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Professor Frederic Merand from the University of Montreal discusses the future of European politics at the European Studies Center’s “Will the EU Fall Apart” Roundtable Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Pitt scholars debate future of European Union

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer January 26, 2018

The European Union may seem stable, but according to Rachel Epstein, professor of international relations and European Politics at the University of Denver, this stability could be temporary. “Right...

Bridget Duffy (left), a senior double major in English writing and Classics, talked about her affiliation with both the Catholic and Episcopal communities at Rainbow Alliance’s Religious Panel Thursday evening. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Students reconcile religion, identity

By Sid Lingala | Staff Writer December 1, 2017

Bridget Duffy felt uncomfortable practicing her family religion of Catholicism when she found out same-sex couples could not get married in Catholic churches and infants of same-sex couples were not allowed...

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

Talking politics at Thanksgiving shouldn’t be taboo

By Anne Marie Yurik | For The Pitt News November 19, 2017

What do you do when someone close to you says something about a topic in the news you find simply reprehensible? Oftentimes, the instinct is to shut up and pretend it didn’t happen — something that’s...

Professor Richard Garland led a discussion on gun violence in the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday. (Photo by Betty Shen | Staff Photographer)

Professor discusses gun violence with students

By Xinyu Lu | For The Pitt News October 24, 2017

Richard Garland, an assistant professor of Public Health Practice at Pitt, has spent a total of 23 years incarcerated — almost two-thirds of his life. “Believe it or not, I have a real good relationship...

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