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March 20, 2012

An Opinion

Gerald Smith.jpg  Gerald E. Smith


By Gerald E. Smith


At the Wednesday night, March 14, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection hearing in Homer City on the proposed scrubbers at the Homer City Power Plant, I was among the small group of community members who, thanks to inflammatory remarks from state Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, had to be escorted to the parking lot by security guards for our own protection.


Before that, I heard speaker after speaker state what I know is true -- that folks in Indiana County are hard-working, skilled people who deserve family-wage jobs. I live in Indiana with my family. I support community growth and organized labor, and I appreciate that nothing builds community like good jobs.

June 11, 2010

Editor, The HawkEye:


Here is a copy of my letter to IUP President Tony Atwater in response to his June 9 resignation announcement (Editor's note: see copy of Dr. Atwater's email, below):


(Dear) Tony,
Once again, your flowery letter about yourself and your exploits reflects your total and likely deliberate lack of engagement with the university as a whole, from students to staff to faculty. But your "accomplishments" are seen in the IUP community as the reckless indulgences of a man ripe with greed and ambition and devoid of logic and restraint.


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