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Don’t exploit sex and sexuality for the sake of learning

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Anne Marie Yurik | Columnist

April 18, 2018

When I came to Pitt as a first-year student last fall, I was excited to take a class called Sexuality and Representation. I had never been able to take anything like it in high school, and it seemed like a great opportunity to analyze gender and sexuality through different books, short essays and speeche...

Being unprofessional in the classroom hurts your future

Pitt students network with UPMC recruiters at the 2014 Spring Career Fair.  (TPN File Photo)

By Mariam Shalaby | Columnist

August 21, 2017

“Hey, Jordan!” yelled one of my classmates from the back of the room, grabbing the instructor’s attention. An unconventional way to call the teacher. The disrespect we show in class seems to increase every day. When I saw this kind of thing happen as a freshman, I figured it would improve as...

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