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Scott Stern discusses American Plan legacy

Pittsburgh native Scott Stern discusses the history of the government-funded “American Plan” program in the Pitt Public Health building Thursday evening.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

On Thursday evening, Scott Stern, a Pittsburgh native and author of “The Trials of Nina McCall,” discussed the American Plan in connection with Thomas Parran.

Board of Trustees unanimously votes to rename Parran Hall

The plaque outside of Parran Hall was removed after the University announced its decision to rename the building for the Graduate School of Public Health. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Christian Snyder and Janine Faust | The Pitt News Staff

July 11, 2018

After a long campaign of ballots, petitions, special committees and a recommendation from the chancellor, the main building for Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health will no longer be named after Thomas Parran Jr., a former Pitt dean who presided over the infamous and racist Tuskegee and Guatema...

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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