The university is a crafted as an apolitical space, where political engagement is only an option as long as it is figured as a consumer choice that does not disrupt or antagonize other student’s private enjoyment.
We demand a world without police so we can create a world for each other, so we might be able to gather and grow with one another in a less alienating way.
Rest In Power Alina Sheykhet. We give our deepest condolences to Alina’s family, friends and loved ones during this challenging time.
In the classroom, on the job, in the dorms, on the patio, in Schenley Park… EVERYONE HATES A SNITCH
We will continue to answer the calls to fight in Scout’s memory. ACAB FOREVER
For an education that liberates. For a campus culture that terrifies Pitt’s board of trustees. For a campus that celebrates life.
The most creative, intersectional, funny, or disruptive intervention at the Pitt Dems’ rally this Saturday wins the grand prize!
It is unacceptable and intolerable that our University police — who we, as students of Pitt, pay for with tuition fees — would use excessive force and violence toward an unarmed, nonviolent, non-threatening protest.
This issue of Filler explores the growing resistance to the Pitt Patriarchy.
Even if Stiegemeyer has no personal malice towards trans people, his de-legitimization of gender transition is an invitation for others to engage in even harsher attacks on our experiences and our bodies. Make no mistake: we trans people are in a war for survival whether we like it or not. We are dying by the hundreds and thousands.
Until we find concrete ways to disrupt and deconstruct both institutionalized patriarchal structures and their socio-cultural roots, sexual assault will remain a staple of the college experience.
However, I found the section “Our Position”, appearing at the end of the communiqué, distressing.
I urge you to consider pressuring the administration to ban rightist and fascist speakers from campus, or/and to stipulate that they must not be funded or offered campus space by the SGB.