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Thomas Merton Center to honor Rustbelt Radio, others
05/03/2006
speech Pittsburgh Indymedia's Rustbelt Radio is among a dozen groups and individuals to be recognized at the Thomas Merton Center's New Person Award, an annual event that serves to honor local activists with a commitment to peace and justice.  The theme for this year's New Person Awards, which will take place on Thursday, May 18 at Laroche College, is "Celebrating Academic Freedom: Honoring Activism in Academia." In choosing this year's theme, the Thomas Merton Center decided to affirm and support the right of students, faculty, and staff at area universities to dissent. This year's awardees come from many different area schools including the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Carlow University, LaRoche College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, and Slippery Rock University.

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