Fairfield University students for peace work to raise awareness on campus and off


Concerned about the possibility of a war with Iraq, students at Fairfield University are planning weekly demonstrations on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. near the Community Theatre and Sherman Green on the Post Road in Fairfield. The one today is intended to coincide with the date of President Bush's State of the Union Address.

This is just the latest action among students who are growing increasingly concerned about a U.S. policy toward Iraq that seems determined to end in war. Some 50 Fairfield U. students attended the peace rally in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 18. The group also hosted a talk by Rev. Simon Harak, S.J., a Jesuit and tenured professor at Fairfield University before he left his teaching position so he could direct all his efforts toward ending sanctions against Iraq.

Senior Emmett Kearney said he has no doubt President Bush will continue a push for military aggression. He said he and other students will be working with Campus Ministry and Counseling Services at the university to increase awareness of the issues among students and others on campus.

To arrange an interview with Emmett Kearney or one of the other students involved, please call Nancy Habetz, director of media relations, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647. After hours, (203) 259-1884 or(203) 451-1725.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 28, 2003

Vol. 35, No. 180