Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 27 Issue 12

Senate committee discusses plan for dormitory on Pitt Tavern site >

February 16th, 1995

Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP) at its Feb. 6 meeting was offered no further details by senior administration on plans for a 300-400 bed dormitory on the Pitt Tavern site along Fifth Avenue. Although PUP was given the leadership role in development of the University's master space plan by Chancellor J. Dennis […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12

Draft of plan to handle Oakland parking problems is presented >

February 16th, 1995

Drafts of a parking strategy and a park- ing philosophy designed to counter parking problems associated with University master plan construction projects were presented to Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP) at its Feb. 6 meeting. Department of Parking and Transportation Director Bob Harkins presented the drafts to PUP to obtain its input […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12

Founders Day symposium focuses on using the Internet in higher ed >

February 16th, 1995

Navigating the Internet will be the subject of this year's Founders Day symposium set for Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Keynote speaker for the symposium will be Anthony Rutkowski, executive director of the Internet Society, an international organization that fosters the development of Internet technologies, networks, applications and […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12

Free pediatric dental exams available >

February 16th, 1995

University Dental Associates, which will become University Dental Health Services this month, is providing cleanings and exams free of charge to children who otherwise may not have access to preventative dental care. The UDA, which is a private practice of the faculty members from Pitt's School of Dental Medicine, is offering the services throughout the […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12

New evaluation plan for tenured faculty not needed, committee of Senate leaders insists >

February 16th, 1995

Mandatory post- tenure reviews of faculty job performance are both a trend and a sore subject at campuses nationwide. Trustees and legislators tend to favor them, believing such reviews hold tenured professors accountable for their teaching and research at a time when universities can no longer legally impose mandatory faculty retirement ages. Academicians tend to […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12

SLIS professors aid reclamation of hidden Haitian library collection >

February 16th, 1995

Hitler burned books in Nazi Germany and Pol Pot executed anybody with a semblance of an education in the killing fields of Cambodia. Dictators have always known that one way to control their people is to keep them ignorant. So among the things the Duvaliers did when they seized power in Haiti three decades ago […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12

THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

February 16th, 1995

Our Board of Trustees meets today and among the items of business before it is the approval of three new academic degree-granting programs. Each program has been approved internally. And each, I believe, promises to significantly advance our University's missions in teaching, research and public service. The new programs will lead to a Ph.D. in […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12

Contract dispute prompts picketing at WPIC >

February 16th, 1995

District 1199P, which represents 150 nonprofessional staff at Western Psych, has been working without a contract since Feb. 3 and its negotiations with UPMC are stalled. John Boros, the union's chief negotiator, said: "UPMC and its subcontractors have asked for unprecedented concessions, including wage freezes, elimination of the union's health and welfare benefits, pension and […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 12