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Volume 27 Issue 16

Former chancellor confident Pitt will survive O'Connor resignation >

April 13th, 1995

Like J. Dennis O'Connor, Wesley Posvar was widely viewed as a vigorous young academician and a breath of administrative fresh air when he became Pitt chancellor. Posvar was 42 at the time of his hiring in 1967. O'Connor was 49 when he succeeded Posvar in 1991. Each man arrived at a time of institutional turmoil […]

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O'Connor resignation causes Senate's Tobias to rescind his >

April 13th, 1995

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's resignation has inspired English professor Richard Tobias to withdraw his own resignation from University Senate activities. Tobias, one of the Senate's most respected and longest-serving members, had resigned from Senate business March 31. He cited his frustration at recent Pitt administration decisions to drop HealthAmerica and take no action on an […]

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Bradford leaders honored >

April 13th, 1995

Five leaders in the history of Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) were honored April 6 during a reception hosted by campus President Richard McDowell. As part of the festivities commemorating UPB's past, portraits of the late Donald Swarts, the late J. Bertram Fisher, Robert Bromeley and William Higie also were permanently placed in the president's conference […]

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O'Connor resigns >

April 13th, 1995

Before attending his first Pitt Board of Trustees meeting in summer 1991, then-Chancellor-Elect J. Dennis O'Connor telephoned an administrator here to check on logistics for the visit. "By the way," O'Connor asked, "where do I park my white horse?" In his self-deprecating way, O'Connor was acknowledging the sky-high hopes that many people at Pitt had […]

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Legislators consider tying state appropriation to faculty workload >

April 13th, 1995

HARRISBURG — Should the University's state funding be tied to the number of hours Pitt faculty spend in the classroom? Members of the state House of Representatives appropriations committee said last week that they are considering such a plan as a possible replacement for, or supplement to, Pennsylvania's Tuition Challenge Grants Program. The latter program […]

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Nordenberg, Provost Maher deny interim >

April 13th, 1995

Provost James Maher and law professor Mark Nordenberg this week denied that they are candidates to serve as interim chancellor between the time J. Dennis O'Connor leaves office and whenever the University hires a permanent successor. Both men said that to their knowledge, the Board of Trustees doesn't plan to appoint an interim chancellor. O'Connor, […]

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Grant to fund graduate program in women's health >

April 13th, 1995

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has given Pitt a $100,000 grant to establish a master's and a doctoral level degree program in women's health. The Epidemiology of Women's Health Training Program will be administered through the Department of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in collaboration with faculty at Magee-Womens Hospital. According to […]

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Faculty, staff reactions to news of resignation run the gamut >

April 13th, 1995

In the aftershock of Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's resignation announcement, the University Times interviewed a sampling of the Pitt community for their opinions of O'Connor's decision and his likely legacy as chancellor. * * * Following the April 10 Senate Council meeting, Senate leaders expressed mixed feelings about O'Connor's resignation. In the wake of O'Connor's […]

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