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Volume 29 Issue 13

Freshman applications for fall running ahead of 1996 numbers >

March 6th, 1997

Pitt freshman applications for fall 1997 are running 29 percent ahead of last year's rate, up to 10,683 from 8,286 at this time last year, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the trustees. The number of freshman applications as of Feb. 13 already exceeded the final totals for the last three years — 9,455 in fall 1996, […]

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Fisher cleared by Office of Research Integrity >

March 6th, 1997

Breast cancer researcher Bernard Fisher and two other Pitt professors have been cleared of scientific misconduct charges by the federal government's Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Following an investigation that took nearly three years, the ORI concluded that Fisher, biostatistics professor Carol Redmond and adjunct research associate professor of surgery Lawrence Wickerham did not knowingly […]

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Trustees eliminate staff, faculty, student votes on its committees >

March 6th, 1997

Faculty, staff and students serving on Board of Trustees committees can no longer vote or attend members-only executive sessions, under a plan approved by the trustees Feb. 20. Board chairperson J. Wray Connolly said the move "recognizes the need for continued faculty, staff and student input while underscoring the role of the chancellor as chief […]

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Most plans expected by provost this week >

March 6th, 1997

Provost James Maher said he expects to receive long-range plans from nearly all of the Provost area schools and the four regional campuses by the end of this week. March 3 was the deadline. "About half of them [schools and campuses] actually got their plans in to my office on Monday, and they're coming in […]

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Minority enrollment up slightly despite small frosh drop >

March 6th, 1997

African-Americans made up 9.5 percent of the Pittsburgh campus undergraduate student body last fall, up from 9.2 percent in fall 1995. Total minority enrollments among Pittsburgh undergraduates also increased slightly, from 13.8 percent in fall 1995 to 14.6 percent last fall. But black and total minority entering freshman enrollments declined slightly. Last fall, they made […]

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Several Pitt schools, programs included in U.S. News rankings >

March 6th, 1997

Pitt's master of physical therapy program has been ranked 11th in the nation, the highest of any University program, in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best graduate schools and programs in the nation. The magazine's report is based on a survey of deans, administrators and senior faculty around the nation […]

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Yunz have nothing to be ashamed of, UPJ prof says of regional speech >

March 6th, 1997

Whether it's "y'all" or "you guys" or "yunz," the English language seems desperate for a way to distinguish second person plural from second person singular, says Rodney Eatman, professor of theatre arts and speech at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ). In the southern United States, the locals have settled on the colorful "y'all," while in the […]

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GSPIA prof files suit claiming discrimination >

March 6th, 1997

A professor in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has sued the University for racial discrimination for allegedly failing to pay him a salary commensurate with his rank. Jerome McKinney filed the suit in federal court on Feb. 28. In it, he alleges that he has been at the bottom of the pay […]

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Mark Nordenberg's address on his installation as Pitt's 17th chancellor >

March 6th, 1997

Mark A. Nordenberg was formally installed as Pitt's 17th chancellor during ceremonies at the University's honors convocation on Feb. 28 in the Carnegie Music Hall. During the ceremony, Provost James Maher also presented Nordenberg with a medallion marking his designation two years ago as a Distinguished Service Professor. Following is the address Nordenberg delivered. Thank […]

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