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Volume 28 Issue 16

Revised draft of faculty-student relationship policy under review >

April 11th, 1996

A proposed policy that would restrict romantic relationships between Pitt faculty and students is not a done deal, senior administrators said this week. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council April 8 that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was premature in reporting recently that he was about to sign the policy and that "classroom romance between faculty […]

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Senate Council debates impact of confusion over relationship between University and UPMC >

April 11th, 1996

Pitt does not run the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals. They are owned and operated by the UPMC System, Inc., which is a separate corporation. But many people outside the University, as well as inside, apparently don’t know that. During the April 8 Senate Council meeting, faculty and administrators debated whether debated whether […]

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University Senate announces first community service award winners >

April 11th, 1996

Winners of the University Senate's first Community Service Recognition Awards include a children's health advocate, a community organization leader, a mental health nurse who helps abused women and grieving widows and widowers, and a church volunteer who is active in projects ranging from delivering hot meals to the elderly to organizing a gang-peace summit. The […]

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Faculty member who filed complaint about health care benefits is leaving Pitt >

April 11th, 1996

A faculty member in the School of Law who filed a discrimination complaint against Pitt for refusing to extend health care benefits to her same-sex partner will leave the University at the end of the academic term. Deborah Henson said her departure on April 27 will have no effect on the complaint she filed in […]

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City Council votes 4-4 on Bigelow closing test >

April 11th, 1996

After two hours of debate, Pittsburgh City Council yesterday, April 10, deadlocked on a vote to approve the test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The vote was 4 – 4. Council member Bob O'Connor abstained. An inability to reach a conclusive vote on the issue means […]

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2nd annual Young Women in Science Day set for April 12 in medical school >

April 11th, 1996

In an increasingly technological society, a basic understanding of science and mathematics is essential to maintain a competent work force and to exercise the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. With nearly two-thirds of new entrants in the work force between now and the year 2000 expected to be women, the current low level of […]

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Hearing on Bigelow block closing draws those on both sides of issue >

April 11th, 1996

A cheering and jeering, standing-room- only crowd jammed the auditorium of the Frick International Studies Academy on April 2 to air their views on the proposed test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. Dozens of Pittsburgh residents, local business owners, University administrators, faculty, staff and students lined […]

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Johnstown's Student Affairs vp to retire >

April 11th, 1996

Lowell Shaffer, vice president for Student Affairs at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), will retire on Aug. 31. Shaffer came to UPJ in 1968 as a history instructor and director of Admissions and Financial Aid. In 1970, Shaffer was named dean of Student Affairs, a position he held until he was named vice president of Student […]

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