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Pitt disability lawsuit settled by mediator

Daniel Hinkson, the program director of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health in the Department of Infectious Diseases, filed a civil complaint against the University for allegedly discriminating against him on the basis of disability.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 17, 2020

Daniel Hinkson filed a civil complaint on Dec. 9, 2019, against Pitt in federal court for allegedly firing him based on a disability.

Chancellor recommends renaming Parran Hall

Pitt's public health building, Parran Hall, is named after Thomas Parran, a controversial Surgeon General of the United States (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Christian Snyder and Grant Burgman | The Pitt News Staff

June 25, 2018

The months-long campaign to rename Parran Hall, the primary home of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, reached a turning point Monday when Chancellor Patrick Gallagher issued a recommendation to University trustees that the building be renamed in light of Thomas Parran’s controversial record...

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