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Column: College sports deserve diverse leadership

New head basketball coach Jeff Capel speaks at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

Not only is Pitt’s new men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel a star recruiter and successful tournament coach, he brings something to Pitt that the program has never seen before. Diversity. Specifically, Capel — a black man — is the first-ever head coach of any minority status to oversee ...

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

By Brad Barket / Abaca Press / TNS

January 5, 2015

Transgender actress Laverne Cox attends the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Marriott Marquis in New York on March 24, 2012. 



By Dave Getzschman

August 28, 2014

Kaitlyn Benitez-Strine, 17, from left, speaks with ROTC representatives Anna Thompson, 22, and Isabel Lopez, 18, at Stanford University, April 29, 2011, in Stanford, California. Following a ban of about four decades, Stanford and many of the nation's elite universities are welcoming back the Reserve Offic...

Pa. Gay marriage

Pa. Gay marriage

By Yong Kim

May 27, 2014

Lindsay Vandermay, right, holds up her wedding ring with her partner Ashley Wilson after they received their marriage certificate at the marriage bureau office at City Hall on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT)...

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