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Editorial: Katie Hill faces double standard in sex scandal

Editorial: Katie Hill faces double standard in sex scandal

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 7, 2019

The media’s handling of Hill’s photos are a form of victim-blaming that reinforces the double standard surrounding men and women’s expected expressions of sexuality.

Pitt to fund up to $250k in sexual misconduct prevention projects

Pitt to fund up to $250k in sexual misconduct prevention projects

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 2019

Pitt announced Wednesday that it is making up to $250,000 available for faculty and staff to support “innovative solutions” for preventing sexual misconduct on campus.

Oakland Outlook | Sexual assault at Pitt: A survivor’s story

Oakland Outlook | Sexual assault at Pitt: A survivor’s story

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

For many students on campus, the truth of sexual trauma is not shocking. Its ramifications are not best understood through statistical data. How do you quantify something that is stolen from you? How do you explain that sexual assault feels devestatingly familiar and inevitable to its victims?

Opinion | Impeach Justice Kavanaugh

Opinion | Impeach Justice Kavanaugh

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

September 24, 2019

Now, almost a year after those hearings, new information has come to light that raises even more questions about the confirmation process, FBI investigations and Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

Editorial: Antonio Brown should be benched

Editorial: Antonio Brown should be benched

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

The accusations led many to wonder whether or not Brown would play in his first game for the Patriots. He did — but he definitely should have been benched.

County judge overturns jury’s guilty verdict against ex-CMU student

County judge overturns jury’s guilty verdict against ex-CMU student

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

July 28, 2019

In a rare move, an Allegheny County judge has overturned the May jury verdict that convicted a former Carnegie Mellon University student of sexually assaulting a Pitt student.

Recent CMU graduate found guilty of sexual assault against female Pitt student

Recent CMU graduate found guilty of sexual assault against female Pitt student

By Jon Moss, News Editor

May 1, 2019

A recent CMU graduate was found guilty of a second degree sexual assault felony against a female Pitt student Tuesday morning.

Pitt Unmuted talks sexual violence

Pitt Unmuted talks sexual violence

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Pitt Unmuted, a student group that helps facilitate environments where survivors of sexual assault can share their stories, began in 2017 with a focus on collecting written and visual submissions from its members. But the group also looks for ways to actively prevent sexual violence.

Opinion | Virginia needs to get it together

Opinion | Virginia needs to get it together

By Devi Ruia, For The Pitt News

February 10, 2019

For these men to keep their positions would not only be an insult to the people of Virginia, but a terrible stain on the entire Democratic Party. All of them men should either resign or be removed from office.

Pa. group offers legal help to sexual assault victims

Pa. group offers legal help to sexual assault victims

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019

Legal expenses for sexual assault cases can often exceed $10,000, a prohibitively high cost for segments of the population that live paycheck-to-paycheck. One group is making it possible for Pennsylvanian survivors of sexual assault to get free legal help — particularly those who couldn’t otherwise afford it.

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