the 2013 IUP-Africa summer expedition, IUP study abroad students contributed “get
well” messages to the memorial erected in support of Nelson
Mandela, the anti-apartheid and former political leader of South Africa. The “get well” wall is outside the
Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa.
Mandela has been hospitalized in critical
condition recently, and many have made their support of the Nobel Peace prize
winner visible, in the form of cards that cover the wall outside of the
The IUP group, led by Carl
Luciano (Biology) and Adrian Wisnicki (English) offered their own get well
card, along with an IUP postcard and a Pittsburgh Steelers “Terrible
Towel,” to represent best wishes not just the group present, but from all
of IUP and Western Pennsylvania.