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Silence is Sarin: United States has moral obligation to act on Syria

By Julia Carpey / For The Pitt News October 7, 2013

Throughout history, our greatest failure has not been bigotry or ignorance; our greatest failure is silence. The current civil war in Syria is testing the moral compass of the United States, much like...

Universities must pay adjunct lecturers their fair share

By Simon Brown / Columnist October 2, 2013

One month ago, Mary Margaret Vojtko would have been the last person anyone would expect to become an online icon. But the tragic death of the 83-year-old French professor at Duquesne University has reverberated...

Editorial: Pitt has the ability to curb gun violence

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff October 2, 2013

This past week, the National Institutes of Health issued a press release calling for new initiatives to begin research on the causes and prevention of firearms violence.The move by the NIH is in response...

President Hassan Rouhani presents opportunity for Middle Eastern diplomacy

By Nick Voutsinos / Columnist October 1, 2013

When newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York last week for the U.N. general assembly, there was something strange in the air. The past protests and animosity that had become...

Editorial: Bard’s new admissions choice highlights ambiguity of assessing applicants

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 1, 2013

Every high school student hoping to someday enroll in a college or institution of higher education must enter the somewhat dreadful and life-draining process of taking the SAT or other aptitude tests,...

Obama, Putin and the necessary demise of American exceptionalism

By Rohith Palli / Columnist September 30, 2013

The debate is getting heated. Is America exceptional? Russian President Vladimir Putin certainly doesn’t think so. In fact, he stated in a New York Times op-ed published on Sept. 11 that, “It is extremely...

Editorial: University athletic departments cannot over-distinguish athletes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 30, 2013

The pending sanctions Oklahoma State will soon receive from the NCAA shed light on the continuing separation universities have with their athletic programs.Oklahoma State University’s Orange Pride, an...

The limits of Twitter: Facilitating misrepresentation of social issues

By Simon Brown / Columnist September 25, 2013

If extraterrestrials ever approach the earth’s atmosphere, it’s not unthinkable that they would first encounter human civilization in the radio waves delivering internet data to satellites. If those...

Editorial: Kenyatta’s Kenya

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 25, 2013

After four days of fighting in the upscale Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared Tuesday that his forces had “ashamed and defeated” the members...

‘Grand Theft Auto’ poses critical take on society, deserves credit

By Nick Voutsinos / Columnist September 24, 2013

The release of the newest installment in the “Grand Theft Auto” video game series this past week came with a whole list of expectations. If we believe that history has a habit of repeating itself,...

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