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Volume 28 Issue 5

Jazz Seminar turns 25 >

October 26th, 1995

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with an expanded line-up of jazz greats, a commemorative photo book and the recording of the concert on compact disc. Performers for the Oct. 30 – Nov. 4 events include James Moody, Grover Washington Jr. and Pitt jazz studies program director Nathan […]

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Pornography & 1st Amendment debate set >

October 26th, 1995

Pitt will host the first-ever debate between Catherine MacKinnon and Nat Hentoff, two of America's foremost authorities on pornography and the First Amendment, on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Teplitz Moot Courtroom in the law school. The debate is jointly sponsored by the law school and the First Freedoms Fund of Western Pennsylvania, […]

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Assistant law dean appointed >

October 26th, 1995

Jan Miller, former deputy director of Pitt's Mid-Atlantic Technology Applications Center, has been named assistant dean for administration in the School of Law. She succeeds Charles Schardong, who retired in December. In her new position, Miller will help guide the law school's strategic planning and budgeting operations. She will oversee the implementation of information technologies, […]

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To unionize or not to unionize? >

October 26th, 1995

Union — yes? Or no? For the third time in two decades, Pitt faculty will have to answer that question if the United Faculty (UF) files for a collective bargaining election here. UF leaders announced last week that they have collected signatures of support from 30 percent of eligible Pitt faculty, enough to petition the […]

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Pro union >

October 26th, 1995

Under unionization, decisions about faculty salaries and fringe benefits would be made through negotiations between faculty, administrators and trustees — "and not determined unilaterally by the administration and trustees after going through the motions of consultation," Mark Ginsburg said. He noted the administration's decision in March to eliminate HealthAmerica. "This decision, furthermore, came in the […]

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Anti union >

October 26th, 1995

Gerald Massey began his presentation by denouncing the University's administration in far harsher terms than UF leaders did. "Pitt has developed an administrative culture conducive to arrogance, at ease with mediocrity, and tolerant of incompetence," he said. "Mediocrity and incompetence are so prevalent, and so blithely accepted, that one has to spend much of the […]

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Staff representatives from all five campuses meet to discuss avenues for cooperation >

October 26th, 1995

Staff representatives from Pitt's four regional campuses could gain seats on the Pittsburgh campus's Staff Association Council (SAC). SAC bylaws will need to be rewritten before such a move can occur, but support for it was strong at an Oct. 19 introductory gathering of staff members from the five campuses. Called by Pittsburgh SAC President […]

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