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A Message From Dean Assad: Remembering George Floyd

Dear Pitt Business Community:

As a school, we’ve looked intently both outward and inward, shaken by the acts of violence, hate crimes, and bias incidents since George Floyd’s death.

Looking outward, we’ve voiced our solidarity in condemning the targeted  and senseless acts of violence toward Black and Asian communities. Looking inward, we are acting on our commitment to inclusion and equity. To step up to the challenge before us, we’ve reimagined core components of our programs with training for faculty and staff, open forums led by underrepresented students, a new Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Fund, and changes in our curriculum.

We are taking action, but much work remains to be done. It is imperative that we do better—as a school and as a University—to sustain this transformation over time.

In solidarity,


Arjang A. Assad
Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean
372 Mervis Hall
3950 Roberto Clemente Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-1556 │

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