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Volume 28 Issue 16

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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8 presidents, 1 provost being considered by chancellor search group >

April 11th, 1996

Eight university presidents and one provost are still in the running for the Pitt chancellor's job, chancellor search committee chairperson James C. Roddey said this week. "More than one" of the nine candidates are women, Roddey acknowledged. Another search committee member said the list includes three women. The committee is on schedule to complete interviews […]

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"Street Memorials" exhibit sparked by professor's research >

April 11th, 1996

"Street Memorials," a collection of original paintings, lyrics and poetry by young people from Homewood, Larimer, East Hills, Manchester and Garfield, will be exhibited at 1701 Cathedral of Learning, beginning next week. The collection reproduces graffiti art commemorating victims of recent gang-related killings in Pittsburgh. One of those victims was Peabody football star Dorion Reid, […]

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NEH head to speak at commencement >

April 11th, 1996

Sheldon Hackney, chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will deliver Pitt's 1996 commencement address on April 28 at 1 p.m. in the Civic Arena, Downtown. Approximately 2,000 of the University's 6,800 graduating students are expected to attend the ceremony, which is open to the public. Pitt Interim Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg will present […]

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25 years of the American Experience >

April 11th, 1996

As director of Pitt's American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, Robert G. Hazo has seen some of the best minds of his generation at close range. Since the series begin in 1971, Hazo has orchestrated lectures and seminars, refereed question-and-answer sessions, haggled over speakers' fees, and pleaded for funds from the University and local foundations. He […]

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