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Volume 30 Issue 10

State pledges $138 million for Pitt projects >

January 22nd, 1998

Under a heated tent on the north side of Pitt Stadium — the proposed site of the University's long-awaited, $52 million convocation center — Gov. Tom Ridge yesterday told a mostly jubilant throng of Pitt employees, students, trustees, alumni, government officials, community leaders and media types that the state will give the University $138 million […]

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Cynthia Sutherland O'Nan >

January 22nd, 1998

In the end, Cynthia Sutherland O'Nan left the world peacefully, her husband said. An associate professor of English and women's studies who served on the Pitt faculty since 1966, O'Nan died at her Fox Chapel home Jan. 17. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer just over two years ago. In a June 30, 1997, […]

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Arthur M. Young >

January 22nd, 1998

Arthur M. Young, professor emeritus of classics, died Jan. 9, 1998. He was 97. Young taught at Pitt from 1946 until his retirement in 1968; he was chair of the classics department from 1946 until 1965. Besides teaching a wide range of Greek and Latin courses, Young also taught two highly popular classics course, The […]

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Make Frisch permanent head of Human Resources, SAC urge >

January 22nd, 1998

Over the years, the relationship between the Staff Association Council (SAC) and the Office of Human Resources has ranged from one of polite diplomacy to antagonism, as SAC has pushed for better pay, fringe benefits and career options for Pitt staff employees — often against a wall of tight budgets and a tangle of red […]

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Gourman Report lists Pitt undergrad programs >

January 22nd, 1998

Pitt's undergraduate program in philosophy has been ranked No. 2 in the nation in the 1998 10th edition of "The Gourman Report." The only school with an undergraduate philosophy program that topped Pitt in the report was Princeton. Other Pitt undergraduate programs also ranked highly by the report were information sciences, No. 4; social work/social […]

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Pitt professor to get 1st medal of Nagano Olympics >

January 22nd, 1998

First came John Woodruff, in 1936. Then Roger Kingdom, in 1984 and 1988. Last week, Savio Lau-Yuen Woo joined the ranks of Pitt Olympic gold medalists. But the Shanghai-born Woo, 56, didn't have to run or clear any hurdles, except for emigrating from Hong Kong with a shaky command of English, going on to earn […]

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United Way campaign here surpasses goal; donations still trickling in >

January 22nd, 1998

With donations still trickling in, Pitt is more than $18,000 above its 1997 United Way goal of $442,000. During the 1996 campaign, the University collected just over $421,000. As of Jan. 20, the 1997 campaign had collected $460,267, according to Michelle Garraux, communications coordinator for the campaign and director of University Graphics and Printing. "We […]

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Negotiations continue between Pitt, Local 29 >

January 22nd, 1998

Negotiators for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 29 are scheduled to submit a list of questions to Pitt's administration tomorrow, Jan. 23, regarding health insurance and other issues. Pitt custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers represented by SEIU voted 203-108 in November to reject a contract that University and union negotiators had tentatively agreed […]

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