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Volume 30 Issue 2

Pitt listed among best values in higher ed >

September 11th, 1997

Two national magazines have named Pitt among the best values in higher education in the nation. The University was ranked 44th on U.S. News & World Report's list of the 50 "best values" among national universities. Schools on the list are those the magazine has determined "offer a high quality education at a reasonable price." […]

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Early retirement update sought >

September 11th, 1997

University Senate President Gordon MacLeod plans to ask Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to update Senate Council Sept. 15 on the status of a proposed early retirement incentive plan for faculty. The proposal was forwarded to Nordenberg in June by a committee of professors and administrators appointed to study early retirement options. Because the plan is expected […]

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BERNARD FISHER >

September 11th, 1997

BERNARD FISHER "I'm very pleased and satisfied that this litigation has been disposed of and that I am now given the opportunity to continue my life's work under more favorable circumstances," Bernard Fisher, 78, said in an interview with University Times Assistant Editor Bruce Steele. The interview took place one week after Fisher dropped his […]

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Fisher drops suit in exchange for apology, $2.75 million; University administrators credited with bringing about settlement >

September 11th, 1997

According to an attorney for Pitt breast cancer researcher Bernard Fisher, the University of Pittsburgh will pay "little, if any" of the $2.75 million settlement that Fisher will receive in return for dropping his lawsuit against the University and 13 other defendants. Joseph A. Katarincic, of the Downtown firm of Katarincic & Salmon, credited Pitt […]

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Public Statement Incidental to Termination of Litigation in RE:

Fisher vs. University of Pittsburgh, et al. >

September 11th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Bernard Fisher announce the withdrawal of the lawsuit initiated by Dr. Fisher following his removal as Principal Investigator and Chairman of the National Cancer Institute's National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) in the Spring of 1994. The University of Pittsburgh wishes to take this opportunity to apologize […]

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Faculty Assembly gets update on 'compatibility' of Pitt, UPMCS >

September 11th, 1997

Two professors accused the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS) of dictating policy and interfering in the academic affairs of their schools, during a Sept. 9 Faculty Assembly discussion of the Pitt-UPMCS relationship. Dental medicine professor Robert Mundell said his school's teaching programs have suffered from the loss of faculty who resigned rather than […]

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Defendants named by Fisher in lawsuit >

September 11th, 1997

On Aug. 27, Bernard Fisher withdrew the federal lawsuit he had filed three years ago against Pitt and 13 other defendants following his removal as chairperson and principal investigator of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). In exchange for dropping the lawsuit, Fisher received an official apology from the University and $2.75 […]

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