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Volume 31 Issue 1

Pitt placed 48th in U.S. News rankings >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt was ranked 48th among the nation's 147 public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual America's best colleges issue, announced Aug. 21. In the ranking of national universities, 228 in all, Pitt finished in the second tier, numbers 51-117, which the magazine lists alphabetically. The magazine defines national universities (as opposed to […]

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Grad student's death ruled suicide >

September 3rd, 1998

Incoming Pitt graduate student Joachim Futterer, 26, was found dead in the plaza of Litchfield Towers Aug. 22, 1998. The Allegheny County coroner's office concluded that Futterer died as the result of blunt force injuries from a fall and ruled the death a suicide. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Office of […]

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Faculty to discuss UPP draft documents >

September 3rd, 1998

At a School of Medicine meeting scheduled for Sept. 9, faculty will be asked to vote thumbs-up or -down on the current (and all-but-final) drafts of two key documents related to the new University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) unified practice plan: the UPP bylaws and an employment agreement for new hires. What difference will it […]

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Custodians, groundskeepers sign contract, 1st in almost three years >

September 3rd, 1998

A contract between the University and union groundskeepers, custodians and other service workers was approved by union membership Aug. 25, ending a nearly three-year stalemate. According to Ken Service, Public Affairs spokesperson, the University is expected to sign the agreement soon. "We have an agreement with the union. Right now, we're just cleaning up the […]

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Dorm proposal faces one more City Council hearing Sept. 10 >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt's proposal to build three 4-story apartment buildings in South Oakland faces one more public hearing — this one before Pittsburgh City Council Sept. 10. If City Council approves the project, Pitt plans to house 192 students, beginning in September 1999, in garden-style apartments to be built on University-owned land between South Bouquet Street and […]

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GSPH turns 50 >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt faculty, staff, administrators and students celebrated the Graduate School of Public Health's golden anniversary Sept. 1 with a party on the school's lawn and the unveiling of a commemorative banner. The event kicks off a year-long celebration to honor individuals who excelled in and changed the face of public health, as well as to […]

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Pitt open house Sept. 12 >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt will hold an open house on Saturday, Sept. 12, for anyone interested in hearing about its 10-year building plan. The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commons Room, Cathedral of Learning. Representatives from Housing, Athletics, Facilities Management, Parking and Transportation, Public Safety and Community Relations will participate. […]

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Ballots distributed to faculty on proposed Senate changes >

September 3rd, 1998

University Senate members have until Sept. 22 to vote on a proposal to ensure that each Pitt school, campus and library system is directly represented on the two main Senate groups: Faculty Assembly and Senate Council. Currently, Assembly and Council members are elected from four academic areas — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the […]

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