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Title IX releases data, holds first-ever town hall

Katie Pope, the coordinator of the Title IX office, talks about the push to make her office more accessible.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

October 1, 2019

Title IX coordinator Katie Pope said at the sparsely-attended town hall that the office hopes to “be more present” on campus starting this year.

Editorial: Hosting Louis C.K. reflects badly on Pittsburgh

Controversial comedian Louis C.K. performed a three-show tour at Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead this past weekend.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 28, 2019

Louis C.K.’s presence in Pittsburgh — and the entire tour — was a mistake and an insult to women in comedy and in the audience.

Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

January 28, 2019

Gillette’s newest commercial poses a question that upset America’s men, even though it is one women face every day: Is this the best you can be?

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a news conference in Coral Springs, Florida, after meeting with students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on March 7.

By Anne Marie Yurik, Senior Staff Columnist

November 26, 2018

Even though Title IX is usually meant to protect the victims of sexual assault, DeVos' new plan, which tries to protect those accused over the victims, is a step backward.

Oakland business owners say “No More” to sexual harassment

Oakland Says No More, a campaign which hopes to end workplace sexual harassment and violence, encouraged supporters to sign their petition at an event hosted on Oakland Avenue Tuesday evening. (Photo by Samuel Weber | Staff Writer)

By Sam Weber | Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Along Oakland Avenue from Sennott Street to Forbes Avenue, local businesses and organizations came out Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a new partnership between the Southwestern PA Says No More initiative and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. The program is called Oakland Says No More and is a campaign des...

Communication department undervalues women, dean says after review

An office on the 14th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, where Pitt's Department of Communication is located. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2018

The dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences said Thursday that previous investigations and a recent survey of the department of communication have revealed an environment where women remain undervalued. “The investigations revealed failures of systems and failures of character,” Dean ...

Editorial: Meehan confuses ‘soul mate’ and sexual assault

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan spoke out on Tuesday, denying the sexual harassment charges against him. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 25, 2018

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan sat on the House Ethics Committee for three terms, investigating several representatives’ alleged violations of the law and ensuring members maintained proper conduct — until this past Saturday. Now, Meehan himself is under investigation by the committee in response to se...

Pitt Title IX to investigate harassment allegations from early 2000s

An office on the 14th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, where Pitt's Department of Communication is located. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

December 16, 2017

Pitt’s Title IX office will open an investigation after a former professor published an article Wednesday alleging harassment and discrimination in the Department of Communication in the early 2000s. Carol Stabile, a professor in Pitt’s Department of Communication from 1994-2005, described her ...

Editorial: Franken shows need to unite against sexual assault, regardless of party

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., looks over his notes prior to hearing Alex M. Azar II testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A series of Senate Democratic women issued calls for Franken to resign Wednesday morning. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 7, 2017

Twitter’s time stamps proved just how planned politics can be yesterday. Over the course of an hour, 11 female Democratic senators made coordinated statements calling for Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota to resign from office amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. As of now, eight women have...

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

Three Dartmouth College professors were placed on paid leave after they were accused of sexual misconduct. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2017

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth who had been absent from campus for quite some time — as it turns out, the three profess...

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