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Volume 34 Issue 20

Richard McDowell: Pitt-Bradford's 'hometown boy' president looks back on his 29-year

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June 13th, 2002

In 1973, at age 29, Richard E. McDowell took over the reins at Pitt's Bradford campus, becoming only the second president in the institution's nearly 40-year history. Now, 29 years later, McDowell is stepping down to return to teaching part time at Bradford, and to raise grant money and expand the projects of the college's […]

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Chancellor defends Pitt's response to Hillel graffiti >

June 13th, 2002

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg this week denied accusations that his administration responded apathetically to anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on the Hillel Jewish University Center several weeks ago. At Faculty Assembly on June 4, Richard Tobias — chairperson of the University Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee — called the Pitt administration's response "bland," contrasting it unfavorably with Carnegie Mellon […]

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7 nominated as trustees >

June 13th, 2002

Pitt's Board of Trustees on June 20 will consider seven candidates for membership. Nominated as special trustees are: * Bibiana Boerio, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Ford Financial in Dearborn, Mich. Prior to her current position, Boerio was finance director of Jaguar Cars, Ltd., in Coventry, England. She earned her M.B.A. at […]

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Research shows children benefit from Early Head Start Programs >

June 13th, 2002

Children who participated in Early Head Start programs showed stronger cognitive, language, social and emotional skills than children in a control group of equal size, according to a seven-year study conducted in Pittsburgh and 16 other U.S. cities. Early Head Start promotes healthy development of low-income children younger than age 3, and their families. Besides […]

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SAC president objects to computer fee hike for staff >

June 13th, 2002

The president of the Staff Association Council (SAC) is protesting a proposed steep increase in a fee charged to staff who take classes at Pitt. Currently, all part-time students, including staff, are charged $30 per term for a computer usage fee. Under a recommendation passed by a Board of Trustees committee last month, the fee […]

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