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Volume 28 Issue 5

Should academic credentials or experience be more important in search for new Katz dean? >

October 26th, 1995

If Microsoft mastermind Bill Gates applies to be dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB), should Pitt officials interview him? Or reject him out of hand because he lacks an advanced degree? That question arose during a pair of public hearings sponsored by the KGSB dean search committee on Oct. 12. It was […]

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Novel Johnstown campus program assigns dorm "rooms" to freshman commuters >

October 26th, 1995

Along with the Employee-Student Partnership and the Peer Assistance Leaders volunteer programs, Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) this fall also launched a third new student program. This one is exclusively for freshman commuter students. The brainchild of Jacob Stiffler, UPJ director of Housing and Residence Life, the program involves assigning dormitory space to groups of first-year […]

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CGS dean needs strong vision, those at open forum agree >

October 26th, 1995

Vision was the theme or key word at the Oct. 19 open forum conducted by the search committee for a new dean for the College of General Studies (CGS). Only a half-dozen people attended the forum and no one formally addressed the search committee, but, during the informal discussion that arose, the need to find […]

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There's something for everyone at American studies conference >

October 26th, 1995

No family has played a more important role in Pittsburgh's sports history or better reflects its evolution over the past century than the Rooneys. Beginning with Art Rooney's own playing days on the sandlots of the North Side early in the century, and continuing through his purchase of the Steelers for $3,000 in the early […]

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Jazz Seminar turns 25 >

October 26th, 1995

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with an expanded line-up of jazz greats, a commemorative photo book and the recording of the concert on compact disc. Performers for the Oct. 30 – Nov. 4 events include James Moody, Grover Washington Jr. and Pitt jazz studies program director Nathan […]

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Pornography & 1st Amendment debate set >

October 26th, 1995

Pitt will host the first-ever debate between Catherine MacKinnon and Nat Hentoff, two of America's foremost authorities on pornography and the First Amendment, on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Teplitz Moot Courtroom in the law school. The debate is jointly sponsored by the law school and the First Freedoms Fund of Western Pennsylvania, […]

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Connolly vows to press state for more convocation center funds >

October 26th, 1995

Board of Trustees Chairperson J. Wray Connolly said this week that Pitt will continue seeking a total of $30 million in state money for a proposed convocation center, despite the fact that University and state officials signed an agreement in 1993 limiting Harrisburg's share of the project to $13 million. The agreement, signed at a […]

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