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On Monday, Dec. 19, about one dozen students from the new Capital Preparatory Magnet High School in Hartford came to Mortensen Library. They utilized the university’s Internet access and library resources to prepare resolutions due to the World Affairs Council by Dec. 22.
Students from the high school, located in the former G. Fox department store in downtown Hartford, are participating in the Model UN for the first time. University of Hartford students Cadesha Pearson, a junior, and Rayna White '06, helped the high school students.
In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from United Nations member states to debate current world issues. Student “delegates” prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate, and resolve conflicts that affect countries all over the world. Capital student delegates are representing the countries of Madagascar and Botswana on issues such as health, international law, and human rights.
Sandstrom said that students at Capital Prep Magnet High School "have no computer access to the Internet, nor adequate library resources, and have asked if we could help them prepare for the Model UN on our campus.”
Jeff Hoberman '78, a social studies teacher at the high school, said the students are extremely enthusiastic about participating in the Model UN program.