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Volume 30 Issue 5

Faculty may ask Pitt to divest of tobacco stocks >

October 23rd, 1997

Now that Faculty Assembly has endorsed a proposal to extinguish tobacco stocks from the College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) retirement plan, some University Senate leaders are considering asking the Pitt Board of Trustees to divest the University's own endowment of tobacco company stocks. Pitt owns about $1.6 million worth of stock in companies involved in […]

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Civil War monuments provide a glimpse into history >

October 23rd, 1997

Fort Mill, S.C., is the kind of place neighboring Charlotte, N.C. and its National Football League Carolina Panthers probably would like to forget. Even the most savvy public relations machine would find it difficult to put a positive spin on the "faithful slave" monument that stands in the town's park. Erected by the local cotton […]

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Greensburg making plans to improve all aspects of campus life >

October 23rd, 1997

A 12-point agenda designed to improve academics, diversity, undergraduate life, staff relations and communications at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) has been unveiled by UPG president Frank Cassell. Developed with input from persons on campus and in the community, the agenda was revealed by Cassell during an Oct. 7 speech to UPG's Senate Council. "In general […]

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JAZZ SEMINAR >

October 23rd, 1997

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will mark its 27th year Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 with an all-star jazz line-up and the traditional on-campus seminars, brown bag lunches and an outreach program. Performers will include, at left, pianist Patrice Rushen and, at right, saxophonist Ernie Watts. Other performers include: saxophonist and director of Pitt's […]

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PBS gets mixed reviews in 1st survey of participants >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's Planning and Budgeting System (PBS) got mixed reviews in the first-ever survey of faculty, staff, students and administrators who serve on PBS committees at the responsibility center level. Asked to rate their committees' effectiveness on a scale of 0 (the committee has no impact on the unit's planning and budgeting) to 100 (major impact), […]

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Pitt, Local 29 officials agree on contract language >

October 23rd, 1997

Negotiators for Pitt and the union that represents 540 University custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers agreed Tuesday on the final wording of a new contract. A spokesperson for Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union said SEIU officials hope to present the proposed contract to workers for a ratification vote next week. Pitt […]

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