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Volume 28 Issue 5

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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Assistant law dean appointed >

October 26th, 1995

Jan Miller, former deputy director of Pitt's Mid-Atlantic Technology Applications Center, has been named assistant dean for administration in the School of Law. She succeeds Charles Schardong, who retired in December. In her new position, Miller will help guide the law school's strategic planning and budgeting operations. She will oversee the implementation of information technologies, […]

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Chronology of convocation center funding >

October 26th, 1995

1988 — Pennsylvania's General Assembly and governor's office authorized $30 million for a Pitt convocation center. But "authorization" doesn't mean state funds are forthcoming. Each authorized project remains unfunded, often for years, until the Commonwealth releases money specifically for it. Some authorized projects never receive state funding. October 1992 — University of Pittsburgh officials and […]

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To unionize or not to unionize? >

October 26th, 1995

Union — yes? Or no? For the third time in two decades, Pitt faculty will have to answer that question if the United Faculty (UF) files for a collective bargaining election here. UF leaders announced last week that they have collected signatures of support from 30 percent of eligible Pitt faculty, enough to petition the […]

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Pathology chair named associate vice chancellor, interim med dean >

October 26th, 1995

Pathology department chairperson George Michalopoulos has been appointed associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences and interim dean of the School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1. As interim dean, Michalopoulos will replace George Bernier, who is resigning to become dean of medicine and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas Medical Branch in […]

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Pro union >

October 26th, 1995

Under unionization, decisions about faculty salaries and fringe benefits would be made through negotiations between faculty, administrators and trustees — "and not determined unilaterally by the administration and trustees after going through the motions of consultation," Mark Ginsburg said. He noted the administration's decision in March to eliminate HealthAmerica. "This decision, furthermore, came in the […]

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Weber resigns as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement >

October 26th, 1995

VOLUME 28 NUMBER 5 OCTOBER 26, 1995 Weber resigns as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement Lawrence M. Weber re-signed as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement Oct. 13, effective that day. The University Times could not reach Weber for comment. But in a written statement he said his decision to leave Pitt was based on his […]

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Anti union >

October 26th, 1995

Gerald Massey began his presentation by denouncing the University's administration in far harsher terms than UF leaders did. "Pitt has developed an administrative culture conducive to arrogance, at ease with mediocrity, and tolerant of incompetence," he said. "Mediocrity and incompetence are so prevalent, and so blithely accepted, that one has to spend much of the […]

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