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Volume 34 Issue 3

Even with government aid, future of airlines' industry is uncertain >

September 27th, 2001

Among the industries still reeling from the fallout of the Sept. 11 attacks is the country's airlines industry. Since four planes were downed during the terrorist attack, several airlines have cut their flights by a quarter, at least 100,000 airline workers industry-wide are expected to be furloughed in the next six months and stocks have […]

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Observatory plans open house >

September 27th, 2001

This year's Allegheny Observatory open house is Oct. 28, 7-10 p.m. The observatory is located in Riverview Park, four miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh. The open house is the only night of the year that visitors are allowed to use the observatory's 30-inch Thaw Refractor, the third largest refractor telescope in the United States. Visitors […]

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SIS dean search: There is no perfect candidate >

September 27th, 2001

If a consensus emerged from the open hearing held Sept. 21 by the search committee for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences, it was: No dean candidate is going to please everybody in a school as diverse as SIS. Committee member Douglas Metzler, a professor in SIS's telecommunications program, said "there's probably […]

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Survey uncovers why grads leave area >

September 27th, 2001

Asurvey of recent graduates from the city's three largest universities shows that the region has made significant strides in retaining its graduates, comparing 1994 grads to 1999 grads. Of the 1999 college graduates interviewed who are currently employed, 52 percent work in the Pittsburgh area, compared with 40 percent of the 1994 graduates. Among those […]

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University responds with blood drives, forums, fundraising, volunteer recruitment >

September 27th, 2001

Shock. Fear. Tears. Frantic phone calls. Vigils, blood drives, canceled classes. Memorial services, moments of silence, conspicuous American flags. These were some of the reactions here to the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This week Pitt announced a new effort, “The University Responds,” to promote education, volunteer recruitment and […]

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Pitt requests $186 million state appropriation >

September 27th, 2001

Tuition increases for Pitt in-state under- graduates would not exceed 4 percent next fall — the lowest tuition hike here in three years — if Pennsylvania lawmakers grant the University the $186.1 million state appropriation it's requesting for fiscal year 2003. Pitt also proposes increasing the faculty and staff salary pool by at least 4 […]

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Security here tightened, but police confident about safety of campus >

September 27th, 2001

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Pitt police interim chief Tim Delaney is confident about the security of the campus. "The systems we have in place are solid. We want to help restore safe feelings on our campus. We want to have people feel they have control in their lives again." Delaney […]

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