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Volume 34 Issue 21

Port Authority expected to ask Pitt for 25% hike >

June 27th, 2002

Port Authority of Allegheny County is expected to ask Pitt to pay 25 percent more for its ride-for-free service for Pittsburgh campus employees and students. According to Bob Grove, assistant director of media relations for the Port Authority, the transit company's finance committee yesterday recommended the increase, which goes before the full board for final […]

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2 Senate groups urge University to consider future of Schenley Plaza >

June 27th, 2002

Pitt should establish an internal working group to examine the future of Schenley Plaza, two University Senate committees are urging. Schenley Plaza, the area between Hillman and Carnegie libraries, has been the focus of attention of a variety of civic groups including the Oakland Task Force and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, as well […]

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Trustees OK hikes in student fees >

June 27th, 2002

The University will increase its computing and network services fee from $110 to $130 per term for each full-time student, and from $30 to $65 per term for each part-time student, effective next fall at all Pitt campuses. Money generated by the fee hike will fund continuing improvements in Pitt computing programs, services and facilities, […]

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On a billion-dollar roll: University meets goal early, extends fundraising efforts >

June 27th, 2002

Buoyed by the fact that Pitt exceeded its $500 million capital campaign goal a year ahead of schedule — and by a consultant's upbeat findings about the University's fundraising potential — the Board of Trustees has voted to extend the campaign. Pitt's new goal: raising $1 billion by June 2007. "A billion dollars is a […]

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GSPH ranks 3rd in NIH funding >

June 27th, 2002

Rankings released recently by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is third among the nation's 30 schools of public health in total NIH research grant funding, making it the leading state-related public health school on the list. Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities ranked first and second, […]

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What $510 million means for the University >

June 27th, 2002

So far, Pitt's fundraising campaign has raised more than $510 million in gifts and pledges. That includes: * 166 new named endowed scholarship funds (ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 each) for a total of 594 — an increase of 39 percent in the number of such funds since five years ago, when the campaign began […]

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Stargate offers Pitt customers special rates >

June 27th, 2002

Stargate, the preferred internet service provider for Pitt, has extended its special rate for new DSL customers until June 30. Pitt faculty, staff and students who sign up for DSL service through Stargate will receive three months of service for $100. The discount is equivalent to one month of free service. Stargate also is waiving […]

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Dunkelman retires after 44 years >

June 27th, 2002

Robert E. Dunkelman, secretary of the Board of Trustees and special assistant to the chancellor since 1992, has retired following a Pitt career that spanned nearly 44 years. At their June 20 annual meeting, Pitt trustees unanimously adopted a resolution bestowing on Dunkelman the title of Secretary Emeritus of the Corporation and the Board of […]

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