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Volume 28 Issue 2

Vice President Al Gore promises to battle Congress over proposed student aid cuts >

September 14th, 1995

Vice President Al Gore visited Pitt on Sept. 11 as part of a coordinated effort by the Clinton administration to short-circuit proposed student aid cuts now before Congress. Gore told the mostly friendly lunchtime crowd of about 3,000 who gathered on the grounds of the Cathedral of Learning that President Bill Clinton would do everything […]

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Survey uncovers variety of reasons for students not returning to Pitt >

September 14th, 1995

Last spring, Pitt mailed surveys to 1,169 undergraduates who had formally withdrawn or dropped out after the fall 1994 term despite being in good academic standing. The No. 1 reason the 278 respondents cited for leaving the University without finishing their degrees was "inability to afford tuition and fees." Among respondents from the College of […]

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IN REVIEW >

September 14th, 1995

Fund set up for wounded Pitt student An educational assistance fund has been established for Kevin Cecil, the junior engineering student who was severely wounded in a random shooting in front of Webster Hall in July. To date, $25,000 in individual and foundation grants have been raised to help defray Cecil's medical bills and to […]

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What some of the non-returning students had to say >

September 14th, 1995

The 144 comments that non-returning students wrote on their survey forms ranged from praise ("I would say that, overall, I was very satisfied with my stay at Pitt") to damnation ("Pitt is a terrible school") to ambiguity ("The University of Pittsburgh is a great educational institution. But, it is not for me.") A few students […]

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Deficit, academics force axing of Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival >

September 14th, 1995

Feeling necessity's sharp pinch in the form of budget deficits and changing academic priorities, Pitt will discontinue its Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival (TRSF) at the end of September. However, the University will continue its Shakespeare in the Schools Program, through which Pitt theatre arts students perform in about 100 tri-state area schools. Theatre arts department […]

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Music department plans concerts >

September 14th, 1995

Works spanning the career of eminent American composer Donald Martino will be featured in a concert of solo piano and chamber music, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Performing will be New York-based artists Eliza Garth, piano, violinist Rolf Schulte and clarinetist Jean Kopperud. The concert, part of the Pitt music […]

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Progress reported on University building, renovation projects >

September 14th, 1995

The following is a summary of construction completed this summer at Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as well as ongoing projects. Information was provided by the Office of Facilities Management and the Health Science News Bureau. Accessibility Projects Ramps, handrails, signage and automatic doors have been added to make entrances accessible […]

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Alumni Association sets up scholarship in memory of local Boy Scout leader >

September 14th, 1995

The Pitt Alumni Association has established a scholarship for local Eagle Scouts in honor of Robert I. "Cubby" Bearer, a well-known Boy Scout leader. Bearer, a 1934 physical education graduate of Pitt, worked with boys from economically depressed towns such as Braddock and Rankin. The scholarship is directed toward youths of Eagle Scout merit who […]

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