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Volume 28 Issue 2

Business and Finance reallocates $1.5 million to support initiatives >

September 14th, 1995

As part of its new five- year plan, the Office of Business and Finance will reallocate $1.5 million in funds in fiscal 1996 to support a dozen initiatives ranging from energy conservation to implementation of the University's master plan. In addition, another $300,000 will be reallocated to accommodate emergency needs likely to arise during the […]

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Chancellor Search Update >

September 14th, 1995

The University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Search Committee held its first meeting on Friday, Sept. 8. At the meeting, Board of Trustees Chairman J.W. Connolly gave the committee its official charge. He told the committee members that the task of identifying candidates for the position for Board consideration is an "immense responsibility. It is an assignment […]

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Turn off unnecessary lights, computers and Pitt could save $1.3 million on its electric bill >

September 14th, 1995

If members of the University community would turn off lights and computers when leaving a room and delay turning on the heat and air conditioning, they could help Pitt trim its annual electric bill by as much as 10 percent, according to Glenn Avick, director of Engineering and Construction in the Office of Facilities Management. […]

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Vice President Al Gore promises to battle Congress over proposed student aid cuts >

September 14th, 1995

Vice President Al Gore visited Pitt on Sept. 11 as part of a coordinated effort by the Clinton administration to short-circuit proposed student aid cuts now before Congress. Gore told the mostly friendly lunchtime crowd of about 3,000 who gathered on the grounds of the Cathedral of Learning that President Bill Clinton would do everything […]

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Survey uncovers variety of reasons for students not returning to Pitt >

September 14th, 1995

Last spring, Pitt mailed surveys to 1,169 undergraduates who had formally withdrawn or dropped out after the fall 1994 term despite being in good academic standing. The No. 1 reason the 278 respondents cited for leaving the University without finishing their degrees was "inability to afford tuition and fees." Among respondents from the College of […]

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IN REVIEW >

September 14th, 1995

Fund set up for wounded Pitt student An educational assistance fund has been established for Kevin Cecil, the junior engineering student who was severely wounded in a random shooting in front of Webster Hall in July. To date, $25,000 in individual and foundation grants have been raised to help defray Cecil's medical bills and to […]

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What some of the non-returning students had to say >

September 14th, 1995

The 144 comments that non-returning students wrote on their survey forms ranged from praise ("I would say that, overall, I was very satisfied with my stay at Pitt") to damnation ("Pitt is a terrible school") to ambiguity ("The University of Pittsburgh is a great educational institution. But, it is not for me.") A few students […]

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Deficit, academics force axing of Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival >

September 14th, 1995

Feeling necessity's sharp pinch in the form of budget deficits and changing academic priorities, Pitt will discontinue its Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival (TRSF) at the end of September. However, the University will continue its Shakespeare in the Schools Program, through which Pitt theatre arts students perform in about 100 tri-state area schools. Theatre arts department […]

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Music department plans concerts >

September 14th, 1995

Works spanning the career of eminent American composer Donald Martino will be featured in a concert of solo piano and chamber music, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Performing will be New York-based artists Eliza Garth, piano, violinist Rolf Schulte and clarinetist Jean Kopperud. The concert, part of the Pitt music […]

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