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Volume 31 Issue 17

Johnstown legislator meets with chancellor over funding for UPJ >

April 29th, 1999

Johnstown legislator meets with chancellor over funding for UPJ Last week, state Sen. John Wozniak, D- Johnstown, convinced the Senate appropriations committee to delay the University's state funding request for next year until Pitt addresses the Johnstown campus's chronic budget problems. This morning, Wozniak is scheduled to meet here with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to continue […]

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President of Turkey honored >

April 29th, 1999

President of Turkey honored Chancellor Mark Nordenberg conferred an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree on Suleyman Demirel, president of the Republic of Turkey, at an April 21 academic convocation in Carnegie Music Hall. Demirel has made higher education a top priority for his country, guiding the establishment of more than 25 universities over the past […]

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Hunger strike called off /Fast broken, sit-in begins >

April 29th, 1999

Hunger strike called off / Fast broken, sit-in begins After 17 days, Pitt hunger strikers broke their fast yesterday without getting what they ultimately were seeking: a public meeting with Pitt trustees. But the ex-strikers vowed to sit outside the office of the Board of Trustees Secretary until trustees agree to publicly discuss Pitt's denial […]

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City Planning Commission gives Pitt projects conditional approval >

April 29th, 1999

City Planning Commission gives Pitt projects conditional approval Two University expansion projects were approved conditionally by the City Planning Commission April 20. Construction of phase II of the Bouquet Gardens student housing project and the Multi-Purpose Academic Complex (MPAC) now face a public hearing and vote before Pittsburgh City Council. The hearing and vote are […]

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Hershey re-elected University Senate president >

April 29th, 1999

Hershey re-elected University Senate president Nathan Hershey has been re-elected president of the University Senate. He will begin his second consecutive one-year term on July 1. Hershey ran against education professor Sean Hughes. Elected as vice president for 1999-2000 was Carol K. Redmond, who outpolled incumbent Debora A. Rougeux of the University Library System (ULS). […]

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Hastening death: Courts generally have supported such rights, ethicist says >

April 29th, 1999

Hastening death: Courts generally have supported such rights, ethicist says In this country, doctors have aided in hastening the death of terminally ill patients with the blessing of the law since the 1976 Karen Quinlan case in New Jersey. Last month, Jack Kevorkian, previously acquitted on assisted-suicide charges three times, was convicted by a Michigan […]

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Report details average FAS faculty pay >

April 29th, 1999

Report details average FAS faculty pay Average nine-month faculty salaries in Pitt's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) ranged last year from $23,027 for instructors in the humanities division to $81,275 for full professors in the social sciences division. Average and median salaries for employees in FAS and other Pitt responsibility units as of Oct. […]

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Marathon street closings to be detailed >

April 29th, 1999

Marathon street closings to be detailed To assist area commuters, AAA, PennDOT, WPXI-TV and UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon officials are teaming up to provide information on street closings and alternate routes into and around the city on marathon day, May 2. More than 4,000 runners are expected for the combined Tri-State Health System […]

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Pitt a sponsor of Race for the Cure >

April 29th, 1999

Pitt a sponsor of Race for the Cure Pitt is a major sponsor of the Sunday, May 9, Race for the Cure. Sue Harkins, director of the University's College Connections Program, is serving as this year's race coordinator. "Pitt has a very strong presence in Race for the Cure," Harkins said. "We are very grateful […]

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Pitt motion to dismiss suit against UPJ denied >

April 29th, 1999

Pitt motion to dismiss suit against UPJ denied A federal judge has denied Pitt's motion to dismiss a sex and race discrimination lawsuit against the Johnstown campus (UPJ) and its president. U.S. District Judge D. Brooks Smith ruled that UPJ's affirmative action program and its affirmative action director, Clea Hollis, "were adversely affected by decisions […]

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