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Volume 41 Issue 3

CL lighting up for festival >

September 25th, 2008

The Cathedral of Learning and Stephen Foster Memorial will become colorful lighted sculptures next month as part of the Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights. Two different designs will transform the buildings during the month-long festival. With six area buildings featuring artistic lighting installations and 15 others enhancing their existing lighting, the Pittsburgh festival is being […]

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Pitt prof apologizes for behavior at debate >

September 25th, 2008

In the aftermath of a shouting match between coaches at a national debate tournament that drew international attention online, Pitt has announced that communication professor Shanara Reid-Brinkley, director of the University’s debate team, will not act as a debate tournament coach or travel with competitive debate teams this academic year. In addition, Pitt will not […]

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SAC vote on term limits postponed >

September 25th, 2008

A lack of a quorum at the Sept. 17 Staff Association Council meeting prevented a vote on a proposal to eliminate term limits for SAC officers. Action by the full membership was tabled until SAC’s Oct. 15 meeting. SAC bylaws require a quorum of three-fifths of the group’s full members for votes or official action […]

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French ambassador discusses EU >

September 25th, 2008

French ambassador to the United States Pierre Vimont visited Pitt Sept. 15, speaking to a packed house in the William Pitt Union lower lounge. In his public address, sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence, Vimont discussed the positives and negatives of the European Union, the 27-member economic union that he had served as […]

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United Way drive begins Oct. 16 >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt hopes to raise $630,000 in this year’s United Way campaign, which runs Oct. 16-Nov. 26. Last year, the University collected $602,625, surpassing its $600,000 goal. Faculty and staff pledged $565,412; retirees contributed $29,155, and special events brought in $8,058. There was an increase of 9 percent over the 2006 total ($554,726), an increase of […]

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