Campus News in Brief

Student health update

Women between the ages of nine and 26 who are covered by Highmark student health insurance may now receive the vaccine Gardasil at no charge. Gardasil protects against two of the four types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer. The vaccine is administered in a series of three injections over six months.

Highmark will cover the cost of the vaccination, but generally there is a co-payment required for the office visit.

Health Services does not charge for the office visit, so covered women receiving the vaccine will not incur out-of-pocket expenses.
Students who have received the Gardasil vaccine at Health Services since January 1 are eligible for a refund from Highmark. Health Services will bill Highmark for the cost of the vaccine.

Students who wish to receive the vaccine should consult health services.

Health Services will also hold a free skin cancer screening clinic on Tuesday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The screening is free of charge for all Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and students. To schedule an exam, call x8-2157 and press 2.

Margaret Morrison and Frew Streets closed this week due to repaving

On Tuesday, Margaret Morrison Street will be closed for repaving from Forbes to Tech Street. Cars parked on Margaret Morrison must be moved by 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. After that time, all remaining cars will be towed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be present to direct traffic.

On Sunday May 13, Frew Street will be closed due to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to benefit women with breast cancer. That day, parking will be prohibited on the following streets: Forbes Avenue between Schenley and Albemarle; Albemarle Avenue; Squirrel Hill Avenue between Albemarle and Northumberland Street; Northumberland Street between Squirrel Hill Avenue and Wightman Street; Wightman Street between Northumberland and Bartlett Streets; Bartlett Street between Wightman Street and Serpentine Drive; Beacon Street between Hobart and Murdoch Streets; and Murdoch Street between Beacon and Bartlett Streets.

In addition, within Schenley Park, parking is prohibited on Schenley Drive, Curto Drive, Circuit Drive, Overlook Road, and Frew Street between Tech Street and Curto Drive.

Cars parked on any of those streets must be moved by 4 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, May 13. After that time, all remaining cars will be towed.

For more information, students should call the Susan G. Komen Pitts-burgh affiliate office at (412) 521-CURE.