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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.

June 7, 2010

By David Loomis

 

The HawkEye inaugurates its photo-essay feature with images by Alyssa Choiniere, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student majoring in journalism and a contributor to  The HawkEye.

 

In spring 2010, Choiniere enrolled in a Photojournalism class at IUP. One of her assignments near the end of the semester was "to use the camera as a story-telling tool." In search of a story, she drove to Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 25.

 

There, she saw Carl Harris, a handicapped beggar. He sat in front of Mancini's Bread Co. on Penn Avenue near the intersection with 17th Street in the Strip District. On his knee rested a plastic cup containing coins from passers-by.

 

Here are Choiniere's photographs of Harris and her narrative of that day.

 

 

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