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Volume 28 Issue 1

Recycling program expanded >

August 31st, 1995

Stop throwing yesterday's newspapers into the trash. And save those magazines, old telephone books, used-up campus mail envelopes and outdated textbooks, too. Most paper items now can be recycled thanks to a program started this summer by the Office of Facilities Management. Made possible by an upsurge in the market for paper and the hiring […]

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Alex J. Ducanis >

August 31st, 1995

Alex J. Ducanis, 64, professor emeritus of administrative and policy studies in the School of Education, died Aug. 27 at his home in Shadyside. The cause of death was kidney failure. Ducanis retired from Pitt in December 1993 after a 25-year career during which he served in various administrative posts, including director of the Institute […]

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Newspapers, magazines, textbooks now go into the recyclables bin, not the trash can >

August 31st, 1995

Paper items that now can be placed in recycling container include: White stationery, copier paper, computer printout paper, outdated practices, letters, forms, invoices and general office paper, all paper from filing cabinets in folders, notebook paper from pads of paper (no backing), memo sheets, colored ledger and copy paper (all colors), drawings and blueprints 10 […]

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Medical dean to resign Nov. 1 >

August 31st, 1995

George Bernier Jr. will resign as dean of Pitt's School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1, to become dean and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In addition to overseeing the medical school, Bernier will oversee the graduate school and the schools of nursing, allied health and marine biology at […]

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Alcohol task force outlines recommendations >

August 31st, 1995

Beginning in 1996, Pitt dorm students will be able to acquire a "dry" roof over their heads just by asking for one. Alcohol-free rooms, floors and suites will be available in each University residence hall to students who pledge to keep their rooms free of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. In the meantime, Pitt has […]

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Summer term 1996 An option to suit almost anyone >

August 31st, 1995

Summer won't be the same around Pitt, beginning in 1996. That's when the University's new summer calendar will go into effect. In place of its traditional schedule (a 15-week summer term and two seven-week sessions), Pitt will offer a wider array of options, including: * The traditional 15-week summer term (May 6-Aug. 10). * A […]

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University of Pittsburgh Anti-harassment Policy Statement >

August 31st, 1995

University of Pittsburgh Anti-harassment Policy Statement No University employee, University student, or individual on University property may intentionally harass or abuse a person (physically or verbally) with the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with such person's work or academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment. Consistent with […]

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Press awarded NEA grant >

August 31st, 1995

The University of Pittsburgh Press has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the publication of poetry in the Pitt Poetry Series. Pitt's Press was one of only two university presses in the nation to receive such a grant from the NEA. The Pitt Poetry Series was founded […]

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Freshman enrollment up 1.5 percent over last year >

August 31st, 1995

Pitt freshman enrollment is expected to increase by about 1.5 percent this fall, from 2,435 last year to 2,485 as of Aug. 24. Average, combined SAT scores are up from 1005 for last year's total freshman class to 1015 this fall. Excluding academically "at risk" freshmen admitted through Pitt's special access programs, average SAT scores […]

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