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African studies advisor advocates for Ethiopian girls

Anna-Maria Karnes, Pitt’s African Studies Program Community Engagement Coordinator, discusses empowering Ethiopian women and girls to seek higher education at Tuesday afternoon’s “Education in Ethiopia” event. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Everyone has heard the expression, “the dog ate my homework.” But Anna-Maria Karnes knew a girl living in rural Ethiopia whose textbook was scarfed down by a cow. This prevented the girl from advancing to the next grade until she borrowed enough money to buy another copy. “She was telling me...

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

Three Dartmouth College professors were placed on paid leave after they were accused of sexual misconduct. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2017

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth who had been absent from campus for quite some time — as it turns out, the three profess...

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