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Volume 28 Issue 5

Staff representatives from all five campuses meet to discuss avenues for cooperation >

October 26th, 1995

Staff representatives from Pitt's four regional campuses could gain seats on the Pittsburgh campus's Staff Association Council (SAC). SAC bylaws will need to be rewritten before such a move can occur, but support for it was strong at an Oct. 19 introductory gathering of staff members from the five campuses. Called by Pittsburgh SAC President […]

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Looking ahead: Trustees' chair J. Wray Connolly talks about the University and the board's role in its future >

October 26th, 1995

The June 22 meeting of Pitt's Board of Trustees was J. Wray Connolly's first as chairperson of the board. It also was the last board meeting for J. Dennis O'Connor as Pitt chancellor. The timing was not coincidental. Connolly was a leading member of the trustee group that grew increasingly dissatisfied with O'Connor's job performance […]

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Tickets needed for Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas concerts >

October 26th, 1995

Tickets for the Heinz Memorial Chapel Choir's three Christmas concerts will be available beginning Nov. 1. A total of 400 seats on the main floor and 45 seats in the balcony will be sold for each concert. Standing-room tickets will be available after all seats are sold. The concerts will be on Dec. 1 and […]

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Report to state lists average Pitt staff salaries in four categories >

October 26th, 1995

For the first time ever, Pitt has completed a staff salary report for the state Department of Education that shows the average salaries of full-time staff in four categories: 1) executive, administrative and managerial; 2) other professional non-faculty; 3) secretarial and clerical, and 4) technical, skilled and service. The study was undertaken to comply with […]

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UPJ program for students found to be boosting employee morale >

October 26th, 1995

The original idea behind the Employee-Student Partnership (ESP) program, one of two new student-assistance programs initiated this fall by Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), was to assist entering freshmen in adjusting to college life. Under the program, UPJ staff and faculty volunteers help answer students' questions about campus procedures and services, meet with freshmen for one-on-one […]

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Should academic credentials or experience be more important in search for new Katz dean? >

October 26th, 1995

If Microsoft mastermind Bill Gates applies to be dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB), should Pitt officials interview him? Or reject him out of hand because he lacks an advanced degree? That question arose during a pair of public hearings sponsored by the KGSB dean search committee on Oct. 12. It was […]

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Novel Johnstown campus program assigns dorm "rooms" to freshman commuters >

October 26th, 1995

Along with the Employee-Student Partnership and the Peer Assistance Leaders volunteer programs, Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) this fall also launched a third new student program. This one is exclusively for freshman commuter students. The brainchild of Jacob Stiffler, UPJ director of Housing and Residence Life, the program involves assigning dormitory space to groups of first-year […]

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CGS dean needs strong vision, those at open forum agree >

October 26th, 1995

Vision was the theme or key word at the Oct. 19 open forum conducted by the search committee for a new dean for the College of General Studies (CGS). Only a half-dozen people attended the forum and no one formally addressed the search committee, but, during the informal discussion that arose, the need to find […]

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There's something for everyone at American studies conference >

October 26th, 1995

No family has played a more important role in Pittsburgh's sports history or better reflects its evolution over the past century than the Rooneys. Beginning with Art Rooney's own playing days on the sandlots of the North Side early in the century, and continuing through his purchase of the Steelers for $3,000 in the early […]

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