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Volume 28 Issue 17

AIM's co-founder takes issue with some common images of Indians >

April 25th, 1996

Nineteenth century Plains Indians did not hunt buffalo the way Kevin Costner did in the movie "Dances With Wolves." They were not nomadic. They did not belong to a warrior society. And when they were forced onto reservations they adapted and became successful ranchers, so successful that the federal government had to create the farm […]

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CGS dean named >

April 25th, 1996

Robert L. Carter, dean of the College of Lifelong Learning at Wayne State University in Detroit, has been named dean of Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS). According to a letter that Provost James Maher sent yesterday, April 24, to Pitt's Council of Deans and to Pitt trustees who serve on the CGS Board of […]

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United Faculty suspends campaign >

April 25th, 1996

The United Faculty (UF) has suspended its latest campaign to unionize Pitt faculty. UF leaders announced this week that they are calling off indefinitely the campaign that they launched a year ago to get faculty to sign cards authorizing UF to represent them in collective bargaining. United Faculty President Mark Ginsburg said the group has […]

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Arts and Sciences restructure plans proposed >

April 25th, 1996

A provost-appointed committee has recommended overhauling Pitt's arts and sciences administration. In its April 19 final report to Provost James Maher, the Ad Hoc Committee on Restructuring the Arts and Sciences recommends that: * Lines of authority should be changed so that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean has clear, overall responsiblity for […]

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Bigelow test closing okayed >

April 25th, 1996

Get ready for another public hearing in the continuing saga that has become the test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. Pittsburgh City Council on April 22 unanimously voted to conduct a hearing on a bill to study ways of modifying Bigelow to provide Pitt with more […]

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New option reviewed for investment policy >

April 25th, 1996

In its own small way, Pitt may have helped to topple South Africa's white-minority government. In March 1987, the Board of Trustees voted to purge Pitt's endowment of holdings in companies doing business in the then-racially segregated nation. The ban remained in effect until June 1994, when the trustees rescinded the policy in response to […]

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Mary E. Connor >

April 25th, 1996

Mary E. Connor, assistant to the director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, died April 15 in Allegheny General Hospital after a 16-month battle with esophageal cancer. Through "sheer grit," Connor, 61, continued working until March 6, according to center director Gerald Massey. Connor brought "not only exceptional ability but uncommon personal warmth and […]

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Robert Levine >

April 25th, 1996

Robert Levine Robert Levine, emeritus professor of chemistry, died on April 1, 1996. He received both his B.A. and M.A. from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in 1945 from Duke University. A professor of organic and medicinal chemistry, he joined Pitt's faculty in 1946 as an assistant professor, retiring in 1982. Levine made his mark […]

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Finalists expected to be selected April 29 in Katz, GSPIA searches >

April 25th, 1996

Search committees for a new business dean and a new dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) will select finalists soon. Each committee has narrowed its list of candidates to six and will meet on the morning of April 29 to pick three finalists. Later in the day, the committees will […]

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Faculty salaries here lose ground in ranking of pay at AAU schools >

April 25th, 1996

Average salaries of Pittsburgh campus professors and faculty librarians have lost ground since last year, compared with the median of salaries at other American Association of Universities (AAU) schools. The decline was hardly unexpected, considering that the only Pitt employees to receive pay raises this year were those earning $35,000 or less. Their raises ranged […]

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