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Volume 34 Issue 20

Building, renovation projects okayed >

June 13th, 2002

Pitt trustees have approved more than $30 million worth of building and renovation projects at the Pittsburgh, Bradford and Johnstown campuses, along with three lease arrangements. The trustees' property and facilities committee — which is authorized to approve building projects of more than $1 million and oversee property transactions in excess of $500,000 — gave […]

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2002 Affirmative Action Award >

June 13th, 2002

The University-Community Career Development Partnership (UCCDP) project, administered through Pitt’s School of Social Work, has received the 2002 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The project helps participants to bridge the gap from welfare to employment. Since UCCDP’s founding in 1991, the project’s graduates (nearly all minority women) have been hired in at least 15 Pitt or […]

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Oakland street paving planned >

June 13th, 2002

Nine streets in Oakland are expected to be re-paved this summer. But construction of an underground pedestrian tunnel that would affect traffic on Fifth Avenue for six-eight weeks has been delayed until summer 2003, according to the city's Department of Public Works. The tunnel will connect the UPMC medical campus north of Fifth Avenue at […]

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Due to state uncertainty, board postpones action on Pitt budget >

June 13th, 2002

With Pennsylvania lawmakers potentially still weeks away from approving a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Pitt trustees have postponed meeting to approve the University's own budget. The trustees' budget committee had been scheduled to meet today (June 13) to endorse a fiscal year 2003 Pitt budget for consideration at next […]

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Obituary: James Steele Gow Jr. >

June 13th, 2002

James Steele Gow Jr. Former Pitt administrator James Steele Gow Jr. of Allison Park died June 6, 2002, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 83. Gow was a graduate of Shadyside Academy. He earned a B.A. in political science from Williams College in 1941 and a Ph.D. in political science from Pitt in […]

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Students' use of 'The Pete' to determine non-student access >

June 13th, 2002

Whether access to recreation facilities at the Petersen Events Center will remain restricted to students — or whether faculty and staff will be allowed to exercise there, too — will depend on student usage during the center's first months of operation, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said this week. In responding to Faculty Assembly's recent request that […]

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Faculty Assembly may press for answer about same-sex benefits >

June 13th, 2002

Does Chancellor Mark Nordenberg favor or oppose extending Pitt health benefits to employees' same-sex domestic partners? How, and when, will his administration proceed on the same-sex benefits issue? Faculty Assembly will press Nordenberg to answer these questions next fall, if the chairperson of the University Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee has his way. Richard Tobias announced […]

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Richard McDowell: Pitt-Bradford's 'hometown boy' president looks back on his 29-year

tenure >

June 13th, 2002

In 1973, at age 29, Richard E. McDowell took over the reins at Pitt's Bradford campus, becoming only the second president in the institution's nearly 40-year history. Now, 29 years later, McDowell is stepping down to return to teaching part time at Bradford, and to raise grant money and expand the projects of the college's […]

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Chancellor defends Pitt's response to Hillel graffiti >

June 13th, 2002

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg this week denied accusations that his administration responded apathetically to anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on the Hillel Jewish University Center several weeks ago. At Faculty Assembly on June 4, Richard Tobias — chairperson of the University Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee — called the Pitt administration's response "bland," contrasting it unfavorably with Carnegie Mellon […]

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