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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.

Pitt requests extension for implementing controversial new Title IX rule

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, issued final rules on May 6 regarding the manner in which universities conduct investigations of sexual misconduct.
May 19, 2020
After the federal education department first proposed the new rule at the end of 2018, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher voiced concerns in February 2019 about the requirements for hearings and cross-examination.

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.

Police blotter: March 26 – April 1

U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan said there was no evidence to suggest Rosfeld's resignation was coerced under duress.
April 2, 2020
Title IX reports, a missing drill and a shooting on Meyran in this week's TPN police blotter.

Inside the 7 “innovative solutions” for sexual assault on campus

Chancellor Gallagher announced in January that the University will take several measures to address sexual misconduct issues on campus.
February 10, 2020
The University awarded funding in mid-January for seven “innovative solutions” to prevent sexual misconduct on campus, several months after Chancellor Patrick Gallagher called the University’s current approach to preventing sexual misconduct “insufficient”.

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher plans to establish a yet-to-be-named group within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to develop campus-wide sexual misconduct prevention education programs.
January 16, 2020
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Thursday press release and at the Thursday afternoon Senate Council meeting that the University is expanding its community-driven response to prevent sexual misconduct.

Diversity and inclusion leader to step down

Pam Connelly, Pitt’s vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and leader of the Office of Diversity of Inclusion, has announced that she will step down in early January.
November 20, 2019
Pam Connelly — Pitt’s vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and leader of the Office of Diversity of Inclusion — will step down in early January.

Title IX holds town hall in wake of campus climate survey results

Katie Pope, the associate vice chancellor of Civil Rights and Title IX, speaks about the Association of American Universities Pitt campus climate survey at a town hall on Thursday afternoon.
November 15, 2019
Title IX coordinator Katie Pope discussed the results of the Association of American Universities Pitt campus climate survey during a town hall on Thursday, fielding questions from an audience of about 30 people about her office’s mission.

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.
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