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Volume 31 Issue 2

Student housing gets preliminary OK >

September 17th, 1998

In a preliminary tally, Pittsburgh City Council voted 9-0 yesterday in favor of the University's request for a conditional use exemption to the Pittsburgh Housing Code. Pitt is seeking permission to construct three 4-story apartment buildings for undergraduate student housing where Sennott Street joins Oakland Avenue and South Bouquet Street. The final city council vote […]

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A Day of Caring >

September 17th, 1998

Nearly 300 Pitt faculty and staff took part in this year's United Way Day of Caring Sept. 9. Steve Zupcic, Pitt's Day of Caring coordinator, has seen a big transition in the annual day when Pitt volunteers give of their time and energy. "In the past, virtually all of our Day of Caring projects were […]

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Assembly supports Nabisco boycott >

September 17th, 1998

By a 32-1 vote (with four abstentions), Faculty Assembly on Sept. 8 approved a two-part resolution supporting a boycott of Nabisco, to protest the company's plan to close its East Liberty bakery. Part one of the resolution urged the University community to lay off the Lorna Doones, ostracize Oreos, banish Bubble Yum and otherwise quit […]

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Gay Talese to open English dept. new contemporary writers series >

September 17th, 1998

Gay Talese — best-selling author, founding father of the New Journalism, and noted clothes-horse — will be the first guest at Pitt's new Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Sept. 21 at 8:15 p.m. in 120 David Lawrence Hall. Talese is the author of "The Kingdom and the Power" (a history of his former employer, The New […]

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Report details Pitt's economic impact >

September 17th, 1998

Pitt supports nearly 25,000 jobs, generating $647 million in personal income for area residents and $840 million in revenue for the region's businesses, according to a new Pitt-produced report detailing the University's impact on the regional economy. Among the report's findings: * Of the 24,650 jobs supported by Pitt, 8,840 are directly employed by the […]

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SIS receives $25,000 grant >

September 17th, 1998

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) has received a $25,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support a discussion of issues crucial to educating archivists for the 21st century. The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry by supporting libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources transmitting […]

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Carol Kay >

September 17th, 1998

Carol Kay, associate professor in the Department of English and an important interdisciplinary scholar of the 18th century, died Sept. 12, 1998, of complications from severe aplastic anemia. She was 51. Kay graduated from Radcliffe College in 1967 with high honors and was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American literature and language from Harvard […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT How Pitt handles cases of "He said — She said" >

September 17th, 1998

In the movie "Horse Feathers," Groucho Marx, playing Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, is annoyed at the behavior of Chico and Harpo Marx, portraying students in his classroom. Groucho says to an attractive female student in the front row: "You, stay after class." She replies, "But, Professor, I didn't do anything." Groucho, with trademark bobbing eyebrows, […]

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OPINION / Jack L. Daniel >

September 17th, 1998

A recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Black Students: 'Miles to Go,'" cited the Southern Education Foundation's finding that, "In the measure that most concerns the Foundation, the percentage of black college graduates, Pennsylvania reflected the minimal growth." The foundation's emphasis on the number of black college graduates is consistent with my view that, for […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY >

September 17th, 1998

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY (effective June 23, 1997) The University of Pittsburgh is committed to the maintenance of a community free from all forms of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment violates University policy as well as federal, state and local laws. It is neither permitted nor condoned. The coverage of this policy extends to all faculty, researchers, […]

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