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

Pitt students embrace during a protest against sexual violence outside of the Cathedral of Learning in October.

‘I’ve reached out numerous times’: Student leaders disappointed with University communication on campus sexual violence

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2022
After a meeting between student leaders and Dean of Students Carla Panzella about sexual violence at Pitt, Megan Sharkey said she has mixed emotions.
Editorial | Gaming platforms need to do more to address and prevent harm

Editorial | Gaming platforms need to do more to address and prevent harm

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 6, 2022
Concerned parents and players recently criticized the game “Overwatch 2” for hosting custom user modifications that simulate sexual assault and rape.
Students gather during a protest against sexual violence in the Cathedral of Learning on Oct. 7.

Interfraternity Council board member speaks out on ‘absurd,’ ‘vile’ statement IFC posted last week on reported sexual assault in the Cathedral of Learning

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022
A now-deleted statement from IFC regarding a reported sexual assault contained language such as “I believe that a man’s life is difficult.” An IFC board member called it thinly-veiled “misogyny” and “chauvinism,” and urged the president, Michael Liu, to resign.
Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks sexual assault cases, increased security presence on campus

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer October 13, 2022
Chief of Police James Loftus said Pitt police have yet to identify the perpetrator of the recent sexual assault in the Cathedral of Learning.
A Pitt student speaks at a protest against sexual violence outside of the Cathedral of Learning Friday afternoon.

‘We demand change’: Students protest sexual assault on campus

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer October 7, 2022
More than 100 students at a Friday afternoon protest chanted "take back our safety, take back our campus" and carried signs with phrases such as "We demand change, we will not be silenced."
Students write notes of support during a protest against sexual violence outside the Cathedral of Learning Friday afternoon.

Pittsburgh college students: If you’ve experienced sexual violence, these local resources can help.

By Emma Folts and Mila Sanina October 7, 2022
It can be a confusing and traumatic time. This guide can answer some questions about medical care, Title IX and counseling.
Pitt police issue crime alert after alleged sexual assault

Pitt police issue crime alert after alleged sexual assault

By Quentin Tan, Staff Writer September 7, 2022
Pitt police issued a crime alert Wednesday detailing a reported sexual assault in the 100 block of University Place.
Opinion | First-year girls should be wary of the ‘Red Zone’

Opinion | First-year girls should be wary of the ‘Red Zone’

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, Staff Columnist August 10, 2022
Labeling Pitt as a non-Greek life school makes first-year students especially vulnerable to sexual assault.
A protest in solidarity with students fighting against the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln took place Tuesday evening in front of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.

Students protest Fiji fraternity in solidarity with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 15, 2021
Pittsburgh Alliance for Revolutionary Youth organized a protest Tuesday in solidarity with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in their fight against the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Under 10 people attended the protest.
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.
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