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Volume 28 Issue 13

Some Council members object so Bigelow block closing is postponed >

February 29th, 1996

Faced by criticism from City Council, Mayor Tom Murphy has decided to delay the test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The University has sought to close that block of Bigelow Boulevard for years, citing the safety threat to students crossing the busy street. A 60-day test […]

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OPINION / H. David Brumble III >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt has a program for undergraduates in London, and so I have the pleasant responsibility of teaching in London this semester. I am here with 32 Pitt students. They are taking such courses as Shakespeare, Twentieth Century British History, Twentieth Century British Fiction, Theater Production Management, Western European Politics and Government, Twentieth Century Art, and […]

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Niceness rules the day at KGSB >

February 29th, 1996

Professors delivering carnations to colleagues…staff leaving smiley face cookies on co-workers' desks…students exchanging (Hershey's) kisses… Is this any way to run a business school? It is on Random Acts of Kindness Day, which the Katz Graduate School of Business celebrated yesterday, Feb. 28. Co-sponsoring the event were the school's staff quality circle team and the […]

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Trustees want higher academic standards for undergrad students >

February 29th, 1996

The University plans to raise its academic standards for undergraduates — including increasing minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores required of incoming freshmen — with a goal of making Pitt's undergraduate programs competitive with those at the nation's best public universities. That was one of six goals that Pitt's Board of Trustees approved unanimously at […]

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SLIS wants to change name to School of Information Sciences >

February 29th, 1996

Faculty and administrators at the School of Library and Information Science have voted to change the school's name to the School of Information Sciences. They say the new name will more accurately reflect the school's current research and curriculum. For the change to become official, it must be approved by Pitt's senior administration. The school's […]

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City announces Oakland plans: more open spaces, trees, building code enforcement measures >

February 29th, 1996

The City of Pittsburgh has released an Oakland Improvement Strategy that includes the creation of new open spaces and housing, redevelopment plans for the Boulevard of the Allies, zoning, beautification, public safety and new building code enforcement initiatives. According to city officials, the strategy is not simply another plan to improve Oakland, "but a 'blueprint' […]

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Education secretary, Mayor Murphy attend Pitt trustees' meeting >

February 29th, 1996

Pennsylvania's Secretary of Education and Pittsburgh's mayor are automatically ex-officio members of the Pitt Board of Trustees by virtue of their offices. Last week's board meeting may have been the first ever attended by both officials, according to Pitt's Office of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Mayor Tom Murphy opened the meeting with […]

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Pitt squeaks past goal for United Way drive >

February 29th, 1996

It was by a whisker, but both Pitt's United Way campaign and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania surpassed their 1995 fund-raising goals. Pitt collected $415,922 during the campaign that ended on Feb. 8. The total reflects an increase of $1,263 over last year's campaign, which netted $414,659, according to figures supplied by the Office […]

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Student Affairs initiates research award for its staff >

February 29th, 1996

Hoping to tap into a sometimes under- utilized resource at the University, Vice Chancellor for Student and Public Affairs Leon Haley has announced the creation of a research award for staff in the Office of Student and Public Affairs. Known as the Vice Chancellor's Research Award, the research program will be instituted with the start […]

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Pharmacy to replace undergrad degree with doctoral program >

February 29th, 1996

The Board of Trustees voted Feb. 22 to replace the School of Pharmacy's five-year undergraduate degree with a six-year doctor of pharmacy degree. The school will begin admitting students to the PharmD. program this fall, which is also when it will close admissions to its current bachelor of science program. Nearly two-thirds of the 75 […]

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