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Volume 27 Issue 6

Concerns about student housing, shuttle bus system dominate forum on master space plan >

November 10th, 1994

Concerns about insufficient on-campus graduate student housing, inadequate off-campus student housing and the continuation of Pitt's shuttle bus service were the main topics of discussion at the master space plan public forum on Nov. 2. Sponsored by Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP), the forum was designed to give the public an opportunity […]

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Senate committee gives OK to amended version of master space plan >

November 10th, 1994

Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP) yesterday, Nov. 9, gave its formal approval to an amended version of Pitt's master space plan and voted to forward it to Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor. The master space plan outlines plans for the physical development of the Pittsburgh campus over the next five, 10 and 20 […]

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THOMAS MELLON and His Times >

November 10th, 1994

Autobiographies of Wall Street wizards and captains of industry tend to be uninspiring stuff. Andrew Carnegie churned out a Horatio Alger potboiler about a Scottish bobbin boy who made a fortune for the express purpose of blowing it on public libraries. Joseph Kennedy Sr. could not write the truth about his own fascinating but shady […]

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Health Sciences search committee satisfied with early response >

November 10th, 1994

Approximately 85 nominations and 15 applications have been received for the position of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences. Search committee chairperson Mark Nordenberg said that the nominations and applications have been received from across the country and that the committee is pleased with the response. "When you consider that our first ad probably ran […]

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Winter recess retained for this year, no talk of extending work week, Pitt administrators say >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt's winter recess is safe for this year and the University administration has no plans to shift to a 40-hour work week, according to senior administrators at Staff Association Council's (SAC) annual fall assembly on Oct. 31. The University will be closed for the holidays and winter recess during the week of Dec. 26. It […]

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Gross named Lehigh's chief financial officer >

November 10th, 1994

After 20 years as a Pitt fiscal administrator, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Administration Rhonda Gross will leave Pitt to become Lehigh University's chief financial and administrative officer, effective Feb. 1. Her title will be vice president for finance and administration. "I really have mixed emotions about leaving Pitt, but this will be a […]

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Blue Cross proposes monopoly on Pitt medical insurance in exchange for reductions in rates >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt's administration is considering a proposal from Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania that would make Blue Cross the sole provider of employee health care benefits at the University. In exchange, Blue Cross would cut Pitt's health care premiums by more than 20 percent between Jan. 1 and July 1, 1995, according to the proposal. For […]

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Pitt secretary's handbook revised for first time in almost 10 years >

November 10th, 1994

For the first time in almost a decade, Pitt secretaries have a new handbook that they can consult when in doubt about University policies and procedures. And, for the first time, the handbook is available electronically. In fact, that is the only way the new handbook is available. "Originally, we got it ready for printing, […]

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