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Volume 27 Issue 11

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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Latest attack on the Internet yields no casualties here, CIS says >

February 2nd, 1995

As far as the Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) is aware, no attacks have been made upon Pitt's computer network using the "Internet protocol spoofing" (IP spoofing) or the "terminal hijacking" methods discussed in an advisory issued last week by the federal Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Concerns about intruders attacking Pitt's Internet […]

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Tips from CIS on Internet security >

February 2nd, 1995

In response to the number of communications it has received since The New York Times article and the advisory by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) appeared, Computing and Information Services (CIS) has issued the following advisory on "Internet protocol spoofing" and "hijacking." The original CERT advisory can be obtained through anonymous ftp: ftp://ftp.pitt.edu/info/security/cert-advisories/CA-95:01. The […]

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Latest health insurance proposals indicate some decline in rates >

February 2nd, 1995

Based on the latest proposals that Blue Cross and HealthAmerica have submitted to Pitt, the University's employee health insurance premiums should go down in the fiscal year that begins July 1 — regardless of whether Pitt drops HealthAmerica (as Blue Cross has proposed) or otherwise changes its health insurance options. Last week, at the request […]

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Scholarship for CBA set up >

February 2nd, 1995

Pitt has established the Robert R. Lavelle scholarship for outstanding African-American students who want to pursue careers in business through the College of Business Administration. The scholarship covers tuition, room and board, and is renewable annually for four years based on academic performance. A 1951 alumnus of Pitt, Lavelle is president of Lavelle Real Estate, […]

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Planning Commission told of plan for dorm >

February 2nd, 1995

Some people were taken by surprise when Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Ben Tuchi revealed at the Jan. 24 Pittsburgh City Planning Commission meeting that Pitt plans to build a 300-400 bed dormitory on the old Pitt Tavern site along Fifth Avenue between Bouquet Street and Oakland Avenue. Among those who were caught […]

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UPG named as granting institution for scholarship >

February 2nd, 1995

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (UPG) has been designated by the Eberly Foundation as a granting institution for the Eberly Scholarship, with an endowment of $250,000 for 1995. The Eberly Foundation was established is 1963 by the late Orville Eberly. Criteria for the scholarship includes superior academic achievement, good moral character and financial need, […]

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