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Volume 28 Issue 14

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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OPINION / Ken Sochats >

March 14th, 1996

Faculty shun technology Why don't more faculty use technology in teaching? Technophobia is the answer. Or, it's the popular or politically correct answer. As one who has never been accused of being politically correct, and usually not even correct, I would like to suggest several other potential answers based upon my experience and interaction with […]

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University takes its case to state House appropriations committee >

March 14th, 1996

HARRISBURG — During Pitt's March 5 hearing before the state House of Representatives appropriations committee, most of the committee members' questions and comments sounded as if they had been scripted by Pitt officials themselves. Perhaps it was a case of Democratic lawmakers seeking to portray a Republican governor as a short-sighted skinflint — six of […]

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Hillman isn't the only Pitt library that is coping with overcrowding >

March 14th, 1996

Hillman Library's overcrowding has been well documented in news articles and reports to such groups as the Board of Trustees and Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee. It also is readily apparent by the number of students who can be found sprawled on the library's floors studying because of seating sacrificed for additional shelving. […]

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Chancellor search list down to 10, Roddey reports to Assembly >

March 14th, 1996

The committee searching for a new Pitt chancellor has narrowed its list to 10 candidates, chairperson James C. Roddey told Faculty Assembly March 12. "We are down to 10. That could be eight or nine in another week or so as we really begin to press these candidates and tell them that we're going to […]

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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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