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Pitt scholars debate future of European Union

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)

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 now, it doesn’t look like there’s a problem because we’re in a period of economic growth,”...

Students reconcile religion, identity

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)

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 to be baptized. “I’m a traditional person. But I need someone else to tell me that God does...

Talking politics at Thanksgiving shouldn’t be taboo

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Anne Marie Yurik | For The Pitt News

November 20, 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 especially true over the holidays. If your Thanksgiving expectations are similar to mine, y...

Professor discusses gun violence with students

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

By Xinyu Lu | For The Pitt News

October 25, 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 with law enforcement,” Garland said. “Never thought I’d say that.” Today, Garland w...

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