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Volume 27 Issue 12

New evaluation plan for tenured faculty not needed, committee of Senate leaders insists >

February 16th, 1995

Mandatory post- tenure reviews of faculty job performance are both a trend and a sore subject at campuses nationwide. Trustees and legislators tend to favor them, believing such reviews hold tenured professors accountable for their teaching and research at a time when universities can no longer legally impose mandatory faculty retirement ages. Academicians tend to […]

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SLIS professors aid reclamation of hidden Haitian library collection >

February 16th, 1995

Hitler burned books in Nazi Germany and Pol Pot executed anybody with a semblance of an education in the killing fields of Cambodia. Dictators have always known that one way to control their people is to keep them ignorant. So among the things the Duvaliers did when they seized power in Haiti three decades ago […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

February 16th, 1995

Our Board of Trustees meets today and among the items of business before it is the approval of three new academic degree-granting programs. Each program has been approved internally. And each, I believe, promises to significantly advance our University's missions in teaching, research and public service. The new programs will lead to a Ph.D. in […]

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Contract dispute prompts picketing at WPIC >

February 16th, 1995

District 1199P, which represents 150 nonprofessional staff at Western Psych, has been working without a contract since Feb. 3 and its negotiations with UPMC are stalled. John Boros, the union's chief negotiator, said: "UPMC and its subcontractors have asked for unprecedented concessions, including wage freezes, elimination of the union's health and welfare benefits, pension and […]

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Scouting for Food drive to run through April on Pitt campus >

February 16th, 1995

The 1995 Scouting for Food Drive at Pitt, which began on Feb. 1, will run through April 20. During the semester, various activities have been scheduled to promote awareness of the drive throughout the Pitt community. At these activities, students, faculty and staff will be able to make donations of non-perishable goods, which will be […]

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Centennial law lecture series >

February 16th, 1995

Pittsburgh attorney Eric Springer, center, was honored at a School of Law reception last month for his work in civil rights. Pictured with Springer is law professor Robert Harper, at left, and law Dean Peter M. Shane. A reception honoring Springer, the first African-American president of the Allegheny County Bar Association, was held after the […]

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Health benefits advisory group votes against Blue Cross monopoly >

February 16th, 1995

In a Feb. 3 vote, most of the members of a Pitt advisory committee on health benefits rejected a proposal to eliminate HealthAmerica and give Blue Cross a monopoly on employee medical insurance here. The Medical Review Committee was asked to select among three options for the future of Blue Cross and HealthAmerica at Pitt. […]

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Tuchi outlines savings of $16.9 million by Business & Finance >

February 16th, 1995

Pitt's Business and Finance area saved the University $16.9 million during the last two fiscal years through cost cuts and revenue increases, Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Ben J. Tuchi told Senate Council Feb. 13. Of the $16.9 million total, Business and Finance itself accrued $2.2 million in annual savings and $259,033 in […]

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O'Connor elected vice chair of forum >

February 16th, 1995

Pitt Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor has been elected vice chair of the Business-Higher Education Forum and will become a member of the executive committee. As vice chair, O'Connor will automatically become chairperson of the business forum in 1996. Founded in 1978 by the American Council on Education, the Business-Higher Education Forum is composed of selected […]

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Engineering dean maps out plan for realizing school's potential >

February 16th, 1995

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., is both the oldest and one of the best engineering schools in the country. It currently ranks 14th in the United States. Pitt's School of Engineering has a good record when it comes to educating engineers — its graduates have included chief executive officers at Westing-house and USX — […]

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