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Volume 34 Issue 23

Pitt nursing students face no shortage of job offers >

July 25th, 2002

Pitt nursing students face no shortage of job offers Tricia Roesch can't remember any students from the Pitt School of Nursing's Class of 1999, herself included, who did not have jobs waiting for them upon graduation. She laughed as she recalled a friend who was hired by Johns Hopkins Hospital: "As soon as the recruiters […]

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FY03 budget includes 14% tuition increase >

July 25th, 2002

FY03 budget includes 14% tuition increase in tuition The University's fiscal year 2003 operating budget includes the largest Pitt tuition hike since 1978 — 14 percent for Pennsylvania residents and 10 percent for out-of-state students in most schools. Those increases bring the tuition rate for in-state undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences to […]

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3.5% hike in compensation pool includes 1.5% for satisfactory performance >

July 25th, 2002

3.5% compensation pool hike includes 1.5% for satisfactory performance 'satisfactory' Pitt will increase the pool of money for employee salaries by 3.5 percent for the fiscal year that began July 1. In a July 23 University Update, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced that the funds will be distributed as follows: * 1.5 percent for "salary maintenance" […]

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$8 million to be cut from selected budgets >

July 25th, 2002

$8 million will be cut from selected budgets To help balance its fiscal year 2003 budget, Pitt will trim $8 million from the operating budgets of certain, yet-to-be-determined responsibility centers. Some targeted units may meet their budget-cutting goals by not filling currently budgeted staff and faculty positions, said Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. "But this is not […]

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Students' reactions to tuition hikes vary >

July 25th, 2002

Students' reactions to tuition hikes vary Dozens of Pitt undergraduates have telephoned and e-mailed the Student Government Board office to protest next fall's tuition hikes of 14 percent for Pennsylvania students and 10 percent for out-of state students, said SGB President Kevin Washo Jr. "I'm sure we would have gotten a lot more feedback if […]

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$76.9 million capital budget approved >

July 25th, 2002

$76.9 million capital budget is approved Trustees have approved a Pitt capital budget that includes $76.9 million in construction, renovations, upgrades and preservation projects in Oakland and the University's regional campuses during the fiscal year that began July 1. Of the budget total, 74 percent ($57.2 million) is expected to come from non-Pitt sources. Major […]

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Arrival Survival: Faculty & staff help needed for annual ritual >

July 25th, 2002

Arrival Survival: Faculty & staff help sought for annual ritual WANTED: Faculty and staff volunteers to help ease the transition of incoming freshmen into on-campus housing. From Aug. 21-24, thousands of Pitt students will swarm Oakland for the often-exhausting process of moving in for the upcoming semester. The only thing standing in the way of […]

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UPMC earns "most wired" honors again >

July 25th, 2002

UPMC earns 'most wired' honors again UPMC Health System again has been named one of the 100 "Most Wired" hospitals and health systems in the United States by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. UPMC has been recognized each of the four years the magazine has been sponsoring the awards […]

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