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Volume 27 Issue 14

UPG gets funds for building addition to computer center >

March 16th, 1995

The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has pledged $100,000 toward the construction of a 4,000-square-foot addition to McKenna Hall, the computer center at Pitt's Greensburg campus. When combined with existing areas, the three rooms planned for the addition will provide space for computer instruction, a distance-learning classroom and a multi-media instruction laboratory. The projected cost of […]

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Planning Commission expected to delay vote on Pitt's master plan >

March 16th, 1995

It appears unlikely that the Pittsburgh City Planning Commission will act on Pitt's master space plan this month as expected. At the Planning Com-mission's last meeting on the master space plan Jan. 24, commission Chairperson Thomas Armstrong had expressed hopes of voting on the plan in either late February or early March. Now, though, it […]

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Pitt and professor charged with sexual harassment >

March 16th, 1995

A former University employee and graduate student filed sexual harassment charges March 13 against the University and professor Tony Petrosky, who holds joint appointments in the School of Education's Department of Instruction and Learning, and the English department. In her suit, Lori R. Stilley of Dillsburg, York County, alleges that Petrosky sexually harassed her for […]

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Opposition to single health care provider on campus increases >

March 16th, 1995

As Pitt administrators consider various options for employee health benefits, a growing number of faculty and staff members are saying: Don't give any company a monopoly on health insurance here. University administrators are weighing the merits of several health care options for the fiscal year that begins July 1, including: * Signing a three-year "exclusive […]

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Pitt creates international affairs site on Internet >

March 16th, 1995

Pitt has created a web site on the Internet that organizes information on international affairs in a single location for easy access. The International Affairs Network Web Home Pages is the first and only one-stop gateway to international affairs resources on the Internet. In addition to indexing such information, the site also links the user […]

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Governor's budget has smaller than expected hike for University >

March 16th, 1995

In his first budget address as governor, Tom Ridge on March 7 proposed what he called a "student-based" 3 percent funding increase for higher education in Pennsylvania. But for Pitt and the other state-related and state system universities, increases would be less than 2 percent. And to receive that extra money, schools would have to […]

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English professor's book wins "top 100" honors from Le Monde >

March 16th, 1995

Granted, the French usually got along better with the American Indians than did the other colonial powers. History is full of stories about French traders and trappers who adopted Indian ways. And consider how well the two peoples worked together in 1755, when General Edward Braddock tried to run the French out of a place […]

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