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Volume 30 Issue 5

University to fight discrimination complaint about health benefits >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt still plans to fight a discrimination com plaint by former law school instructor Deborah Henson, despite a University Senate committee's plea that Pitt monies would be better spent on extending employee medical coverage than on legal fees. Henson filed the complaint in January 1996 with the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission, alleging that Pitt violated […]

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Joyce Carol Oates talks about her writing in UPG campus lecture >

October 23rd, 1997

It is a strange phenomenon, one that has puzzled Joyce Carol Oates for years. She thinks it might have something to do with her essay "On Boxing" or maybe photographs of her that have appeared on the dust jackets of her books. For whatever reason, though, among the diminutive author's most fanatical fans are men […]

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Trustees expected to OK early retirement plan for faculty today >

October 23rd, 1997

Eligible Pitt professors would receive payment equal to 1.5 times their annual salaries, up to $125,000, under a faculty early retirement plan that the Board of Trustees is expected to approve this morning, Oct. 23. Tenured faculty members outside the medical school would qualify for the plan: * If they have completed at least 12 […]

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Whose homework is it anyway? Don't make it a power struggle >

October 23rd, 1997

'The dog ate it" is the classic excuse when the issue of missing homework arises on a television sitcom. But in the real world, the excuses teachers and parents most frequently hear from students who fail to do their homework are: "I lost it." "It's stupid." "Nobody is doing it." "I was absent that day." […]

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CAS to discuss possible curriculum reform >

October 23rd, 1997

Amid criticism by some Pitt faculty members and trustees that the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) general education requirements are unfocused and too complex, arts and sciences professors plan to meet Nov. 4 to discuss a process and timetable for reviewing the CAS curriculum. The discussion, part of the agenda for the fall meeting […]

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Civil War monuments provide a glimpse into history >

October 23rd, 1997

Fort Mill, S.C., is the kind of place neighboring Charlotte, N.C. and its National Football League Carolina Panthers probably would like to forget. Even the most savvy public relations machine would find it difficult to put a positive spin on the "faithful slave" monument that stands in the town's park. Erected by the local cotton […]

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Enrollment up, reversing 8-year decline >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's student population is up 1.2 percent over last fall, reversing an eight-year trend of declining enrollment. Enrollment at the Pittsburgh campus and the four regional campuses totaled 31,776 full-time and part-time students this fall, an increase of 381 students. The increase in full-time equivalent (FTE) students was even larger, rising 2.2 percent from 26,800 […]

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JAZZ SEMINAR >

October 23rd, 1997

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will mark its 27th year Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 with an all-star jazz line-up and the traditional on-campus seminars, brown bag lunches and an outreach program. Performers will include, at left, pianist Patrice Rushen and, at right, saxophonist Ernie Watts. Other performers include: saxophonist and director of Pitt's […]

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