Gwen's Take: Women's Voices - Three Ways To Get Heard - Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

Elsie H. Hillman, Political and Civic Leader - Pittsburgh Quarterly - Spring, 2014

We must fix the city's long-term financial problems - Post-Gazette - February 14, 2010

Elsie letter to the editor on reproductive rights - Post-Gazette - February 19, 2009

A woman's job (Elsie and Jeannie Caliguiri’s op-ed on women legislators to solve budget problem) - Post-Gazette - August 23, 2009

Perspectives: Thank you, Tom Murphy (Elsie’s op-ed piece on Tom Murphy) - Post-Gazette - December 24, 2004

In Rebuttal: Unfounded insults from senators won't help fix the city's fiscal crisis (Op-ed piece by Elsie, Roderick, Rohr and broadhurst rebutting Orie and Wagner) - Post-Gazette - December 5, 2003

Forum: Solving Pittsburgh's fiscal crisis: It's now or never (op-ed piece by Elsie and Roderick on the Pgh financial leadership commission’s finding) - Post-Gazette - October 26, 2003

Forum: The region's No. 1 priority: the Pittsburgh Public Schools (Elsie op-ed piece on Pittsburgh schools) - Post-Gazette - March 4, 2001

Hillman, Thornburgh recall Ford as leader and friend - Post-Gazette - December 28, 2006

1,100 gather at hotel here to salute U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter  (article on Elsie organizing lunch of 1100 for Specter) - Post-Gazette - September 21, 2004

Hillman supporting Hafer bid for governor - Post-Gazette - August 24, 2001

Women urged to run for office - Post-Gazette - January 8, 2006

Text of remarks by Mayor Tom Murphy following passage of city tax reform package by the state (comments on city fiscal crisis thanking Elsie) - Post-Gazette - November 23, 2004

Editorial: City of division / There's talk, but no teamwork, on saving Pittsburgh (P-G editorial on city fiscal crisis and the Hillman/Roderick plan) - Post-Gazette - October 22, 2004

Leaders trying to solve Pittsburgh's budget crisis  (Elsie and the city budget) - Post-Gazette - September 27, 2003

16 city of Pittsburgh pools open today (Save Our Summer ’04) - Post-Gazette - June 16, 2004

Summer Times 2004 (Save our Summer  ’04) - Post-Gazette - May 12, 2004

City pools, rec centers to stay open (Save our Summer  ’04) - Post-Gazette - April 28 2004

Matthew Burger: A voice at the table  (Elsie and PUMP) - Post-Gazette - October 2, 2002

Pittsburgh region struggles to refill melting pot  (Elsie article on immigration) - Post-Gazette -May 14, 2001

Elsie's interests

At a recent meeting of the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, a woman who I thought was interested in just certain facets of life proved to me how wrong I could be in judging people.

Every so often I see a picture of this woman, sometimes with her husband, in Seen, the glamorous society section of the Post-Gazette. I have read about her involvement in many philanthropic causes.

Imagine my surprise when I saw her at an ordinary public school board meeting. My greater surprise was to find her name on the program as a guest speaker, and speak she did -- advising the art of compromise as a means of solving some of the problems of the board.

My immediate thoughts: This woman is not only well-rounded, but she's a woman of all the people: Elsie Hillman, a woman for all seasons.


Embattled city school board to go on a retreat  (Elsie and the public schools)  - Post-Gazette - January 5, 2002

Editorial: Out of school / A get-to-know-you retreat is worth trying (Elsie and public schools) - Post-Gazette - January 11, 2002

Perspectives: We must make the Pittsburgh Public Schools another city champion (Elsie and public schools) - Post-Gazette - April 2, 2001

Murphy forced into school issue (Elsie, Tom Murphy and public schools - Post-Gazette - July 28, 2002

City school board races focus on budget, taxes, closings (Elsie and school board races) - Post-Gazette - May 9, 2001

City school board's refusal to hire math teachers is criticized (Elsie and the public schools) - Post-Gazette - May 14, 2001

Local leaders back city schools panel (Elsie, Tom Murphy, schools) - Post-Gazette - July 17, 2002

After thorny year, foundations roared about Pittsburgh schools (Elsie, schools and foundations) - Post-Gazette - July 11 2002

Mayor to lead study digging into city school district's troubles (Elsie, Tom Murphy and the schools) - Post-Gazette - July 16 2002

Ike Calls For Unity In Crisis (article on the 17,000 at civic arena for Scranton) - Post-Gazette - October 26, 1962