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Volume 27 Issue 8

Blue Cross proposal raises ire of some staff, faculty; HealthAmerica to submit counter proposal to Pitt >

December 8th, 1994

A proposal by Blue Cross to become Pitt's sole provider of employee health insurance has provoked a war of words among the following antagonists: * Faculty and staff, including leaders of the University Senate and Staff Association Council (SAC), who oppose the Blue Cross plan's requirement that Pitt drop HealthAmerica — and who resent what […]

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Starrett Poetry Prize winner named >

December 8th, 1994

Countless times over the years poet Jan Beatty has fantasized about winning the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize annually offered by the University Press to poets who have not published a full-length manuscript. Instead of screaming and jumping for joy as she always imagined she would if she won, however, the Wilkinsburg poet opted for […]

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'Phased in' early retirement plan to be drafted by Senate >

December 8th, 1994

The University Senate's benefits and welfare committee plans to draft, by September, a "phased-in" retirement plan through which faculty could incrementally reduce their workloads over a specific number of years — with no reduction in salary or benefits — in exchange for agreeing to retire at the end of that period. Doing less work for […]

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Japanese info satellite center set up in Hillman >

December 8th, 1994

The Japan Center for Intercultural Communication (JCIC) in Tokyo has agreed to establish a Japanese Information Satellite Center at Pitt. The center will be located in Hillman Library's East Asian Library. With direct access to the Japan Information Network, an electronic information highway providing English-language information on Japan, the center will give users direct access […]

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Ruth Hume Lutz >

December 8th, 1994

Ruth Hume Lutz, a retired faculty member in political science, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 24, 1994. She joined Pitt's political science department faculty in 1947 and, as an instructor and lecturer, taught a number of different courses, specializing in the politics of international organizations. For many years she served as the department's principal […]

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WPIC healthy eating program accepting children, adolescents >

December 8th, 1994

The Childhood Healthy Eating Program (CHEP) at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is now accepting referrals. CHEP aims to reduce weight gain in children who are either morbidly obese (more than twice their ideal weight) or who are obese and have other psychiatric or psychological problems. In the first sessions, the child and family meet […]

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Support program begins for families with diabetic kids >

December 8th, 1994

Families with diabetic children will receive emotional and psychological support through a project sponsored by Pitt's Generations Together program, the Children's Hospital Diabetes Center and the Allegheny County Department of Aging. The project, Family Friends, matches adults 55 years of age and older with families who have a child with diabetes. Volunteers spend time with […]

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Change planned in use of CIS dial-up services >

December 8th, 1994

Starting Jan. 9, all Computing and Information Services (CIS) dial-up services will require users to log in with a Network Authorization Account username and password. This includes access to the CIS dial-up modem at 621-5954 as well as the regional dial-up lines at Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville. Users of the CIS dial-up lines will […]

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Blue Cross Traditional plan replacement poses problems for staff, faculty at regional campuses >

December 8th, 1994

Blue Cross's proposal to become Pitt's sole provider of employee health insurance is raising the blood pressure of some faculty and staff members in Oakland (see story on page 1 and letters on page 2). But it's a non-issue at the University's four regional campuses. That's because the HealthAmerica health maintenance organization (HMO), which Pitt […]

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Pitt's main campus ranks high on U.S. News and World Report list >

December 8th, 1994

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Pitt's main campus as one of the runners-up in its "best value" list of colleges and universities. The newsweekly said its rankings "are an effort to provide families with a realistic measure of value by relating the cost of attending a school to the quality of the education. […]

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