In recent years, it has been difficult to imagine the Highland Building as a “great success as the modern office building,” as proclaimed in a 1910 newspaper ad. The property on South Highland Avenue facing East Liberty Presbyterian Church hasn’t been occupied for a generation. Twenty-​five years of neglect have seen a veritable…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading The Highland Building and D.H. Burnham’s enduring influence
In June I bowed to the demands of my three college-​aged children and got the whole family smart phones. As I waited in line at the AT&T store, a guy behind me suggested I should get the “Siri” iPhone. “You can ask it anything, and it answers,” he said. Perhaps I should do…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
Opening the lecture series named in his honor, Community College of Allegheny County graduate Robert Mill described labor-​management relations in western Pennsylvania as “a regional asset, as much as the zoo and the ball parks. We are the first out of the recession because our community relationships are so exquisite.“

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading Management and labor leaders call for more training to prepare for the new “industrial renaissance“
The headline is the same across the nation, and it describes a seemingly inexorable vise that is tightening on colleges and universities. They are attacked for being too expensive and their relevance is questioned as students graduate with higher debt and lower prospects in a tight economy.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading The region’s higher education leaders address their greatest challenges and offer solutions
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