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Volume 29 Issue 18

DDOO-DAH! Stephen Foster's biographer confronts racism found in local composer's songs >

May 15th, 1997

When a Pitt politi- cal science pro- fessor recently needed an expert on Nicaragua to speak to his class, he turned for help to a colleague from Texas. The colleague lectured and fielded questions from the Pitt students — without leaving Texas, thanks to the increasingly popular technology of two-way interactive television (ITV). A growing […]

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Interest in distant education options at Pitt is increasing >

May 15th, 1997

When a Pitt political science professor recently needed an expert on Nicaragua to speak to his class, he turned for help to a colleague from Texas. The colleague lectured and fielded questions from the Pitt students — without leaving Texas, thanks to the increasingly popular technology of two-way interactive television (ITV). A growing number of […]

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Assembly provides variety of information to staff >

May 15th, 1997

The theme of Staff Association Council's (SAC) spring assembly May 8 was "Applications for the Well-rounded Employee." During the two-hour program in the William Pitt Union, speakers offered tips on parking, bus service, vanpools, carpools, stress and responsibility. Speakers included John Wilds, director of the Office of Governmental Relations; Rich Geiger and Kathy Miller, Department […]

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SAC reports membership for 1997-98 >

May 15th, 1997

Staff Association Council (SAC) announced its membership for the coming year at its meeting yesterday, May 14. Since the number of nominees and vacant seats were the same, there was no membership election. Because there were not enough SAC members present at yesterday's meeting to form a quorum, members will be asked to approve the […]

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Blatt endowment is goal >

May 15th, 1997

Pitt's Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program are working to create the Genevieve Blatt Award for Summer Study Abroad, an endowment scholarship to be given annually in Blatt's memory to a graduate woman majoring in political science or law. A 1938 Pitt law school graduate and a Commonwealth Court judge, Blatt was a pioneer for […]

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University Senate committee to look into future of tenure at Pitt >

May 15th, 1997

Gordon MacLeod said he plans to form a new University Senate committee to study the future of tenure at Pitt and the plight of non-tenure stream faculty here, after he becomes Senate president in July. Current Senate president Keith McDuffie had pledged to appoint such a committee following a discussion of tenure issues at the […]

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Van service, parking options expanded >

May 15th, 1997

The Department of Parking and Transportation has announced several changes in parking and shuttle bus/van service for the summer months. Changes include improvements to commuter vans, new van service to the Monongahela Valley and Greyhound Bus Station, and an expanded parking program. In order to make the University's van fleet more comfortable for riders, Parking […]

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State approves 3 percent hike in University's appropriation >

May 15th, 1997

On April 8, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg took part in a historic series of meetings in Harrisburg. On one side of the table (rhetorically speaking) were the chancellors and presidents of Pitt and Pennsylvania's three other state-related universities, the state-owned universities and community colleges. On the other side were 30 of the state's most powerful legislators, […]

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