The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers kneels for the national anthem at Levis Stadium in October 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

‘Big 4’ sports leagues focus on social justice issues in a year like no other

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Society’s problems have never blended into the sports world the way they have in 2020
The Center for Creativity hosted “Me in the Poetry: A Longed-For Bed,” in collaboration with the week-long Black Study Intensive “Collective Protest and Rebellion” sponsored by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

‘Embracing joy’: Poetry workshop encourages positive thoughts, pursuing passions

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer October 2, 2020
Pitt students, faculty and staff worked to bridge the distance between passion and everyday life at a poetry workshop Thursday afternoon. Jasmine Green guided the workshop and described her experiences with finding passion.
Emily Greenwood, professor of classics and African American studies at Yale University, started off CAAPP’s Black Study Intensive week with her virtual talk “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors” on Monday afternoon.

Some classics translations skirt conversations about race, Yale professor says

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 30, 2020
Greenwood’s Monday afternoon talk, “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors,” kicked off the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ week of Black Study Intensive sessions. The event featured Greenwood presenting her unpublished paper on the language of Aristotle, as well as discussion with Greenwood moderated by Dan Kubis, senior English literature lecturer.
Sossena Wood’s academic career was impacted by diversity programs in the Swanson School of Engineering such as Pitt Excel, where she served as a mentor, and the National Society of Black Engineers, where she served as the National Chairperson for Pitt’s chapter.

Researcher, advocate: Sossena Wood promotes diversity in engineering

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer March 6, 2019
Sossena Wood entered the Swanson School of Engineering in 2007 as an electrical engineering major, a major where only 0.9 percent of degree-earners nationwide are black women.
Nicole E. W. Parks, African American Alumni Council President, welcomes guests at “Say It Loud.”

Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer January 16, 2019
During the height of the Civil Rights movement, in 1969, 40 members from Pitt’s newly minted Black Action Society shut themselves inside a Cathedral of Learning computer lab for seven hours to protest racial injustices on campus.
Sara Hall took third place in the USA Track and Field Championships. This year, Pittsburgh hosted the national event, which followed the Pittsburgh Half Marathons course. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)

Pittsburgh Marathon draws runners from around the world

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor May 16, 2018

Despite overcast skies, cool temperatures and the threat of rain, more than 37,000 people showed up at the starting line for the 10th annual Pittsburgh Marathon early Sunday morning. The weekend of...

Three members of the Dora Milaje play major roles in Black Panther. From left, Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyongo) and Ayo (Florence Kasumba). (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios/TNS)

Editorial: “Black Panther” sets standard for Hollywood inclusion

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 20, 2018

If pop culture in the 2010s is remembered for anything, it’ll have to be superhero movies. Marvel, DC and smaller franchises have populated the silver screen with countless heroes over the past several...

Jasmine Green and Albert Tanjaya discussed the difficulties both African-American and Asian-American communities face during an event Wednesday night. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

ASA, BAS explore racial identities, histories

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer November 30, 2017

When Olivia Carter asked the 20-something students gathered in a single-file line in the William Pitt Union to step back if they’d ever “endured physical or verbal abuse due to [their] race,” the...

GOP’s Roy Moore pushed to quit Senate race after accusation he molested 14-year-old girl

Republicans' lock on an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate was thrown into doubt Thursday when the party's religious-right candidate was accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when...

The Pittsburgh Art Commission reached a unanimous decision Wednesday to recommend the removal of the Stephen Foster statue. (Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

Art Commission recommends relocating Foster statue

Dippy the Dinosaur might be losing a pal in the near future. The Pittsburgh Art Commission reached a unanimous decision Wednesday to recommend the removal of the Stephen Foster statue — located on...

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