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Volume 30 Issue 18

NATHAN HERSHEY >

May 14th, 1998

Nathan Hershey last month was elected president of the University Senate for a one-year term beginning July 1. A professor of health services administration in the Graduate School of Public Health, Hershey has been Senate vice president for the last three years. The following are excerpts from a recent interview of Hershey by University Times […]

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Trustees approve funding >

May 14th, 1998

Pitt trustees have approved funding for an apartment complex for 204 students and design work for the planned convocation center, along with 10 other capital projects at the Pittsburgh, Bradford and Greensburg campuses. The board's property and facilities committee unanimously approved the $26.8 million worth of projects May 6. The projects still require varying levels […]

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After nearly 2 decades, Ochester is stepping down as head of Pitt's much-expanded writing program >

May 14th, 1998

After nearly 20 years of heading one of the largest programs of its kind, Ed Ochester, English professor and poet, is passing on the proverbial red pen. On Sept. 1, Lynn Emanuel will take over as director of the writing program in the Department of English. Emanuel, a faculty member for 25 years and a […]

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Pitt's own 'White Married Male" takes a comedic look at just about everything >

May 14th, 1998

"Have you ever known someone who seemed to be born with a comedy gene? No matter the subject, trivial or profound, sacred or profane, the way he or she talked about it made you laugh. Mark Collins, associate editor of Pitt Magazine who also teaches composition and literature in the English department, demonstrates this quality […]

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Public Affairs staff wins awards >

May 14th, 1998

Pitt's Office of Public Affairs has received two first-place and three honorable-mention awards in the 35th annual public relations competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, Inc. First-place winners in the Matrix competition were "University of Pittsburgh Higher Education Review" radio program, Sharon Blake, producer and co-host, and Ken […]

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A new Copy Cat >

May 14th, 1998

Sam Rizzardo, manager of Copy Administration, poses with the Copy Cat mascot at a May 8 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The newest Copy Cat is in 246 Scaife Hall, and its hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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Employees won't see raises until September >

May 14th, 1998

Gov. Ridge and the General Assembly already have passed a state budget, and Pitt's fiscal year doesn't begin until July 1. Even so, salary raises for faculty and staff won't show up in employees' paychecks until the end of September, retroactive to July. "Why not?" demanded Tom Anderson, chairperson of the geology and planetary science […]

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