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The ascension of STEM doesn’t mean humanities are sinking

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By Neena Hagen, Senior Columnist

July 11, 2018

In a world with an ever-increasing number of tech startups and engineering firms, our economy seems destined to be dominated by STEM specialists — which leaves universities scrambling to reinvent their educational offerings. Colleges are peppering their classrooms with expensive instruments and spending...

Pitt, CMU researchers redevelop software for academic publishing

Pitt, CMU researchers redevelop software for academic publishing

By Sid Lingala | For The Pitt News

October 15, 2017

Benjamin Ogrodnik said he is often frustrated when traditional publication methods he uses are unable to include films and project methodology as part of the final product. “A finished article is just a really refined argument. The story is in the creation of it,” Ogrodnik said. “There is so m...

Editorial: Racism in humanities isn’t the problem

Elliot Hall was built as Reed College's  Arts and Sciences building in 1912. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

Race relations in the United States are rapidly returning to the foreground of the public’s consciousness. It seems nowhere is immune from the rising tensions — not even the study of classical antiquity. At Reed College in Portland, Oregon, student protesters are at the center of a controversy dealing with...

‘The 20-something-year-old-quarter-life-crisis’: A humanities student embraces her uncertain future

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

From the first rosy day of freshman year, being an art history major has been a challenge. Even other students, amidst their own “starting-college-I’m-a-grown-up-now” high, would blurt out, “What are you going to do with that?” This question has clung to me like a bad hangover for the past...

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