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Volume 33 Issue 18

Ballot initiatives: The wrong way to create laws, columnist insists >

May 17th, 2001

Unquestionably, there is distrust and cynicism toward the U.S. system of representative government, according to a prominent national political pundit. But the most popular "solution" to this problem is moving the country in the wrong direction, away from its founding principles and potentially into a system of unjust laws. "The widespread preference for writing laws […]

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Broder discusses changes in journalism >

May 17th, 2001

Washington Post correspondent David Broder said his newspaper is pumping $40 million-$50 million a year into its web site (and losing about half of that money) in the hope of luring and retaining readers in the digital age. The site averages 1 million hits daily, so the gamble is paying off in terms of readership, […]

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Electrical outage affects 20 buildings >

May 17th, 2001

An electrical equipment failure May 11 at the Posvar Hall main circuitry vault caused much of the lower Pittsburgh campus to lose power between 3 and 9 p.m., according to the Office of Facilities Management. The following buildings were affected by the temporary outage: Posvar Hall, the Law Building, Mervis Hall, William Pitt Union, Litchfield […]

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Pitt chosen to participate in Beckman Scholars Program >

May 17th, 2001

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Pitt for its Beckman Scholars Program, which supports undergraduate research in biochemistry, chemistry, and biological and medical sciences. Pitt's first two Beckman Scholars, both molecular biology majors, were chosen earlier this month: junior Robert J. Lee and senior William H. McCoy IV. Lee will work with Jeffrey […]

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UPB starts environmental studies major >

May 17th, 2001

This fall the Bradford campus will launch a major in environmental studies, which will offer students an interdisciplinary course of study to prepare them for careers related to the environment. Students in the major will take courses in a variety of academic disciplines to ready them for careers in business, industry, education, communications, politics, resource […]

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Electronic archive makes debut >

May 17th, 2001

A new electronic archive is in place at Pitt that allows philosophy of science scholars to post their new works on-line for immediate review by colleagues. The free PhilSci Archive is the first of its kind in the field of philosophy of science. A collaboration by the University Library System (ULS), Pitt's Center for Philosophy […]

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