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Volume 35 Issue 21

Pitt's signature building may be getting a good scrubbing >

June 26th, 2003

Pitt’s signature building may be getting a good scrubbing. With 65-plus years of accumulated Pittsburgh soot coloring its mammoth exterior, the Cathedral of Learning is ripe for a bath, and University officials are looking into creating a special fund-raising project to raise money for its cleaning. According to Albert Novak Jr., interim vice chancellor for […]

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New jobs and additional contributions to city coffers will result from Pitt construction projects >

June 26th, 2003

Two of Pitt’s more ambitious construction projects — the Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST 3) to be built on Fifth Avenue between Darragh and Lothrop streets, and the nine-story student housing building planned for the site previously occupied by Pennsylvania Hall — together will create 980 construction jobs and another 365 off-site jobs, Pitt Executive Vice […]

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A deadline looms to continue the ride-for-free service on public transportation >

June 26th, 2003

A deadline is looming to continue the ride-for-free service on public transportation for Pittsburgh campus employees and students with valid I.D. cards. The agreement between Pitt and the Port Authority of Allegheny County will expire July 31 if the two sides do not agree on re-negotiated fees, a Port Authority spokesperson said. Two years ago, […]

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Approval granted for construction of a Finnish Nationality Room >

June 26th, 2003

Approval was granted this week for the construction of a Finnish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning, currently home to 26 completed Nationality Classrooms. The Finnish Nationality Room committee will raise funds for the project, estimated to cost $250,000. The original Nationality Rooms are located on the Cathedral’s first floor, and the more recently […]

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OBITUARY: Mark Francis McKiel >

June 26th, 2003

Institutional Advancement (IA) staff member Mark Francis McKiel died June 8, 2003, of blunt force trauma from a motorcycle accident in Conemaugh Township. He was 41. McKiel had been on the staff at IA since December 1998, starting as a student caller for Pitt Telefund. In October 1999, he began working full time as a […]

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OBITUARY: Earle N. Hewitt III >

June 26th, 2003

Like most of the equipment he created for Pitt’s engineering school, Earle N. Hewitt III was one of a kind. “Earle specialized in making sophisticated equipment for experiments dealing with oxidation of metals and alloys,” said Frederick S. Pettit, a professor in the materials science and engineering department, where Hewitt was a research specialist for […]

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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy elected to chair Pitt’s Board of Trustees >

June 26th, 2003

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy, elected June 19 to chair Pitt’s Board of Trustees, said he thought long and hard before allowing himself to be nominated for the position. “I had to be sure that I would have the time to do the job properly,” Cappy told his fellow trustees after they […]

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