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Volume 31 Issue 2

A Day of Caring >

September 17th, 1998

Nearly 300 Pitt faculty and staff took part in this year's United Way Day of Caring Sept. 9. Steve Zupcic, Pitt's Day of Caring coordinator, has seen a big transition in the annual day when Pitt volunteers give of their time and energy. "In the past, virtually all of our Day of Caring projects were […]

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Gay Talese to open English dept. new contemporary writers series >

September 17th, 1998

Gay Talese — best-selling author, founding father of the New Journalism, and noted clothes-horse — will be the first guest at Pitt's new Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Sept. 21 at 8:15 p.m. in 120 David Lawrence Hall. Talese is the author of "The Kingdom and the Power" (a history of his former employer, The New […]

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SIS receives $25,000 grant >

September 17th, 1998

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) has received a $25,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support a discussion of issues crucial to educating archivists for the 21st century. The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry by supporting libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources transmitting […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT How Pitt handles cases of "He said — She said" >

September 17th, 1998

In the movie "Horse Feathers," Groucho Marx, playing Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, is annoyed at the behavior of Chico and Harpo Marx, portraying students in his classroom. Groucho says to an attractive female student in the front row: "You, stay after class." She replies, "But, Professor, I didn't do anything." Groucho, with trademark bobbing eyebrows, […]

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University plans to ask state for 4% hike in FY2000 appropriation >

September 17th, 1998

Tuition increases would not exceed 4 percent next fall (the same percentage as this year's hike), under a fiscal year 2000 funding request that Pitt plans to submit to the state Department of Education tomorrow, Sept. 18. The pool of money for staff and faculty salaries likewise would increase by 4 percent, effective in July […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY >

September 17th, 1998

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY (effective June 23, 1997) The University of Pittsburgh is committed to the maintenance of a community free from all forms of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment violates University policy as well as federal, state and local laws. It is neither permitted nor condoned. The coverage of this policy extends to all faculty, researchers, […]

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Student housing gets preliminary OK >

September 17th, 1998

In a preliminary tally, Pittsburgh City Council voted 9-0 yesterday in favor of the University's request for a conditional use exemption to the Pittsburgh Housing Code. Pitt is seeking permission to construct three 4-story apartment buildings for undergraduate student housing where Sennott Street joins Oakland Avenue and South Bouquet Street. The final city council vote […]

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100 years young >

September 17th, 1998

A ragtime band, carriage rides and yesteryear photography displays will highlight a day-long birthday party Oct. 1 for the 100-year-old Hotel Schenley, now Pitt's William Pitt Union (WPU). A turn-back-the-clock theme will help recreate the ambiance of the late-19th century, as bellhops, costumed strollers and a barbershop quartet appear throughout the day, topped off with […]

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