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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...

Editorial: Elephant death is tragic, but zoo does more good than harm

Willie Theison, elephant program manager at the Pittsburgh Zoo, attends to Zuri (left) and her sister, Victoria (right). (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 5, 2017

With Labor Day signalling the end of the summer season for many Pittsburghers, a number chose to take the day off to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Most came to see the animals. But after the deaths of a three-month-old elephant calf and the zoo’s oldest male tiger in rapid succession la...

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