Sean Spencer

Newsroom Production Assistant

Sean Spencer was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. He currently studies Multiplatform Journalism and Web Design at Duquesne University. Sean has interned at the 9/11 Tribute Museum in New York City and at The Partnership in Education in Pittsburgh. He currently works as a coordinator for the Journey to Medicine mentor program. After graduating, he plans to pursue his MBA and hopefully find a job in Communications or Digital Media.

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State Correctional Institute Pittsburgh and Saints Peter and Paul Church are among the Pittsburgh area's historic sites to preserve, according to a new top 10 list by the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh. The organization created the list to highlight sites at risk of demolition, with the goal of breeding new life for the buildings.

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Carnegie-based meat processor Kip’s Processing was among the 15 projects recently funded to improve the supply of locally produced meat statewide. The family-owned business received $50,000 as part of a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Very Small Meat Processor grant program.

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Carnegie Mellon University and the global information analytics business Elsevier announced a first-of-its-kind partnership this month that will allow public access to articles by a CMU author published in Elsevier academic journals. 

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The University of Pittsburgh's Community Engagement Center (CEC) in Homewood celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.

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Bonfires inside metal cauldrons forged by local artisans will illuminate Allegheny Commons at this fall's inaugural Pittsburgh FireWalk carnival. The event was created by the arts organization City of Play as a nod to “historic autumn fireside traditions."

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More than 16,000 people in Allegheny County could be impacted by a proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The federal Department of Agriculture proposal would tighten restrictions for states that maintain a flexible income eligibility level for SNAP recipients.

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Fans of the late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller gathered in Blue Slide Park a day before the one-year anniversary of his sudden death. Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, died of an accidental drug overdose in his Studio City, Calif. home last year.