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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?

Survey results highlight misconduct, sexual assault on campus

Survey results highlight misconduct, sexual assault on campus

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 16, 2019

The Association of American Universities released a 217-page report and data tables Tuesday examining the current state of sexual assault and misconduct on 33 university campuses, including Pitt.

Diversity and Inclusion office reorganized in October

Diversity and Inclusion office reorganized in October

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 9, 2019

Pitt announced Wednesday that it reorganized the offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Disability Resources and Services at the beginning of October.

October 1, 2019: Title IX Office discusses accessibility at first Town Hall

October 2, 2019

For the first time since its creation in 2015, Pitt’s Title IX office released data this summer reporting its activity over the course of the school year. According to Katie Pope, the coordinator of the Title IX office, the report is part of a general push to make the office more accessible to the...

Title IX releases data, holds first-ever town hall

Title IX releases data, holds first-ever town hall

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.

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.

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

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.

College athletes shouldn’t get a free pass for sexual assault

College athletes shouldn’t get a free pass for sexual assault

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

January 8, 2018

When Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Jameis Winston takes the field, the crowd is focused on one thing — the game. Winston, at only 24 years old, is one of the best in the league. A former Florida State Seminole, he has had a stellar professional career so far — 12,149 all-purpose ya...

Pitt Title IX to investigate harassment allegations from early 2000s

Pitt Title IX to investigate harassment allegations from early 2000s

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 ...

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