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Volume 31 Issue 2

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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Assembly supports Nabisco boycott >

September 17th, 1998

By a 32-1 vote (with four abstentions), Faculty Assembly on Sept. 8 approved a two-part resolution supporting a boycott of Nabisco, to protest the company's plan to close its East Liberty bakery. Part one of the resolution urged the University community to lay off the Lorna Doones, ostracize Oreos, banish Bubble Yum and otherwise quit […]

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International Week activities planned >

September 17th, 1998

Think globally, act locally, kick a soccer ball, explore international careers, meet foreign students, watch movies, confront cultural stereotypes, peruse art and photos, eat, drink, dance… Those will be among the options during Pitt's International Week, Sept. 21-26. "We've put together a wide-ranging schedule of events including everything from international entertainment to very practical things […]

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Report details Pitt's economic impact >

September 17th, 1998

Pitt supports nearly 25,000 jobs, generating $647 million in personal income for area residents and $840 million in revenue for the region's businesses, according to a new Pitt-produced report detailing the University's impact on the regional economy. Among the report's findings: * Of the 24,650 jobs supported by Pitt, 8,840 are directly employed by the […]

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President of Ghana to speak here Sept. 24 >

September 17th, 1998

Jerry John Rawlings, president of the Republic of Ghana, will speak Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., as part of Pitt's International Week. The event is free, but audience members must pick up invitations in advance at the William Pitt Union ticket office. Invitations must be presented at […]

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