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Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

Bonner addresses COVID cases, xenophobia at second SGB meeting

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 2, 2020
Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, addressed Pitt students and faculty at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting, asking community members to come together and take care of each other during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in Dallas.

Editorial: Post-Gazette wrong to give Shapiro’s xenophobia a platform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 22, 2020
While Shapiro has the freedom to express his opinion as he wishes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette should not be giving Shapiro, or his racism, a platform.
Najeeba Syeed, left, of Los Angeles, hugs Judy Gilliland, of Lakewood, California, during a news conference at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles on Friday, March 15. Muslims and people of all faiths came together in prayer at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles one day after the shooting in a mosque in New Zealand killed 50 people.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 17, 2019
In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.
Duke University’s professor Megan Neely is currently under scrutiny for sending an email to Duke biostatistics students about international students speaking Chinese in study areas.

Editorial: Duke professor’s email is xenophobic, discriminatory

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 28, 2019
Neely’s email, which implied that students speaking in a language other than English would be penalized, was uncalled for and xenophobic in nature. This isn’t the kind of thinking that should be welcomed or allowed at universities.
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