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Volume 30 Issue 1

Pitt to focus this year's Day of Caring effort on neighboring areas >

August 28th, 1997

In the belief that Pitt prospers when its neighbors prosper, the efforts of staff and faculty volunteers during this year's United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 10 will focus on areas adjacent to the University. Volunteers will work in central Oakland, West Oakland, North Oakland and the Hill District to renovate buildings, deliver meals […]

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Compromise on Bigelow block tabled at last minute >

August 28th, 1997

Without comment, Pittsburgh City Council on July 30 indefinitely tabled a bill that would have authorized spending up to $425,000 in city funds to narrow Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The tabling in effect kills the plan unless it is reintroduced by a Council member. Jay Roling, Pitt's […]

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Judge refuses to dismiss suit >

August 28th, 1997

A federal judge has refused to dismiss former law professor Candice Hoke's sex discrimination claim against Pitt. U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose ruled July 31 that there was "sufficient evidence" to doubt the University's argument that Hoke's teaching and research weren't good enough to justify awarding her tenure. Hoke's lawsuit, filed in 1995 in […]

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Love & knowledge of the music led to international reputation as jazz write r for UPT professor >

August 28th, 1997

Three Dog Night and Grand Funk Railroad were the hot tickets back when Phillip Atteberry, an English instructor at Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT), was in high school in Illinois. At least they were the groups endlessly heard on the radio. In the Atteberry house, though, the air belonged to artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King […]

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14% increase = record frosh class >

August 28th, 1997

An all-time record freshman enroll- ment of 3,227 students, a 14 percent increase over last year, sent the University scrambling to increase its on-campus housing over the summer. The scramble also left Pitt embarrassed when it was discovered that neither the University nor the contractor hired to add bed-space to Sutherland Hall had obtained building […]

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Allegheny Jazz Society plans weekend of music at Chautauqua Institute >

August 28th, 1997

The Allegheny Jazz Society will present Jazz at Chautauqua, Sept. 12-14, at western New York's famous Chautauqua Institute. More than 20 musicians from throughout the nation, as well as Australian Tom Baker, will perform during the weekend. In addition to Baker, performers will include: Dan Barrett, Jon-Erok Kellso, Joe Wilder, Bob Havens, Harry Allen, Bobby […]

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TIAA loses tax exemption >

August 28th, 1997

Congress giveth and Congress taketh away. While members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were patting themselves on the back for the tax cuts contained in the budget bill signed by President Clinton on Aug. 5, they also quietly were adding to the tax burden of over two million faculty and staff at […]

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