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Volume 34 Issue 21

Pitt legal expert weighs in on 2 recent death penalty rulings >

June 27th, 2002

On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional for mentally retarded defendants. Four days later, the court ruled that it is unconstitutional for judges, rather than jurors, to make factual determinations that call for the death penalty. These rulings have huge implications for America's judicial system, yet it is […]

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Trustees re-elect Dietrich >

June 27th, 2002

Pitt's Board of Trustees has elected William S. Dietrich II to a second consecutive one-year term as board chairperson. Also at the trustees' June 20 annual meeting, the board elected term, special and alumni trustees. Term and alumni trustees have full voting rights. Special trustees may vote only on committees. Robert G. Lovett, a partner […]

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Kroboth named interim dean of pharmacy >

June 27th, 2002

Last week, at a meeting of Pitt's School of Pharmacy faculty and staff, the proverbial torch was passed from the out-going dean to the newly named interim dean. Randy P. Juhl, pharmacy dean for the last 16 years, has been promoted by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to Pitt's senior administration as vice chancellor for research conduct […]

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Port Authority expected to ask Pitt for 25% hike >

June 27th, 2002

Port Authority of Allegheny County is expected to ask Pitt to pay 25 percent more for its ride-for-free service for Pittsburgh campus employees and students. According to Bob Grove, assistant director of media relations for the Port Authority, the transit company's finance committee yesterday recommended the increase, which goes before the full board for final […]

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2 Senate groups urge University to consider future of Schenley Plaza >

June 27th, 2002

Pitt should establish an internal working group to examine the future of Schenley Plaza, two University Senate committees are urging. Schenley Plaza, the area between Hillman and Carnegie libraries, has been the focus of attention of a variety of civic groups including the Oakland Task Force and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, as well […]

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Trustees OK hikes in student fees >

June 27th, 2002

The University will increase its computing and network services fee from $110 to $130 per term for each full-time student, and from $30 to $65 per term for each part-time student, effective next fall at all Pitt campuses. Money generated by the fee hike will fund continuing improvements in Pitt computing programs, services and facilities, […]

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