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  8. Declaration of Freedom
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    SempleFest
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  38. A Call for Compassion
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  44. The Shame of a University
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  48. Shadow on the Lawn
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  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  81. Decimation of an Urban Community
  82. Syndicate
  83. 18 Questions
  84. Dishonest Public Position
 

University of Pittsburgh
Greed, Litter & Trash
A YouTube Documentary

Please share the seven-minute documentary with your Social Media Network

Would you want a university to impact your community the way that the University of Pittsburgh has impacted Oakland? Would you want university administrators to take ownership of 90 buildings in your community, build 8,000 dormitory beds, increase enrollment to 27,000 students, persuade state authorities to invoke eminent domain thus evicting you and your neighbors from your homes so that university buildings could be erected, give your residential organizations a paltry $23,000 a year in direct funding, and then have them tell you to start a Neighborhood Improvement District to resolve your problems such as litter, trash and binge drinking? These are just a few questions that should be asked of any Pitt administrator, staff or faculty member who claims that Pitt has benefitted the community of Oakland.

Excerpts from Link 51

The time has come for new leadership at the University of Pittsburgh and the end of the University’s never-ending expansion in Oakland.

There is a fundamental principle in life, which says that the means to an end are more important than the end itself. The educational and medical fields play an important role in job growth and sustaining our local economy. However, did Dr. Thomas Starzl, a pioneer in liver transplants, as well as other doctors and researchers at the University, need to witness the near destruction of the culture and heritage of the community in order for them to accomplish their innovative work? Certainly not!

Martin Luther King Jr. once remarked: “Segregation is the burden of black people and the shame of America.” I would like to apply that to the current situation by saying, “Never-ending expansion is the burden of Oakland residents and the shame of the University of Pittsburgh.”

Step Down Sooner, Nordenberg

The following letter to the editor appeared in the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 7, 2013

For the past several years, our grassroots movement has called for the resignation of Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. We sought Mr. Nordenberg's resignation when we experienced his indifference to the pain and suffering of Oakland's longtime residents and his lack of compassion and commitment to ending that misery.

In October 2012 during the One World Summit convention, we held signs on Sixth Street Downtown and in front of the Cathedral of Learning that called for the chancellor's resignation. In December 2012, the same sentiment was expressed in the "Time for New Leadership" message that was placed in the University Times publication, and in public comments before Pittsburgh City Council. We again expressed that sentiment in April of this year with "Nordenberg Must Resign" messages in The Pitt News, in public comments made to members of the city council and in a letter to the editor in this newspaper.

While others may praise the chancellor for his resignation, our hope is that the chancellor will move his retirement date forward one year from Aug. 1, 2014, to Aug. 1, 2013. The community of Oakland, which is severely impacted by the university's presence, must have a voice in the selection of the new chancellor. That new chancellor should bring forth a new consciousness, which adheres to the belief that human dignity must be the highest priority of a university.

Carlino Giampolo
Founder, SOUL (South Oakland Urban Litter)
Oakland

 

[HOME]

  1. Introduction
  2. Open Letter to the Board of Trustees
  3. University's Response to Open Letter
  4. Response to University
  5. YouTube Documentary
  6. Preuniversity Settlers
  7. Oakland Bill of Rights
  8. Declaration of Freedom
  9. Problems
  10. Solutions
  11. Actions
  12. UPMC
  13. PITT
    SempleFest
  14. Jul. '09
  15. Aug. '09
  16. Sept. '09
  17. Oct. '09
  18. Origin of SOUL
  19. WPXI - Group talks trash
  20. National Disgrace
  21. Gratitude
  22. Support Letters
  23. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  24. Pittsburgh City Paper
  25. Media - Broken Trust?
  26. Feb. '10
  27. Jun. '10
  28. Done Deal?
  29. Mayor's Reply
  30. Pitt Fireworks
  31. Pitt Fireworks
  32. Pitt Fireworks
  33. Aug. '10
  34. Sep. '10
  35. Letter to Legislators
  36. Letter to Chancellor
  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  38. A Call for Compassion
  39. WPXI Coverage
  40. Human Dignity
  41. Letter to the Editor
  42. SempleFest
  43. Request for Apology
  44. The Shame of a University
  45. Firebombs Must End
  46. Call To Action
  47. Fireworks Press Release
  48. Shadow on the Lawn
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article
  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  81. Decimation of an Urban Community
  82. Syndicate
  83. 18 Questions
  84. Dishonest Public Position
 

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