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Volume 30 Issue 5

Vote to eliminate CREF's tobacco stocks, Assembly urges Pitt participants >

October 23rd, 1997

Some people would walk a mile for a Camel (assuming their hearts and lungs could handle the trip). Faculty Assembly merely wants Pitt employees who participate in the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund pension plan to open their mail from TIAA-CREF this month — and then complete and return an enclosed ballot, […]

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Whose homework is it anyway? Don't make it a power struggle >

October 23rd, 1997

'The dog ate it" is the classic excuse when the issue of missing homework arises on a television sitcom. But in the real world, the excuses teachers and parents most frequently hear from students who fail to do their homework are: "I lost it." "It's stupid." "Nobody is doing it." "I was absent that day." […]

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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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