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Volume 27 Issue 7

Writer's roots in Bradford lead to book, UPB faculty appointment >

November 23rd, 1994

Ernest Hemingway frequently spoke of the need to "get it right," to capture something of the fullness and basic truths of life, when writing a story. Perhaps the surest indication that David McKain got it right when he wrote "Spellbound: Growing Up in God's Country," a memoir of his childhood and youth in Bradford during […]

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Pitt-Flex open enrollment for medical insurance ends Dec. 14 >

November 23rd, 1994

University employees who want to make changes in their Pitt-Flex benefit selections have until Dec. 14 to return selection forms to the Office of Human Resources. Changes will be effective Jan. 1 and remain in effect through June 30, 1995, when Pitt will change the Pitt-Flex open enrollment period to match the University's fiscal year. […]

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How to access PittInfo >

November 23rd, 1994

To access PittInfo, staff, faculty and students need access to either World Wide Web or the Internet Gopher client program. Access to these clients fall into two categories: LAN access and terminal access. Individuals with a Windows, Macintosh or UNIX personal computer with an Ethernet connection to PittNet can use the LAN access method. Individuals […]

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Alcohol abuse task force begins review of policies >

November 23rd, 1994

At its first meeting Nov. 21, Pitt's alcohol abuse task force formed subcommittees to begin reviewing University drinking policies and alcohol education programs. "It's too early to say what the task force will end up recommending, but we will probably propose a major educational effort and tightening our current policies on alcohol consumption somewhat," said […]

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Expanding PittInfo provides wide range of information >

November 23rd, 1994

Want to know the time of the next shuttle bus to Squirrel Hill or the date of a certain economics seminar? Maybe you need to refresh your memory on how to requisition supplies from the stockroom or would like to check the latest job listings? The place to find the answers to those questions and […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

November 23rd, 1994

Today I wish to report to you how our University is generating entrepreneurial development, and what this means for the region's economy in the future, a concern in which we all have a vital stake. I see enormous potential in bolstering the entrepreneurial vitality of our region. However, I must emphasize that at our core […]

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Toys for Tots drive launched >

November 23rd, 1994

The College of General Studies Student Government is launching its second annual University-wide drive to collect toys for underprivileged children. Kick off for the drive will be Dec. 4 at the CGS Children's Holiday Party. Children attending the party will make donations to the CGS toy collection drive. New, unwrapped toys, games and other gifts […]

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Discrimination in research affects health care of women, minorities >

November 23rd, 1994

The scientists who conduct medical research in this country are overwhelmingly white, male, heterosexual and middle-to-upper class. So are the politicians who set America's health care agenda. And as long as that's the case, women and minorities will continue to suffer discrimination in health care services and research — as well as in science classrooms […]

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OPINION / Jim Cunningham and Tracy Soska >

November 23rd, 1994

The results of the recent elections threaten programs vital to small-community survival, and struggling Pittsburgh-region communities like Swissvale, Braddock, South Side, Aliquippa, and hundreds of others are preparing to fight back. Three days after the Nov. 8 election signaled radical changes in government funding, more than 125 community organizers, assisted by Pitt School of Social […]

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