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Volume 31 Issue 7

Pitt Division I athletics program earns full certification by NCAA >

November 25th, 1998

Pitt Division I athletics program earns full certification by NCAA Pitt athletics has re- ceived full certification for its Division I varsity programs, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Committee on Athletics Certification announced Nov. 19. The NCAA certification, which comes after an 18-month-long review process, indicates that the University is operating its athletics programs […]

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Holiday cheer >

November 25th, 1998

Staff members in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid wrap presents as part of the Holiday Neighbors program, which provides gifts to needy children served by United Way agencies. Pictured from left are Dawn Hornyak, John Slappy and David Barkovich. "We have a bona fide social committee in our office to keep morale up […]

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United Way campaign ends today >

November 25th, 1998

The Pitt-United Way 1998 campaign ends today with a final prize drawing at 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 23, however, campaign officials said. Final campaign totals are not yet available, but at the four-week mark of the six-week campaign, totals exceeded last yearπs giving by more than $115,000, reaching $325,110 of its […]

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Downtown computer center expands >

November 25th, 1998

Responding to the growing need for hands-on instruction in computer technology, Pitt's Computer Learning Center (CLC) will cut the ribbon Dec. 2 at its newly expanded Downtown location. CLC is a non-credit program housed administratively in the College of General Studies. It serves approximately 6,000 people a year from the academic, business and greater Pittsburgh […]

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Pitt changes tactics in effort to attract minority- and women-owned firms >

November 25th, 1998

In recent years, Pitt insisted that its food service con- tractors set aside 25 percent of their subcontract monies for businesses owned by women and minorities, especially African Americans. Not anymore. Following recent court interpretations of the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause, state-funded institutions like Pitt can no longer include race- and ethnic-based goals or […]

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Hillman Library extends hours >

November 25th, 1998

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the reading/final exam period, and will be open continuously from 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 13 until 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18. During this period, admittance to the library from midnight to 7 a.m. will be with a valid University ID only. Services available during all hours of operation: […]

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Fall '98 black freshman class 2nd largest ever >

November 25th, 1998

After two years of de- clining enrollments of African American freshmen, Pitt admitted its second-largest class of black freshmen (328 students) this fall. Pitt's largest-ever class of African American freshmen (336) was enrolled in fall 1995. That same year, the Board of Trustees set the University's highest institutional goal as pursuing excellence in undergraduate education. […]

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Pitt sponsors lunchtime series >

November 25th, 1998

Two Pitt groups with an international emphasis are sponsoring lunchtime presentations at the Downtown Barnes & Noble bookstore. The monthly series will run through June. The University Center for International Studies and the Department of Africana Studies are providing a variety of entertaining and informational presentations for lunchtime Downtown book-browsers. Events have included Kuntu Repertory […]

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Pitt, CMU form new non-profit corporation, Innovation Works, Inc. >

November 25th, 1998

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University announced plans last week to form a new non-profit corporation – Innovation Works, Inc. – that is expected to: * Provide start-up funding grants averaging more than $300,000 to help with research and development, marketing and other business support services. * Assist firms in finding venture capital, recruiting workers and […]

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Children's holiday party set for Dec. 5 >

November 25th, 1998

Santa Claus, face painting, crafts and refreshments are just a few of the enticements for children attending the Pitt Alumnae Councilπs 57th annual childrenπs holiday party on Dec. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room. The event is open to the public but reservations are required. Admission to the […]

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