How can universities improve Black student representation? A Pitt professor offered a blueprint in the 1970s.
Jerome Taylor attracted Black students in psychology, a field badly in need of diversification, through mentoring, workshops, and collaboration.
October 7, 2021
Donald Green takes over in the wake of an uproar on campus over an attempt to lay off 17 faculty members. With new leadership, some professors are hopeful for change.
September 1, 2021
As colleges and universities face demands to address racial inequities, there’s one stark gap at nearly every campus in the region.
August 17, 2021
The union that represents the faculty argued that the layoff notices in February “appeared to target members of minority groups, including women of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.”
June 21, 2021
As universities respond to calls for reform, staff in diversity and inclusion offices can be a powerful connection between institutions that are often siloed and slow-moving and the students demanding changes in campus culture.
May 26, 2021
Confronting racial inequities at Pittsburgh-area universities after George Floyd’s murder has yielded pain and progress
Across the country, students have pressed for change. As their leadership roles put them in contact with university administrators, they also bear the burden of trying to reform the very institutions they feel have failed to hear them for years.
May 26, 2021
At the city's universities, the response of students and instructors is both community-oriented and deeply personal.
April 20, 2021
The university works to tackle health disparities, exacerbated by COVID-19, by providing screenings and other services to people where they live.
April 15, 2021
Borrowed future: Student loans add years of debt to a degree. Pittsburgh borrowers reflect on lessons learned.
“I was told at an early age that education was the key. It was the ticket," one said. "But no one informed me how to do that so that I was not paralyzed.”
April 12, 2021
The percentage of high school graduates who went to college immediately after high school fell by more than a fifth last fall. Colleges are adapting how they recruit.
February 10, 2021