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Volume 30 Issue 10

Negotiations continue between Pitt, Local 29 >

January 22nd, 1998

Negotiators for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 29 are scheduled to submit a list of questions to Pitt's administration tomorrow, Jan. 23, regarding health insurance and other issues. Pitt custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers represented by SEIU voted 203-108 in November to reject a contract that University and union negotiators had tentatively agreed […]

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Applications due Feb. 6 for faculty diversity seminar >

January 22nd, 1998

For Yves Citton of the French and Italian languages and literatures department, last year's Faculty Seminar for More Inclusive Courses provided invaluable insights into diversity issues, as well as an intensive, two-week-long discussion of teaching. "I come from Switzerland," Citton said, "and the seminar helped me a lot to understand the issues of race and […]

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State pledges $138 million for Pitt projects >

January 22nd, 1998

Under a heated tent on the north side of Pitt Stadium — the proposed site of the University's long-awaited, $52 million convocation center — Gov. Tom Ridge yesterday told a mostly jubilant throng of Pitt employees, students, trustees, alumni, government officials, community leaders and media types that the state will give the University $138 million […]

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Cynthia Sutherland O'Nan >

January 22nd, 1998

In the end, Cynthia Sutherland O'Nan left the world peacefully, her husband said. An associate professor of English and women's studies who served on the Pitt faculty since 1966, O'Nan died at her Fox Chapel home Jan. 17. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer just over two years ago. In a June 30, 1997, […]

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Arthur M. Young >

January 22nd, 1998

Arthur M. Young, professor emeritus of classics, died Jan. 9, 1998. He was 97. Young taught at Pitt from 1946 until his retirement in 1968; he was chair of the classics department from 1946 until 1965. Besides teaching a wide range of Greek and Latin courses, Young also taught two highly popular classics course, The […]

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Make Frisch permanent head of Human Resources, SAC urge >

January 22nd, 1998

Over the years, the relationship between the Staff Association Council (SAC) and the Office of Human Resources has ranged from one of polite diplomacy to antagonism, as SAC has pushed for better pay, fringe benefits and career options for Pitt staff employees — often against a wall of tight budgets and a tangle of red […]

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