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Volume 27 Issue 11

Pitt to hire vice provost for Women's Concerns >

February 2nd, 1995

Pitt will hire a new administrator, the vice provost for Women's Concerns, to oversee University programs that encourage the recruitment, retention and career development of women faculty, staff and students. The job is open only to Pitt tenured faculty members, including men, said search committee chairperson Jack L. Daniel. March 1 is the deadline for […]

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Senate group surveys freshman students >

February 2nd, 1995

Cockroaches in dorms, limited food choices in cafeterias, and a shortage of student parking were among the complaints that emerged from an informal survey of Freshman Studies students by a University Senate group. At the request of the Senate's student affairs committee, Freshman Studies instructors discussed campus life issues with their students during the 1993-94 […]

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Stock Club offers chance to learn about the market >

February 2nd, 1995

You want to play the stock market, but you don't have a lot of ready cash and don't want to deal with a broker? You might consider investing some time at the next meeting of Pitt's Stock of the Month Club, Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m. in 527 William Pitt Union. The club, which is […]

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New, more versatile ID card is planned for staff, faculty, student >

February 2nd, 1995

A year from now, students and employees could have new Pitt identification cards enabling them — with the swipe of the card across a computerized reader — to charge meals and books to their personal University accounts, draw cash from automatic teller machines, and gain access to Pitt events and buildings. Those are some of […]

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Commencement will be held at Civic Arena again >

February 2nd, 1995

Pitt will hold its April 30 commencement ceremony at the Civic Arena, not the Cathedral of Learning lawn as had been announced. Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor decided last month to return the graduation ceremony to the Arena, where it has been held in recent years, said Ron Gigliotti, assistant director of Special Events and commencement […]

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HealthAmerica and Blue Cross skirmish over physician deals >

February 2nd, 1995

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) officials have rejected an offer by HealthAmerica to include UPMC personnel in HealthAmerica's network of physicians. Meanwhile, HealthAmerica has dismissed Blue Cross's offer to allow doctors employed at HealthAmerica medical centers to join the network of physicians for two Blue Cross plans. It's the latest skirmish in the war […]

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UPMC employees taxed on tuition benefits >

February 2nd, 1995

Effective Jan. 1, most University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) employees must pay federal taxes on tuition assistance. And the taxes aren't cheap. For example, the liability for $522 of tuition assistance (the cost of a three-credit undergraduate course in the College of Arts and Sciences) is $186.09, based on a federal tax of 28 […]

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Tax telephone hotline set up >

February 2nd, 1995

A telephone hotline has been established to answer questions about the W-2 and 1042S year-end tax forms. The hotline number is 624-1860. The line will be in operation until April 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A team has been assembled to answer the telephone and complete a request for information. A payroll specialist will then research […]

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