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

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.

Sexual misconduct prevention panel plots course

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has created an Advisory Council on the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct in response to the AAU campus climate survey.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

When the Association of American Universities released a report last year detailing sexual misconduct on 33 university campuses, including Pitt, Yemi Olaiya said personal experiences with sexual misconduct inspired her to help survivors.

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