US: Atheist students protest exclusion by DuquesnePittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have secular, or atheist, student organisations. Last month, Duquesne senior Nick Shadowen petitioned his student government to create a similar society. "Anyone who has been paying attention to current events or the news recognises that religion is a serious topic, and I think it's the job of any university to allow open debate about serious issues, and to have a real debate you need two sides."
Duquesne, a Catholic school, already has Jewish and Muslim student groups, Shadowen said, adding: "I don't see why they should draw the line at non-theistic students." But Duquesne's student government did draw the line, rejecting his petition last month.
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