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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Halket Street in Oakland.

Gainey hears mixed feelings on Oakland Crossings at town hall

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2022
Mayor Ed Gainey held a virtual town hall to discuss the Oakland Crossings project on Wednesday. As part of his 30-day pause on the proposal, Gainey listened to comments from students and residents at the town hall.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Health Sciences Diversity hosted a town hall  titled “Vigilantism and White Supremacy: The Power of the Courts to Defend and Disrupt on Thursday afternoon.

‘Struggle for racial justice’: Town hall discusses vigilantism, white supremacy

By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor January 21, 2022
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Health Sciences Diversity hosted a town hall titled “Vigilantism and White Supremacy: The Power of the Courts to Defend and Disrupt on Thursday afternoon to discuss white supremacy and vigilantism.
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan virtual town hall on Wednesday outlined the University’s diversity goals.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan town hall outlines Pitt’s diversity goals and strategies

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer October 17, 2021
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a town hall on Wednesday to outline the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan. The plan includes a land acknowledgement, anti-racism pledge and aims to create an equitable and inclusive campus environment.
Pitt administrators spoke at a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, answering student questions and concerns about COVID-19 regulations for the fall semester and fully in-person classes, which start on Monday.

Pitt administrators talk COVID-19 regulations during first fall town hall

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer September 9, 2021
Top Pitt administrators spoke at a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, answering student questions and concerns about COVID-19 regulations for the fall semester and fully in-person classes, which start on Monday.
Pitt’s department of sociology, Global Hub and Asian Studies Center co-sponsored a Monday panel titled “Combatting Anti-Asian Violence Amidst COVID-19” to raise awareness about the increase in anti-Asian violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Heartbreaking’: Panel discusses rise in anti-Asian violence during pandemic

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer March 16, 2021
Pitt’s department of sociology, Global Hub and Asian Studies Center co-sponsored a Monday panel titled “Combatting Anti-Asian Violence Amidst COVID-19” to raise awareness about the increase in anti-Asian violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pitt Hillel and Resident Student Association hosted the first of a four-part town hall series Sunday evening, with this week’s conversation revolving around a Q&A session with local Jewish activists.

Hillel and RSA team up in anti-Semitism town hall

By Kiera Ledermann, For The Pitt News March 15, 2021
Hillel and RSA hosted the first of the four-part town hall series Sunday evening. About 60 people attended the Q&A session with local Jewish activists which focused on historical and modern anti-Semitism. People could submit their questions before the panel, or through a chat feature during the zoom call.
Student Government Board hosted a virtual town hall with Black Action Society in place of its usual Tuesday night meeting this week. The event focused on mental health as it relates to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Pitt officials address student questions about mental health on campus

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer October 21, 2020
The town hall, part of Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month, focused on mental health at Pitt, particularly how it’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Cheryl Ruffin hosted the Office of Diversity and Inclusions Wednesday town hall.

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

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

Virtual town hall examines the history between race and justice

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...

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