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Pittsburgh Action Against Rape — an organization to help victims of sexual or relationship violence —  led a discusson via Zoom on Thursday to talk about how to support survivors of sexual misconduct on college campuses, specifically how to use the Title IX office’s resources, what trauma from sexual violence can look like and how to help victims of sexual violence.

‘We have a responsibility’: Panel discusses Title IX resources, sexual assault awareness

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape to hold a supporting survivors workshop on Thursday morning as part of its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April.
Pitt’s Office of Civil Rights and Title IX hosted an event titled “Violence on the Rise: The Troubled Relationship between COVID-19 and domestic violence” last September, which addressed the increase of domestic violence and sexual violence during the pandemic.

‘Survivor-centered’: Intimate partner violence, sexual assault organizations forge ahead amidst pandemic

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer February 10, 2021
Amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, intimate partner violence and sexual assault advocate groups remained certain about one thing — helping survivors.
A panel of experts from Pitt and the city of Pittsburgh discussed the new Title IX regulations and their effects on the University Thursday via Zoom.

Title IX office discusses resources, training under new federal regulations

By Natalie Frank and Rebecca Johnson October 23, 2020
Pitt administrators and a panel of experts discussed new Title IX regulations and their effect on the University at the Thursday afternoon panel “Unpacking the New Title IX 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.

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

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.
Opinion | Trump administration's Title IX changes hurt survivors

Opinion | Trump administration’s Title IX changes hurt survivors

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist May 12, 2020
The mere change in the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment will have wide-reaching, chilling consequences.
By the Book: “The Glass Eye” and writing about mental illness

By the Book: “The Glass Eye” and writing about mental illness

By the Book is a biweekly blog about the real-life revelations that can come with class readings.
By Megan Williams, Staff Writer February 13, 2020
I prefer “crazy” to “mentally ill.” The latter sounds so clinical, and I never feel clinical when I am in the trenches of my post-traumatic stress.
Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant leaves the courtroom at the Eagle County Justice Center April 27, 2004, in Eagle, Colorado.

Opinion | The Kobe Dilemma

By Aidan Segal, Staff Columnist February 3, 2020
His alleged actions must be acknowledged as a part of his murky legacy.
While resigning, California Rep. Katie Hill promised a legal fight over leaked private photos.

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.
Provost Cudd makes a surprise appearance

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

Oakland Outlook is a bi-weekly blog written by TPN staffers chronicling their experiences as college students living in Oakland.
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?
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