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October 27, 2011

 

Opinion

 
 

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Everett Dembosky

By Everett Dembosky

 

In view of the 99% protests going on in the country, I was encouraged to hear state Rep. David Reed say early in his Oct. 13 town hall meeting in Clymer, Pa., that there are two things he wants to end in Pennsylvania:  corporate greed and tax loopholes.

 

My hopes were dashed when he addressed drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale: "I favor the impact fee [instead of a severance tax] because it goes directly to the areas where the drilling is going on," Reed said. "Why should Philadelphians benefit from drilling that's not happening in their backyards?" 

October 26, 2011

Students and faculty rallied in front of the business school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 12 in support of a student who said a professor there had criticized her professed homosexuality during a Sept. 26 class attended by five students.

Photographer Heather Tabacchi, a communications media major, captured the event, the protesters and their posters in support of lesbian Christina I. "Nina" Santiago, 22, a graduate student seeking a master's degree in business administration at Eberly College of Business.

The incident is under investigation, campus administrators said.

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Christina Santiago (right) and partner, IUP junior undergraduate sociology major Gina M. Szepesi (left), pose in front of supporters outside IUP's Eberly College of Business, Oct. 12.

October 7, 2011

           

Occupy Wall St. at IUP Campus from Sean Yoder on Vimeo.

  

INDIANA -- Students protested economic and other problems Wednesday on the steps of the administration building at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 

The hour-long event, called Occupy IUP by participants, drew about 40 people. They chanted and heard speeches at the steps of Sutton Hall facing the Oak Grove.

 

The purpose of the event was to draw attention to the Occupy Wall Street protest that began in New York City's financial district on Sept. 17, said organizer David M. Ball, an IUP fine arts major.

 

Speakers emphasized rising education costs. Average tuition at a four-year college, for example, has risen during the past decade to $14,870 from $10,609, an increase of 40 percent, protestors said.

 

Sean C. Yoder contributed reporting.

 

 

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