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Volume 28 Issue 14

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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