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Volume 33 Issue 18

Boulevard of the Allies restrictions scheduled to begin May 22 >

May 17th, 2001

Outbound lanes from Downtown on the Boulevard of the Allies will be closed beginning May 22 at 9 a.m. while the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) repairs a 1.6-mile stretch of roadway. PennDOT will repave the Boulevard between the Liberty and Birmingham bridges and anchor the road to the hillside. Outbound lanes are expected to […]

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Ballot initiatives: The wrong way to create laws, columnist insists >

May 17th, 2001

Unquestionably, there is distrust and cynicism toward the U.S. system of representative government, according to a prominent national political pundit. But the most popular "solution" to this problem is moving the country in the wrong direction, away from its founding principles and potentially into a system of unjust laws. "The widespread preference for writing laws […]

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Broder discusses changes in journalism >

May 17th, 2001

Washington Post correspondent David Broder said his newspaper is pumping $40 million-$50 million a year into its web site (and losing about half of that money) in the hope of luring and retaining readers in the digital age. The site averages 1 million hits daily, so the gamble is paying off in terms of readership, […]

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2 coaches near top of highest paid here last year >

May 17th, 2001

The head coaches of Pitt's football and men's basketball teams were among the University's five highest paid, non-officer employees during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2000, according to an IRS form that Pitt filed this week. Head basketball coach Ben Howland's salary was $1,004 higher than that of head football coach Walt Harris, […]

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Electrical outage affects 20 buildings >

May 17th, 2001

An electrical equipment failure May 11 at the Posvar Hall main circuitry vault caused much of the lower Pittsburgh campus to lose power between 3 and 9 p.m., according to the Office of Facilities Management. The following buildings were affected by the temporary outage: Posvar Hall, the Law Building, Mervis Hall, William Pitt Union, Litchfield […]

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Payment to top 5 companies listed >

May 17th, 2001

In addition to disclosing salary information, the University's IRS Form 990 lists the five independent contractors that received the most money from Pitt during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2000. Pitt paid $1,000,713 to architects Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates of Butler, Pa. for design work on campus building and renovation projects, including […]

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Pitt chosen to participate in Beckman Scholars Program >

May 17th, 2001

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Pitt for its Beckman Scholars Program, which supports undergraduate research in biochemistry, chemistry, and biological and medical sciences. Pitt's first two Beckman Scholars, both molecular biology majors, were chosen earlier this month: junior Robert J. Lee and senior William H. McCoy IV. Lee will work with Jeffrey […]

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