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Volume 27 Issue 19

Jack Grant >

May 25th, 1995

Jack Grant, an instructor in the College of General Studies' (CGS) Computer Learning Center since 1984, died May 19, 1995. "His love of teaching and personal interest in every student was recognized," said Robert W. Comfort, interim dean of CGS. Grant earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics and his master's degree in fiscal policy at […]

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Five African-American teaching fellows chosen >

May 25th, 1995

Pitt's School of Education and the Pittsburgh Public Schools have selected five candidates for this year's African-American Teaching Fellowships. They are: Harold Grant, North Versailles; Reginald Hickman, Monroeville; John Strayhorn, Wilkinsburg; Maurice Washington, Washington, Pa., and Laura Williams, Pittsburgh. Funded mainly by the Pittsburgh Foundation, the fellowship is designed to increase the number of African-American […]

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Pitt faculty pay still in middle of AAU schools >

May 25th, 1995

The average salaries of Pittsburgh campus faculty members continue to rank in the middle of the pack among the 59 U.S. member institutions of the American Association of Universities (AAU), a group of elite North American research universities. The rankings are included in a report by Pitt's Office of Institutional Research, based on data published […]

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Pitt Kennywood tickets on sale >

May 25th, 1995

The annual Kennywood Park picnic for Pitt staff, students and faculty will be July 1. Park hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with rides starting at noon and fireworks at 10 p.m. Ride-all-day tickets, normally $18, cost $12 for Pitt personnel. General admission remains at $4. Tickets must be purchased in advance, by June […]

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Faculty retirement plan to be studied >

May 25th, 1995

Under federal law, mandatory retirement ages for faculty have been illegal since Jan. 1, 1994. Pitt has offered a series of early retirement incentive plans to its tenured faculty since 1982. For those two reasons and others, Pitt's administration can only guess how many professors will retire in a given year, and how those retirements […]

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Lawmaker proposes axing tuition benefit for dependents, spouses >

May 25th, 1995

State Rep. John Lawless (R-Montgomery County) plans to introduce a multi-bill higher education legislative package that includes the elimination of tuition benefits for dependents and spouses of employees at colleges and universities receiving state funds. Contrary to a report in the May 24 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Lawless says he does not plan to introduce legislation ending […]

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Dental school staffer's dismissal protested >

May 25th, 1995

Some 260 School of Dental Medicine students, alumni and employees have signed a petition asking the school's administration to reinstate a staff member in the dental medicine Student Services office. Charlotte Celidonia, 57, was dismissed May 5 after five years as a staff specialist III. According to Alfred W. Whitehead, director of dental Student Services, […]

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