The Pitt News

Title IX office discusses resources, training under new federal regulations

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.
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.”

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

Opinion | The Kobe Dilemma

Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant leaves the courtroom at the Eagle County Justice Center April 27, 2004, in Eagle, Colorado.
February 3, 2020
His alleged actions must be acknowledged as a part of his murky legacy.

Editorial: Katie Hill faces double standard in sex scandal

While resigning, California Rep. Katie Hill promised a legal fight over leaked private photos.
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

Provost Cudd makes a surprise appearance
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.
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
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

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) talks with coaches during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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.
Load more stories

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
sexual assault