt announced Thursday that Clyde Wilson Pickett has been named the University’s new vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher plans to establish a yet-to-be-named group within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to develop campus-wide sexual misconduct prevention education programs.

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

By Rebecca Johnson, Benjamin Nigrosh, and Jon Moss January 16, 2020
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Thursday press release and at the Thursday afternoon Senate Council meeting that the University is expanding its community-driven response to prevent sexual misconduct.
Pam Connelly, Pitt’s vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and leader of the Office of Diversity of Inclusion, has announced that she will step down in early January.

Diversity and inclusion leader to step down

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor November 20, 2019
Pam Connelly — Pitt’s vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and leader of the Office of Diversity of Inclusion — will step down in early January.
Katie Pope, the associate vice chancellor of Civil Rights and Title IX, speaks about the Association of American Universities Pitt campus climate survey at a town hall on Thursday afternoon.

Title IX holds town hall in wake of campus climate survey results

By Jade Chang, Staff Writer November 15, 2019
Title IX coordinator Katie Pope discussed the results of the Association of American Universities Pitt campus climate survey during a town hall on Thursday, fielding questions from an audience of about 30 people about her office’s mission.
Katie Pope is the coordinator of the Title IX office. The Title IX office will now be included in a division with civil rights, after the Office of Diversity and Inclusion separates into two divisions: Inclusion and Access, and Civil Rights and Title IX.

Diversity and Inclusion office reorganized in October

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor October 9, 2019
Pitt announced Wednesday that it reorganized the offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Disability Resources and Services at the beginning of October.
Katie Pope, the coordinator of the Title IX office, talks about the push to make her office more accessible.

Title IX releases data, holds first-ever town hall

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor October 1, 2019
Title IX coordinator Katie Pope said at the sparsely-attended town hall that the office hopes to “be more present” on campus starting this year.
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