"'Lothrop Hall"' is a major student dormitory at the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lothrop Hall is located adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Lothrop Avenue near Fifth Avenue, this hill is often referred to as "cardiac hill" due to its steep grade and its accessibility to medical care. The Hall is made up of 14 floors, each of which is segregated by sex. Most rooms in the hall are single occupancy (with sinks), with some double occupancy as well. The dorm houses 676 men and women, in addition to a resident director, a program coordinator, and 15 resident assistants.
There is a lounge on every floor as well as a fitness center, laundry room, student mail center, and e-mail kiosks in the lobby. The Hall also contains the Nursing Living Learning Community of the University of Pittsburgh and is connected via skywalk to the School of Nursing in the Victoria Building and adjoining University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facilities. The Hall is appreciated for its single rooms, many lounges, and the sinks in every room. The Hall is criticized, however, by its residents for a lack of air conditioning and for its distance from most main Pitt facilities (such as the Cathedral of Learning and the Dining Facilities).
Court upholds Internet case as free speech; student's e-mail detailed torture.(Originated from Knight-Ridder Newspapers)
Jan 29, 1997; DETROIT _ Former University of Michigan student Jake Baker wrote on the Internet about raping, torturing and murdering women. But...