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Students face divestment referendum

Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition set up a cardboard “pipeline” in the Cathedral in December 2016 in protest of the pipeline on Standing Rock’s reservation.

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019

The ballot students see on elections.pitt.edu from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday will feature a referendum question on whether or not the University should divest from fossil fuels.

Respect Catalan referendum, for democracy’s sake

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Ben Sheppard and Christian Snyder | The Pitt News Staff

October 12, 2017

Voters tried to take to the polls in Catalonia Oct. 1 for a landmark independence referendum in the Spanish autonomous community — but the day ended in chaos. Spanish police brought in from outside Catalonia by the Spanish government injured more than 800 Catalan citizens in conflicts across the regio...

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