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A Pitt Law adjunct professor announced his resignation Wednesday after using a racial slur.

Pitt Law adjunct professor resigns over racial slur

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor October 16, 2020
A Pitt Law adjunct professor announced his resignation Wednesday after using a racial slur in class. The professor, who has not been named, used the “n-word” during an in-class discussion regarding a case study containing offensive language.
Pitt adjunct professor Aaron Bernstine has served as representative for the state House 10th District for the past two terms and most recently served on the House Commerce, Insurance, Health and Game and Fisheries committees.

Pitt professor pressured to resign House seat after videos surface of him telling 5-year old son to smoke, use explicit language

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor October 9, 2020
Aaron Bernstine, an adjunct professor in the graduate school of business, is being pressured to resign his House seat after four Snapchat videos surfaced of him encouraging his 5-year old son to smoke a cigar and use explicit language. 
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will not run for re-election next cycle amid discord with President Donald Trump. 
(Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press/TNS)

Rejecting his legacy, Flake boldly speaks out

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News November 2, 2017

Growing up in a town between Princeton and Trenton, New Jersey, I was exposed to a diverse population — both racially and economically. And while I am grateful I grew up in a place that encouraged a...

Pitt Law Dean William Carter will step down after the 2017-2018 academic year. (Pitt News File Photo)

Pitt Law dean Carter to step down, leaving Pitt a second dean position to fill

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2017

The dean of Pitt’s law school, William M. Carter Jr., is stepping down to return to teaching full-time, becoming the second Pitt dean ending their tenure next spring. Carter's decision comes soon...

Sessions said to suggest resigning as tensions grow with Trump

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had suggested in the past several weeks he might resign amid a widening rift with President Donald Trump, according to a person familiar with the matter. Sessions...

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