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‘Embarrassing’: Black student leaders criticize low Black student enrollment

According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

August 26, 2020

Ottley said this is indicative of a culture at Pitt that she believes needs to change to attract, and retain, more Black students. According to University data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

Students, faculty and staff required to complete COVID-19 training for fall

Top Pitt officials discussed the University's fall reopening plans during a Tuesday evening community meeting held by the Oakland Planning and Development Corp.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

July 29, 2020

Though it was previously stated that all faculty and staff members would complete COVID-19 training, Bonner said during the meeting that all students will be required to complete the training as well.

Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 16, 2020

Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs launched a new Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan on Wednesday, in collaboration with Black students.

Bonner, McCarthy address student concerns in virtual town hall

Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies Joe McCarthy held a virtual town hall through Zoom for Pitt students to address questions regarding housing, grading and technology concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies Joe McCarthy held a virtual town hall Thursday to address various questions regarding student concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SGB encourages students: research board candidates

SGB President Zechariah Brown discusses next week’s SGB election at Tuesday’s weekly meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

SGB’s upcoming board election will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m on election day, with the results announced at SGB’s weekly meeting that day. 

SGB’s SORC proposals given to Dean Bonner

SGB has yet to reach a compromise with the SORC on the Center’s new naming guidelines for student organizations that were introduced last semester.

By Anushay Chaudhry, For The Pitt News

January 29, 2020

Student Government Board kicked off their meeting Tuesday night with an announcement from President Zechariah Brown that he had met with SORC coordinator Lynne Miller to discuss SGB’s proposed solutions to new naming guidelines.

SGB announces approval of new judicial chair Stephen Jacobus

SGB President Zechariah Brown discusses SORC’s naming guidelines that will prohibit independent student organizations from using University trademarks like “Pitt” and “Panther” at Tuesday’s weekly SGB meeting.

By Anushay Chaudhry, For The Pitt News

January 15, 2020

Student Government Board kicked off their weekly meeting Tuesday night with President Zechariah Brown announcing the newly appointed SGB judicial committee chair, Stephen Jacobus.

Survey results highlight misconduct, sexual assault on campus

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Tuesday email that the University would be implementing a community-driven response following the Association of American Universities 17-page report examining the current state of sexual assault and misconduct on campus.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 16, 2019

The Association of American Universities released a 217-page report and data tables Tuesday examining the current state of sexual assault and misconduct on 33 university campuses, including Pitt.

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.

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