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Volume 28 Issue 18

Assembly approves policy on faculty-student relationships, but with two amendments >

May 9th, 1996

A proposed policy that would restrict con- sensual sexual relationships between Pitt faculty and students has won conditional support from a key faculty group. At its May 7 meeting, Faculty Assembly voted 18-3 to endorse the policy, but with two amendments. According to the Assembly, the policy should be rewritten to: * Prohibit faculty from […]

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Compromise on Burger King site = park + parking >

May 9th, 1996

Approximately 16 metered parking spaces are being added to plans for the former Burger King/Pitt Tavern site along Fifth Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Bouquet Street. In January, the University announced plans to turn the entire site into a mini-park while considering future development possibilities that could include student housing. According to Associate Vice Chancellor […]

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Media watch group founder tackles "Limbecility" >

May 9th, 1996

Did you know the press ignored the Contract with America during the 1994 elections? That the Earth's ozone layer has been depleted by volcanic eruptions and not greenhouse gases? That not one person was indicted by Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh? And that the media never let it be known that Capt. Scott O'Grady credited […]

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Pitt hosts technology summit >

May 9th, 1996

Pitt hosted the first of four national Ernest L. Boyer Technology Summits for Educators April 29 in the Hilton Hotel, Downtown. Co-sponsored by Pitt, Carnegie Mellon University, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, WQED and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the two-day summit was expected to draw some 200 educators. Among the featured […]

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COMMENCEMENT 1996 >

May 9th, 1996

Thousands of students were transformed into alumni April 28 at the University's annual commencement ceremony. Despite the lure of a Pittsburgh Penguins playoff game on television and an unusually warm spring day, students and their families nearly filled the Civic Arena, Downtown, for the event. Sheldon Hackney, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities […]

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Katz, GSPIA dean finalists chosen >

May 9th, 1996

Search committees for new deans of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) have submitted names of finalists to Provost James Maher. The four business dean finalists are: James B. Dworkin, associate dean of Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management; Robert Forsythe, associate dean for […]

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