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Volume 27 Issue 16

O'Connor resigns >

April 13th, 1995

Before attending his first Pitt Board of Trustees meeting in summer 1991, then-Chancellor-Elect J. Dennis O'Connor telephoned an administrator here to check on logistics for the visit. "By the way," O'Connor asked, "where do I park my white horse?" In his self-deprecating way, O'Connor was acknowledging the sky-high hopes that many people at Pitt had […]

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Legislators consider tying state appropriation to faculty workload >

April 13th, 1995

HARRISBURG — Should the University's state funding be tied to the number of hours Pitt faculty spend in the classroom? Members of the state House of Representatives appropriations committee said last week that they are considering such a plan as a possible replacement for, or supplement to, Pennsylvania's Tuition Challenge Grants Program. The latter program […]

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Nordenberg, Provost Maher deny interim >

April 13th, 1995

Provost James Maher and law professor Mark Nordenberg this week denied that they are candidates to serve as interim chancellor between the time J. Dennis O'Connor leaves office and whenever the University hires a permanent successor. Both men said that to their knowledge, the Board of Trustees doesn't plan to appoint an interim chancellor. O'Connor, […]

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Grant to fund graduate program in women's health >

April 13th, 1995

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has given Pitt a $100,000 grant to establish a master's and a doctoral level degree program in women's health. The Epidemiology of Women's Health Training Program will be administered through the Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in collaboration with faculty at Magee-Womens Hospital. According to […]

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Faculty, staff reactions to news of resignation run the gamut >

April 13th, 1995

In the aftershock of Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's resignation announcement, the University Times interviewed a sampling of the Pitt community for their opinions of O'Connor's decision and his likely legacy as chancellor. * * * Following the April 10 Senate Council meeting, Senate leaders expressed mixed feelings about O'Connor's resignation. In the wake of O'Connor's […]

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Despite Parkinson's cases, Allen Hall is safe, committee determines >

April 13th, 1995

Allen Hall is safe, according to the Parkinson's Disease Cluster Committee. The four cases of Parkinson's disease reported between 1974 and 1991 in physics department faculty members who worked in the building may have been simply the result of chance. Those are the conclusions reached by the cluster committee, which has been investigating for almost […]

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Plans for CGS criticized; administration responds >

April 13th, 1995

To the editor: Since 1958, the "School" later to become the "College of General Studies" has been the advocate where the majority of western Pennsylvania nontraditional students could earn their four year college degree. It has symbolized upward mobility. Also, many other people have completed CGS courses for enrichment or to prepare for graduate programs […]

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Medical insurance open enrollment begins >

April 13th, 1995

Medical insurance open enrollment will begin on Monday, April 17, and continue through May 15. Any Pitt employee who wishes to change his or her current medical insurance plan may do so during the open enrollment period. HealthAmerica participants also are reminded that they must change their medical insurance option to a Blue Cross plan. […]

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Fisher rebuts administration's statements >

April 13th, 1995

To the editor: I am writing this letter to refute the statements attributed to Dr. Thomas Detre, the senior vice chancellor of the Health Sciences, and Mr. Lewis Popper, University general counsel, in the March 30, 1995, University Times. Their comments were made because of dissatisfaction with the Senate Council approval of the resolution by […]

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City Planning to hold 3rd hearing on University's master space plan >

April 13th, 1995

Pittsburgh City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the University's master space plan on April 18 at 3 p.m. in the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St., Downtown. At the hearing, which will be the third conducted by the Planning Commission on Pitt's master space plan, the city planning staff's recommendations […]

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