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Volume 33 Issue 7

Faculty member encourages boycott over ads >

November 22nd, 2000

Rory A. Cooper has a message for Nike's advertising department: Just Don't Do It Anymore. Cooper, chairperson and professor of rehabilitation science and technology at Pitt, is urging a boycott of Nike products in response to a recent Nike advertisement calling people with spinal cord injuries "drooling" and "misshapen." A print ad touting Nike's Air […]

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Planning for Oakland's future >

November 22nd, 2000

The Oakland civic district, a hub of cultural and institutional activity in Pittsburgh, is under scrutiny by community leaders, task forces, city planners and residents. In a series of community forums begun last month, leaders from Oakland groups and concerned individuals — so-called "stakeholders" — have been meeting to discuss improvements for Oakland, including parking, […]

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What Pitt sees as Oakland's most pressing needs >

November 22nd, 2000

As one of the participants on the task force trying to improve the Oakland Civic District Loop, the University has its own ideas about the area's needs. Pitt's Eli Shorak, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, said, "The Oakland Task Force is the communication tool to develop a shared vision for Oakland and the future. […]

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Confidentiality of medical records faces growing threat, professor warns >

November 22nd, 2000

A janitor at a Boston hospital finds a computer terminal unattended. The janitor, a convicted sex offender, calls up medical records for names and addresses of women patients to whom he later sends harassing letters. A Connecticut druggist tells a woman customer he's sorry, but he isn't allowed to refill her migraine prescription. He explains […]

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