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Volume 30 Issue 5

UPG committees working on plan >

October 23rd, 1997

Following are the committees that will work on the 12-point improvement plan laid out for Pitt's Greensburg campus by campus President Frank Cassell: * Academic council: Chair Norman Scanlon, Estry Ang, Patricia Duck, William Martin, Mark McColloch, Donald Reilly and ex officio member Frank Cassell. * Undergraduate life: Co-chairs Rick Fogle and Larry Whatule, Gerry […]

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Trustees expected to OK early retirement plan for faculty today >

October 23rd, 1997

Eligible Pitt professors would receive payment equal to 1.5 times their annual salaries, up to $125,000, under a faculty early retirement plan that the Board of Trustees is expected to approve this morning, Oct. 23. Tenured faculty members outside the medical school would qualify for the plan: * If they have completed at least 12 […]

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Pitt kicks off United Way drive >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's 1997 United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 15 and will continue through Nov. 26. This year's goal is $442,000. Last year, the University collected just over $421,000. "Once again, with the 1998 campaign, the University of Pittsburgh is proud to support United Way's efforts in reaching out to our neighbors in need," said Michelle […]

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CAS to discuss possible curriculum reform >

October 23rd, 1997

Amid criticism by some Pitt faculty members and trustees that the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) general education requirements are unfocused and too complex, arts and sciences professors plan to meet Nov. 4 to discuss a process and timetable for reviewing the CAS curriculum. The discussion, part of the agenda for the fall meeting […]

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Nominations for staff excellence award due Oct. 28 >

October 23rd, 1997

Staff nominees are being sought for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence. Up to five awards of $2,500 each will be presented for the 1997-98 academic year. Winners also will have their names inscribed on a plaque in the William Pitt Union and be recognized at a staff recognition reception and Pitt's annual honors convocation. The […]

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Enrollment up, reversing 8-year decline >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's student population is up 1.2 percent over last fall, reversing an eight-year trend of declining enrollment. Enrollment at the Pittsburgh campus and the four regional campuses totaled 31,776 full-time and part-time students this fall, an increase of 381 students. The increase in full-time equivalent (FTE) students was even larger, rising 2.2 percent from 26,800 […]

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Pitt in Pittsburgh & Pennsylvania: Senate forum examines University relationships with city and state >

October 23rd, 1997

One of the panelists at the University Senate's Oct. 16 forum, "Pitt in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania: Perils and Possibilities," likened the University's relations with state government to a rocky marriage. And indeed, listening to the panelists was like hearing one side of a spousal counseling session: Sure, Pitt is a good provider. It brings in […]

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Mentors aid Pitt students through Generations Together >

October 23rd, 1997

Mentors aid Pitt students through Generations Together To the University community: Since 1993 the University of Pittsburgh's Generations Together Program has been recruiting retirees to serve as mentors to our Pitt undergraduate and graduate students. To date more than 40 retirees with a variety of professional work skills have given 15,000 hours of service to […]

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University to fight discrimination complaint about health benefits >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt still plans to fight a discrimination com plaint by former law school instructor Deborah Henson, despite a University Senate committee's plea that Pitt monies would be better spent on extending employee medical coverage than on legal fees. Henson filed the complaint in January 1996 with the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission, alleging that Pitt violated […]

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