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Kathryn Pogin
Kathryn Pogin is a PhD student in the philosophy program at Northwestern University. Originally from the Twin Cities, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and her Masters degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Entries by Kathryn Pogin

'Melodrama': Notes From an Ongoing Investigation

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 2:55 PM

Last week, Laura Kipnis, a professor at my own institution, Northwestern University, published an opinion piece at the Chronicle of Higher Education, bemoaning that "menopausal women now occupy more positions of administrative power, edging out at least some of the old boys and bringing a different hormonal style--a...

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Notre Dame Healthcare and 'Sincere Religious Belief'

(56) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 5:02 PM

The University of Notre Dame recently filed a notice of appeal in response to the dismissal of its lawsuit over the Obama administration's contraceptive coverage rule. Notre Dame's case hinges on the claim that they have a "sincere religious belief" that is substantially burdened by the proposed regulation....

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Who Is Notre Dame?

(15) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 4:58 PM

In its lawsuit challenging the federal contraceptive coverage rule, which requires most health plans to cover contraception without a co-pay, the University of Notre Dame claims to have rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. RFRA protects "[a] person whose religious exercise has been burdened" by the government. Such a...

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