For this special feature, we invited the presidents of the region’s leading institutions of higher education to respond to the following: The American Civil Liberties Union has written that “An open society depends on liberal education, and the whole enterprise of liberal education is founded on the principle of free speech.” Yet surveys…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading College and university presidents tackle how to protect the fundamental right
It started with a cough and the need to clear her throat whenever she ate. Eventually, swallowing became more difficult — and even dangerous — for Patricia Grimm, 63, of the North Side. “I’d be at Red Lobster eating a salad or in the car eating a hamburger and I’d start choking,” she says. ”When you can’t…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Eating and drinking doesn’t come easily for millions, but a wide range of therapies can help
Kathy Brittain Richardson is the 15th president of Westminster College. She comes to western Pennsylvania from Mt. Berry, Ga., where she was provost and professor of communication at Berry College. A native of Douglasville, Ga., she earned a bachelor of arts in communication and religion/​philosophy, summa cum laude, from Shorter College, a master’s…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
On June 1, Andrew McElwaine becomes the senior program director for sustainability and environment at The Heinz Endowments, where he will be responsible for environment grantmaking and building the foundation’s sustainability– related work. McElwaine returns to Pittsburgh from Washington, D.C., where he was president and CEO of American Farmland Trust. McElwaine previously served…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
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