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Iranian students, faculty discuss Pitt environment

Hessam Babaee, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, immigrated to the United States from Iran in 2006.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

Separation from family is not uncommon. Some have seen discrimination rise alongside tensions between the United States and Iran following the death of Iran’s highest level military commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani. According to BBC News, Soleimani was killed by an airstrike launched on Jan. 3 under orders from President Donald Trump. Iran fired missiles on two U.S. bases in Iraq in response. 

Editorial | This is the real border crisis

Migrants line up for processing at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, Texas, in June 2018.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 26, 2019

Democrats and Republicans need to throw their ideological differences away in order to ensure that people arriving at the border are, at the very least, being treated humanely.

Panel sheds light on refugee mental health

Ashok Gurung, co-founder of the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, was one of three panelists in an event Pitt FORGE hosted about refugee mental health. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Amanda Finney | Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

If you had to make a list of your four most important things, tangible or intangible, what would they be? This is the question panelist Sarah Faulx posed to 40 audience members Friday night in William Pitt Union Dining Room B. After encouraging them to take out their phones and make the list, she...

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