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Volume 30 Issue 18

Employees won't see raises until September >

May 14th, 1998

Gov. Ridge and the General Assembly already have passed a state budget, and Pitt's fiscal year doesn't begin until July 1. Even so, salary raises for faculty and staff won't show up in employees' paychecks until the end of September, retroactive to July. "Why not?" demanded Tom Anderson, chairperson of the geology and planetary science […]

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Shared governance is topic for administrators, Senate leaders >

May 14th, 1998

Following faculty complaints that they increasingly are being left out of Pitt decision-making, University Senate leaders and Pitt senior administrators met May 6 to discuss shared governance. Senate President Gordon MacLeod says he broke the ice by inquiring, "Before I get to the agenda, let me just ask a question: Who governs this University?" After […]

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Brumble resigns FAS post; curriculum reform project on hold during transition >

May 14th, 1998

Six months after his top- priority project — the reform of Pitt's undergraduate arts and sciences curriculum — entered a state of suspended animation, H. David Brumble has announced that he will resign as associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). He will resume his duties as a full […]

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Faculty Assembly votes to recognize medical school association >

May 14th, 1998

By a unanimous vote May 5, Faculty Assembly recognized the Faculty Association of the School of Medicine (FASM) as a legitimate faculty organization promoting shared governance in the medical school. This winter, a group of senior medical professors revived FASM (originally formed in 1976 but dormant since 1991) with the stated purpose of defending faculty […]

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Reception planned for retirees >

May 14th, 1998

A retirees' reception will be held on June 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. All University faculty and staff retirees and their spouses and significant others are invited. Spouses of deceased retirees also are welcome. The cost is $5 per person, which includes refreshments and parking. For more information, […]

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NATHAN HERSHEY >

May 14th, 1998

Nathan Hershey last month was elected president of the University Senate for a one-year term beginning July 1. A professor of health services administration in the Graduate School of Public Health, Hershey has been Senate vice president for the last three years. The following are excerpts from a recent interview of Hershey by University Times […]

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Trustees approve funding >

May 14th, 1998

Pitt trustees have approved funding for an apartment complex for 204 students and design work for the planned convocation center, along with 10 other capital projects at the Pittsburgh, Bradford and Greensburg campuses. The board's property and facilities committee unanimously approved the $26.8 million worth of projects May 6. The projects still require varying levels […]

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After nearly 2 decades, Ochester is stepping down as head of Pitt's much-expanded writing program >

May 14th, 1998

After nearly 20 years of heading one of the largest programs of its kind, Ed Ochester, English professor and poet, is passing on the proverbial red pen. On Sept. 1, Lynn Emanuel will take over as director of the writing program in the Department of English. Emanuel, a faculty member for 25 years and a […]

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Pitt's own 'White Married Male" takes a comedic look at just about everything >

May 14th, 1998

"Have you ever known someone who seemed to be born with a comedy gene? No matter the subject, trivial or profound, sacred or profane, the way he or she talked about it made you laugh. Mark Collins, associate editor of Pitt Magazine who also teaches composition and literature in the English department, demonstrates this quality […]

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