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Volume 40 Issue 1

Pitt students “at a glance” >

August 30th, 2007

U.S. News and World Report’s 2008 “best colleges” edition also features “your school at a glance” quick facts, including a breakdown of the undergraduate student body. Among the 17,246 undergraduates enrolled at the Pittsburgh campus in fall 2006, 85 percent of students, exclusive of international students, came from Pennsylvania; 89 percent of students were full […]

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Obituary: William Ragan Stanton >

August 30th, 2007

William Ragan Stanton, emeritus professor of history, died July 29, 2007. He was 82. Stanton, a native of Belton, Texas, was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned a degree in history. He earned his master’s and PhD degrees in American civilization at Brown University, publishing his thesis, “The Leopard’s […]

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Complaints about U.S. News rankings grow >

August 30th, 2007

Like swallows flying to Capistrano each March, every August officials at higher education institutions scramble to trumpet — or to downplay — their standing in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings. University administrators recognize the inevitable popularity of the annual rankings among college-shopping students and their parents — the college guide […]

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Making Pitt Work: Ellen York >

August 30th, 2007

Behind the scenes at Pitt, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data entry specialists, costume designers to biosafety officers, photographers to accountants, staff at Pitt perform tasks great and small, year-in and year-out, for the greater good of […]

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Life in the slow lane (sort of) for UPG safety director >

August 30th, 2007

Homicide, arson and robbery are pretty much just memories for Tom Horan, director of Safety and Security at Pitt’s Greensburg campus. “The pace is a little slower here,” he admitted. Horan formerly was a police officer in Rostraver Township then a detective at the Westmoreland County Detective Bureau, where he investigated all types of criminal […]

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UPG safety director takes busman's holiday >

August 30th, 2007

According to an old saw, a mail carrier always takes a long walk on a day off. So, what does Tom Horan, director of Safety and Security at the Greensburg campus, do on his days off? He teaches police officer candidates at the state Police Academy and trains those who teach mandatory police continuing education […]

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ULS sessions focus on info literacy >

August 30th, 2007

At one time, library research consisted of searching through a limited few choices: newspapers, magazines and reference books. That’s no longer the case, with e-books, podcasts and blogs joining a growing list of online choices for today’s information seekers. As the choices grow, the need to navigate effectively becomes increasingly critical, especially in academic research. […]

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Pitt info requested in student loan probe >

August 30th, 2007

The New York State Attorney General’s office continues to broaden its review of the relationships between universities and their vendors, requesting or subpoenaing information from schools, student loan firms and study abroad providers. Student loans Pitt is among 40 schools that received information requests or subpoenas as part of a widening investigation into the relationship […]

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What's New? – People >

August 30th, 2007

The hustle and bustle that marks the beginning of each academic year is here again. But the Pitt community has not slept through the summer months, which saw everything from the cleaning of the Cathedral of Learning to the establishment of new academic programs to the hiring of employees. The University Times asked deans and […]

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