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Volume 34 Issue 20

SAC president objects to computer fee hike for staff >

June 13th, 2002

The president of the Staff Association Council (SAC) is protesting a proposed steep increase in a fee charged to staff who take classes at Pitt. Currently, all part-time students, including staff, are charged $30 per term for a computer usage fee. Under a recommendation passed by a Board of Trustees committee last month, the fee […]

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There's no place like home for a pair of peregrine falcons >

June 13th, 2002

Bird lovers, grab your binoculars and head on over to the Cathedral of Learning. There is a new bird family in town and they're nesting high atop the Cathedral of Learning. Outside the Cathedral's 40th floor reside several of the newest members of the University community, four peregrine falcon chicks. Although the parent falcons have […]

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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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