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Volume 27 Issue 5

Pitt submits its FY96 budget request to state >

October 27th, 1994

Pitt has proposed limiting next fall's tuition hike for in-state students to 3.5 percent and increasing the salary and fringe benefit pool by 4.35 percent as part of a funding request submitted by University administrators this month to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In light of its plan to hold next fall's tuition increase down […]

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Employee Assistance Program offers help to staff, faculty and, eventually, savings to University >

October 27th, 1994

Darlene felt like a fat, ugly loser. Recently divorced, she had moved back to Pittsburgh with her children and was again living with her parents — a strained arrangement for everyone involved. Darlene had a demanding new job at Presbyterian University Hospital, made even more stressful by the harassing phone calls she was getting at […]

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Master space plan outlines physical development of University campus >

October 27th, 1994

Pitt's master space plan outlining the physical development of the Pittsburgh campus over the next five, 10 and 20 years was formally unveiled at the Board of Trustees' meeting on Oct. 21. Developed by Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP), the plan is part of an overall facilities planning effort by the Pittsburgh […]

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UCSUR study shows blacks here with 4th highest poverty rate among 50 major cities studied >

October 27th, 1994

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County had the fourth highest rates of black poverty among America's 50 largest cities in 1990, according to a Pitt report published last week. The report, "Economic Benchmarks," was compiled by the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) for use by community leaders, elected officials and other decision-makers. "Economic Benchmarks" […]

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Public forum on master plan is set >

October 27th, 1994

Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee will sponsor a public forum on Pitt's master space plan Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Copies of the plan are being sent to members of the University community on the extended list of deans, directors and department chairs. All […]

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Pitt's goals for the next five years >

October 27th, 1994

The following are Pitt's goals for the rest of the century, according to the "Toward the 21st Century" plan. Goals * An emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching. * A renewed emphasis on graduate and professional education. * A new emphasis on global studies. * A continued emphasis on research. * A strengthened infrastructure for […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

October 27th, 1994

The University in the 21st Century: The Long-Range Plan I wish today to report to you a significant milestone in the life of our University as we enter a new era. After more than a year of intense discussions involving faculty, administrators, staff, and students, we have completed the first phase of our long-range plan […]

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Breaking ground in Titusville >

October 27th, 1994

Ground was broken Oct. 14 for the Titusville campus's Broadhurst Science Center, a 32,000-square-foot building being constructed as one of the state's Jump Start projects. Over 200 people attended the groundbreaking ceremonies including, from left, James S. Broadhurst, chairman of the board and CEO of Eat 'n Park Restaurants; UPT President Michael A. Worman, Chancellor […]

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Daehnick plans to step down as administrator in January >

October 27th, 1994

Wilfried Daehnick, associate provost for Research since 1989, will resign the job in January to return to being a full-time professor of physics. Daehnick, 65, said that after five years of being an administrator and having only a day or two each week for his physics research, the time had come for him to choose: […]

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Learning Skills Center unveils new lab >

October 27th, 1994

Pitt celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Learning Skills Center Oct. 20 by unveiling the most advanced university-based computer lab in western Pennsylvania for the visually and physically challenged and the learning disabled. Sue Sillman (left), a senior majoring in communication, and Shirley Abriola (below), a senior majoring in social work, demonstrated a voice-activated computer […]

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