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Pittsbugh Post-Gazette article on campus students at local conference
11/30/2010 —
Verónica Montecinos, professor of sociology, and four students from her sociology class recently attended Amnesty International’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. The event celebrated the organization’s accomplishments upon this, its 50th anniversary, with a hopeful view for the next 50 years.

Heather Bittner, Rachael Grasso, Miranda Mellor and Audia Robinson, the four students attending the conference, expressed interest in creating a campus chapter of the international human rights campaign organization. In an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the students noted the Teaching International program as the source that has drawn their attention to human rights injustices, especially this semester as we’ve studied Eastern Europe.

 

Story by Daniel Koenig

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