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Volume 30 Issue 22

Trustee urges board to recruit more women, minority members >

July 9th, 1998

The atmosphere at the June 25 Board of Trustees meeting was heavy with self-congratulation, as trustees and administrators noted recent successes in enrollment, scholarship, fund-raising and improved quality of life for Pitt students. Only one trustee ventured a criticism. Earl F. Hord urged his fellow board members to get serious about recruiting more minorities and/or […]

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Pitt named one of 10 European Union centers >

July 9th, 1998

Pitt has been named one of 10 European Union (EU) centers in the United States through an initiative designed to promote study at American universities of the EU, its institutions and policies and European Union-U.S. relations. According to Alberta Sbragia, director of Pitt's Center for West European Studies, "This ensures that the University of Pittsburgh […]

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Student transportation fee hiked to pay for PAT rides >

July 9th, 1998

Pitt trustees voted to raise the security, safety and transportation fee for Pittsburgh campus students to $55 per term or session, beginning this fall. The fee had been $37 for full-time and $16 for part-time students. The increase will fund continued improvements in Oakland lighting and enable Pitt students to ride free on all Port […]

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UPB admissions wins award >

July 9th, 1998

The Bradford campus recently was honored with a silver award in the 13th annual Admissions Advertising Award Competition, sponsored by the Admissions Marketing Report, a national organization of university and college admissions marketing professionals. The winning campaign includes campus visitor literature, a student search piece, a student recruitment video and a viewbook with pictures of […]

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Connolly elected to fourth term as head of Pitt's Board of Trustees >

July 9th, 1998

The Board of Trustees has elected J.W. Connolly to a fourth consecutive one-year term as chairperson. The retired H.J. Heinz Co. senior vice president has chaired Pitt's board since June 1995. Board chairpersons can serve a maximum of five consecutive terms. Also at the June 25 trustees meeting, the board elected new term, special and […]

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Medical school reps, administration to meet about new practice plan >

July 9th, 1998

Will the planned University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan be owned outright by UPMC Health System? If so, will Pitt medical professors affiliated with UPP become employees of UPMC? Will UPMC forbid Pitt professors from offering medical education to people associated with schools and institutions that UPMC regards as corporate competitors? Those are among […]

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Trustees okay FY99 budget >

July 9th, 1998

The Board of Trustees on June 25 approved a $865.1 million Pitt operating budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, along with a $55.3 million capital budget. Tuition will increase by 4 percent next fall, the lowest percentage hike at Pitt in nearly a decade. Full-time tuition for in-state undergraduates in the College […]

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