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‘The gift that keeps on taking’: Virtual town hall discusses relationship between capitalism, inequity

Cheryl Ruffin hosted the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Wednesday town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 8, 2020

Wednesday’s “Toxic Recipe: The Historical Ingredients of American Inequity” was an installment of the “This is Not Normal: Allyship and Advocacy in the age of COVID-19” virtual town hall series.

Virtual town hall examines the history between race and justice

The town hall explored the ways in which members of the community can begin and sustain productive conversations.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 4, 2020

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented the “I Can’t Breathe: From Agony to Activism” virtual town hall Wednesday afternoon, a last-minute addition to the “This is Not Normal: Allyship and Advocacy in the age of COVID-19” town hall series.

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...

SGB will vote on sustainability measures

Aurora Sharrard, Pitt’s Director of Sustainability, speaks at a town hall hosted by SGB Tuesday night.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Following a 15-minute board meeting, Pitt Student Government Board held its final town hall of the academic year Tuesday night, facilitating a discussion on sustainability.

Committee hears student concerns regarding divestment

Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition set up a cardboard “pipeline” in the Cathedral in Dec. 2016 in protest of the pipeline on Standing Rock's reservation in December 2016. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

By Nina Kneuer and Sarah Shearer

November 15, 2018

Pitt brought the possibility of divesting to the public stage at Town Hall Wednesday night.

Pitt professors talk faculty unionization at Frick Fine Arts

History of art and architecture associate professor Mrinalini Rajagopalan spoke about the inequalities women encounter when being promoted to professorship.

By Jonathan Kunitsky, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

A panel of faculty members from Pitt discussed the feasibility of faculty unionization.

SGB unveils Town Hall to reach students

SGB president Maggie Kennedy uses vice president Cory Stillman’s hand as a makeshift surface on which to strike her gavel at Tuesday night’s public meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

The Student Government Board announced the creation of a Town Hall at Tuesday night’s meeting, aimed at bringing more students into the conversation about various campus issues.

Peduto, Fitzgerald face questions at town hall

Alleghany County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Bill Peduto discussed Amazon, small businesses and Beaver County’s cracker plant in a town hall attended by 80 people Monday evening. (Photo by Jonathan Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

Citizens had a chance to address pressing issues like Amazon, small businesses and the ethane plant in Beaver County with some of Pittsburgh’s most important figures — Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald — Monday night at Union Project in Highland Park. Peduto, F...

Editorial: Toomey isn’t listening to constituents

Protestors hold a cutout of Sen. Pat Toomey at a

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 1, 2017

After months of relentless pressure from voters all across the state, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey finally attended a town hall meeting last night to hear his constituents’ grievances — sort of. In a PBS-organized special, Toomey appeared for an hour on stage in front of an audience of about 50 c...

SGB town hall sees low turnout

Pitt senior and Student Government Board Vice President Rohit Anand speaks at a SGB meeting Tuesday night, March 28. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Nolan Roosa / Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Student Government Board’s monthly town hall lasted only 15 minutes Tuesday night, a change from the typical hour-long meeting. Nordy’s Place was nearly empty while board members reminded the few attendees to apply for SGB committee positions for the upcoming year. SGB’s town-hall-style meetin...

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