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Volume 35 Issue 19

Mayor to plead case for taxing non-profits >

May 29th, 2003

Mayor Tom Murphy plans to talk at the June 3 Faculty Assembly meeting about the city’s financial woes and plead the case for taxing non-profit institutions such as Pitt. The city will face a $60 million shortfall starting July 1 unless it implements a series of budget cuts, and Pennsylvania’s General Assembly grants additional state […]

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Pitt meets city evacuation plan deadline >

May 29th, 2003

Pitt met the city’s May 15 deadline for submitting plans on how campus buildings with seven or more stories would be evacuated in an emergency. Now, Pitt — like other city employers with high-rise buildings — faces an Aug. 15 deadline for staging evacuation drills. A city ordinance passed in the aftermath of the Sept. […]

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The “golden age” of law is becoming tarnished of late >

May 29th, 2003

American civil litigation has been protecting the rights of the powerless and impoverished for much of the last half-century, said high-profile securities attorney William S. Lerach. But that golden age of American law has been tempered recently by a widespread and growing assault on the individual legal rights of U.S. citizens. “There have been changes […]

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On-line admissions here increase dramatically >

May 29th, 2003

The number of on-line applications to both Arts and Sciences (A&S) graduate programs and Pitt undergraduate programs is skyrocketing, reflecting the national trend away from paper applications. But because graduate applicants tend to be independent adults while undergraduate hopefuls usually need guidance from their families, electronic applications elicit different feelings among admissions specialists here. Associate […]

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BST3 construction closes Fifth Avenue lane >

May 29th, 2003

This week, Oakland traffic and transportation changes on and around Fifth Avenue commenced, as workers started staging and construction of Pitt’s Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3) at a site between Darragh and Lothrop streets. The north lane of Fifth Avenue will be closed from west of the entrance to Children’s Hospital — starting at the […]

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