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Michaels dismissed from Pitt after child pornography possession charges

Edward Michaels (Photo Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh)

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2017

Edward Michaels has been dismissed from Pitt, according to a University spokesperson, after he was charged with possessing child pornography on May 24. Michaels is the former director of Pitt’s counseling center, a position he held since June 2015. Immediately following his arrest, Pitt placed Mi...

Editorial: New UHC dean has opportunity to refocus college

The University Honors College is housed on the 35th and 36th floors of the Cathedral of Learning. (TPN File Photo)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 7, 2017

If it weren’t on the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, you might be able to hear the crickets from outside in the University Honors College lounge. But it wasn’t always this way. Founded in 1987 by Dean Alec Stewart, the UHC once was a place where true intellectualism fostered, a place where students with or without pre-professional majors could come debate, disc...

Pitt hires Rob A. Rutenbar as first senior vice chancellor for research

Rob Rutenbar will begin as senior vice chancellor for research starting in July. Photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

By Ashwini Sivaganesh and John Hamilton / The Pitt News Staff

April 11, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh hired The University of Pittsburgh hired Rob A. Rutenbar Monday as the first senior vice chancellor for research, a new position that will oversee and integrate research at Pitt. The search for the job began in October 2016, when Pitt held four town halls to get input on hiring for...

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