[IMC-pgh-editorial] proposal for feature
ehr at andrew.cmu.edu
Sun Jan 12 20:49:22 PST 2003
Looks good to me, though I suspect there are a few more actions to
also, we should link to the USAS site, the PWR site (they have one,
right?), matt's caroling article, the PSA site (they have one, right?),
the PSA call to open the books that was posted on the IMC site
mmmmm there musta been some other student organizations doin' stuff eh?
What about Amnesty? Umm and maybe mention a strong student presence at the
various Merton Center actions?
i feel like i've hardly existed last semester since i was captain
newspaper all fall. hard to remember.
>Past Semester an Active One for Country's Most Apathetic
>Although in the past the Princeton Review has ranked Carnegie Mellon
>University as the nation's most politically apathetic, the Fall 2002
>semester showed that students at the university could be roused from their
>studies, if only briefly.
>Activists from the United Students Against Sweatshops affiliated People
>for Worker's Rights organized a day of caroling for justice in December,
>with anti-sweatshop and pro-living wage themes. PWR is kicking off a
>living-wage campaign at CMU, primarily to raise the living standard and
>address issues of respect for janitors and dining workers.
>Also putting pressure on the administration was the Progressive Student
>Alliance. PSA spent most of the semester working on a campaign to "Open
>the Books" at Carnegie Mellon. The administration agreed to meet with the
>students, who gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition and several
>endorsers. PSA will be continuing to apply pressure for results during the
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