Mark Nordenberg’s cell phone lights up. He smiles to see a call from Herb Douglas, the oldest living African-​American Olympic medalist and a University of Pittsburgh alum. Douglas hails from Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood, where some community advocates raise questions about how residents will fare amidst the mammoth Hazelwood Green development project currently under…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2019
  • Sub Heading Since stepping down as Pitt’s chancellor, Mark Nordenberg is hard at work creating collaborations to solve critical regional problems.
Five regional leaders address key elements and lessons of what it means to lead.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
On July 1, Macon Paine Finley will become head of the Ellis School. She comes to Pittsburgh from St. Louis, where she has been assistant head of school at the John Burroughs School since 2012. Her appointment comes on the heels of celebrating The Ellis School’s 100th anniversary. Before joining Burroughs in 2000,…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
In May of 2013, Renny Clark and I arrived at the Hillman residence at 11 a.m. Our mission was to propose the creation of a forum for student civic engagement at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics and hopefully the seed of an endowment to support the forum’s work.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The five scariest words Henry Hillman ever heard, and the creation of a living legacy at Pitt for Elsie Hillman
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