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Volume 28 Issue 14

Death ruled a suicide >

March 14th, 1996

College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate John Solot, 25, committed suicide March 7 by jumping out a 35th floor Cathedral of Learning window sometime between 5:45 and 6 a.m., according to city and campus police and the Allegheny County coroner's office. Pitt custodian Francis Fuhrer found the body shortly after 6 a.m. near the east […]

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Cabins to Mansions >

March 14th, 1996

Cabins to Mansions: The University Press reissues a classic work on western Pennsylvania's early architecture– by Mike Sajna Jim Burke, a staff photographer in Pitt's Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, says his involvement in the University Press's new reprint of Charles Morse Stotz's classic 1936 work "The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania" was […]

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Book Center staff member helps to preserve 200-year-old Neill log cabin in Schenley Park >

March 14th, 1996

Nobody knows exactly how many of the buildings featured in "The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania" remain standing. It would take another survey to determine that figure. Judging by the deteriorated condition of some of the structures when they were photographed in the 1930s, though, it's a safe bet that a large portion of them […]

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Employees can buy into vision, dental plans as part of new benefits >

March 14th, 1996

Beginning July 1, Pitt faculty and staff will have three new fringe benefits options: purchase of dental insurance and vision insurance, and the ability to borrow money against their TIAA-CREF retirement accounts. Pitt retirees aged 65 or older will gain a new, Blue Cross-affiliated medical insurance option. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg approved the new options […]

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Project designed to encourage pride in African-American women at University >

March 14th, 1996

In 1895, Agnes Irwin became the first woman to receive a degree from Pitt. It was an honorary Doctor of Law given to her as president of Radcliffe College. Three years later, in 1898, sisters Margaret and Stella Stein became the first women to actually earn degrees at the University. They both graduated with Bachelor […]

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CGS plans layoff of some employees >

March 14th, 1996

Faced with falling enrollments, the College of General Studies (CGS) will lay off some staff employees and reassign some others. CGS Interim Dean Robert Comfort said he hopes to announce a reorganization plan to the college's 41 full-time and 10 part-time staff by March 31. "The plan is to re-look at the way we provide […]

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April 2 hearing set on Bigelow closing >

March 14th, 1996

A public hearing on the proposed 60-day test closing of Bigelow Boulevard has been set for April 2at 6:30 p.m. in the Frick International Studies Academy, across from The Book Center. The purpose of the hearing will be to review legislation seeking the test closing of a one-block section of Bigelow between Fifth and Forbes […]

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OPINION / Brenda Manning >

March 14th, 1996

A time for faculty to learn Have you noticed the little message on the UNIX log-in screen — "The busiest time for this group of modems is 9:00 p.m. to midnight?" No kidding! The lag in connect time seems to take ever so slightly longer every week as more Pitt faculty, staff and students discover […]

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