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Dr. Balmaceda leads student debate at Sing Sing Prison

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Monday October 8, 2012

Dr. Vilma Balmaceda, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement, mentored several Nyack students in a special debate at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.  The undergraduate students were Lawrence Felder, Tida Wright, and Jacqueline Zapata.  Joining them were inmates who participate in the Mercy College Prison Education Program.

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison collaborated with Dr. Balmaceda and Mercy College Professor Steven Witte to prepare students for their deliberation on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as “Obamacare.”

For more information on the event: http://nyack.edu/blog/NyackNews/1277

An article published by The Journal News about the event:

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310080020&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

 

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