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Volume 30 Issue 20

Pitt launches search for new dean of CGS >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt has launched a new, national search for a permanent dean of the College of General Studies (CGS). The college's last permanent dean, Robert L. Carter, resigned last August after one year on the job. Carter had failed to draft a CGS strategic plan that was acceptable to his boss, Provost James Maher. Since then, […]

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Committee looks though documents on practice plan >

June 11th, 1998

An elected committee of medical school professors has begun sifting through hundreds of pages of documents related to the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) unified practice plan. UPP and Pitt officials forwarded the documents after professors complained — during a series of sometimes-stormy faculty meetings last winter — that they were being kept in the […]

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A very special tour: Siblings get 1st look at stonemason father's work–the Cathedral of Learning >

June 11th, 1998

No one was eager to lay the capstone on the Cathedral of Learning. Even on days when a gentle breeze caresses the Cathedral lawn, winds atop the 42-story skyscraper tend to be blustery. Downright scary for someone balancing on a ladder, handling stone and mortar. When none of his fellow stonemasons volunteered for the job, […]

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A glimpse into Pitt history — through the eyes of one who was there >

June 11th, 1998

When her leg was bothering her and doctors were feeding her pain pills and she wasn't getting better, where do you suppose 86-year-old retired Pitt professor Margaret E. Covert, living in Arizona, would come? To Pittsburgh, of course, where she spent most of her professional life. Covert came to town in May and stayed with […]

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New medical, dental plans pose problems at Bradford, Titusville >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt's new health care and dental benefits options, which go into effect July 1, are posing problems for some employees at the Titusville and Bradford campuses. Bradford employees are upset by what they perceive as restrictive health care choices, due to their proximity to New York State, where some employees' primary care physicians are not […]

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