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Volume 34 Issue 14

Corporatization of universities decried >

March 21st, 2002

Worshipers would be outraged to enter a church and see a statue of Christ wearing Calvin Klein underwear, or a Nike swoosh among the calligraphy in a mosque. Yet, North America's secular sanctuaries — its colleges and universities — shamelessly sell advertising space and naming rights to the highest bidders, said the keynote speaker at […]

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Middle States Assn. report praises Pitt >

March 21st, 2002

Pitt received a glowing report — with occasional caveats — from the evaluation team of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the region's accrediting agency for institutions of higher education. The report is a generalized evaluation drawn from a review of a Pitt self-study and interviews with Pitt administrators, faculty, staff and students […]

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Law clinic to remain on campus >

March 21st, 2002

Pitt's Environmental Law Clinic will remain a part of the law school, with private funds covering the clinic's operating costs. The decision runs counter to one option that would have moved the clinic off-campus as a separate, non-profit unit. In a March 14 statement, law Dean David Herring wrote that "the existing structure and staffing […]

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Senate officer candidates announced >

March 21st, 2002

Pitt's Environmental Law Clinic will remain a part of the law school, with private funds covering the clinic's operating costs. The decision runs counter to one option that would have moved the clinic off-campus as a separate, non-profit unit. In a March 14 statement, law Dean David Herring wrote that "the existing structure and staffing […]

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UPJ education students fare well on state teacher exams >

March 21st, 2002

Pittsburgh campus education students are not the only ones who did well on the required education certification exams completed last year. (See University Times, Feb. 21.) Johnstown campus education students also scored well above the state averages. According to David Hayes, chairperson of the Johnstown campus's Education Division, 102 of the 106 students (96 percent) […]

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Pitt researcher explores why some scientific concepts are so

difficult to grasp >

March 21st, 2002

Hot coffee won't stay hot for long in a Styrofoam cup, a middle school student once told Pitt psychology professor Michelene "Micki" Chi. "The heat in the Styrofoam cup is gonna escape," the student said, "because a Styrofoam cup is not totally sealed because there's like…little holes in it." A wrong, but revealing, explanation. Like […]

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Howland wins 2 more awards >

March 21st, 2002

Pitt head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland has garnered two more honors, the Naismith College Basketball Coach of the Year Award for 2002 and the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award. Howland was named Big East Coach of the Year earlier this month. The Naismith Board of Selectors, a group of basketball coaches, journalists […]

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6 presidential candidates visit Bradford campus >

March 21st, 2002

The committee searching for a new president of Pitt's Bradford campus is inviting six candidates for campus visits. Candidates will meet with University officials, as well as Bradford campus faculty, staff and students. The candidates are: * Thomas F. Armstrong, professor of history and special assistant to the president, Texas Wesleyan University; * Pamela M. […]

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