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Pitt political groups face off in first ‘great three-way debate’

Peter Brath, an economics and political science major, debates for the Pitt College Republicans. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Ben Sheppard, president of Pitt’s Libertarian group Students for Liberty, went after both major political parties in his opening remarks during the first-ever three-way debate with the College Democrats and the College Republicans Tuesday night. “Tonight on stage, there are two other parties — on one hand...

Event explores conflict over climate change

Bob Inglis, a former U.S. Representative and Executive Director of republicEn, co-led a presentation on social and political polarization. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Highlighting the existing political lines at Pitt was not what Samuel Ressin had in mind while planning his Polarization vs. the Planet event. Ressin — the president of the Climate Stewardship Society — said the event was supposed to showcase climate change and ways to show bipartisan support on the ...

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