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Volume 27 Issue 20

Pitt staffer takes classroom assignment to extreme — all the way to local stage >

June 8th, 1995

It began as something of a lark. Maureen Jenkins, an administrative assistant in the Katz Graduate School of Business, always loved the theatre. She also enjoyed a theatre class she had taken that was taught by Kathleen George of the Department of Theatre Arts. So, when the time arrived for Jenkins to choose elective courses […]

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Nordenberg chosen as interim chancellor >

June 8th, 1995

After months of rumors, law professor Mark Nordenberg has been selected by the Board of Trustees as interim chancellor to succeed Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor when O'Connor steps down on Aug. 1. Nordenberg said he was approached about the interim chancellor's job in mid-May when board chairperson-designate J.W. Connolly told him that O'Connor had decided […]

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Trustees' committee approves severance benefits for O'Connor >

June 8th, 1995

Under a severance package approved by the Board of Trustees compensation committee this morning, outgoing Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor will receive $313,792 in exit pay between Aug. 1, 1995 and Dec. 31, 1996 in the form of a one-month vacation, a four-month administrative leave and a one-year sabbatical. The payment is based on O'Connor continuing […]

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Staff, faculty members nominated to chancellor search committee >

June 8th, 1995

The University Senate and Staff Association Council (SAC) have nominated their representatives for the search committee seeking a permanent replacement for Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor. The full membership of the committee will be announced at the June 22 Board of Trustees meeting. The committee is expected to include about two dozen trustees, faculty, staff , […]

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Decision still pending on reduced contracts >

June 8th, 1995

A final decision on the University's much touted plan for a voluntary reduced staff work year of nine or 10 months is still pending. Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Darlene Lewis said the policy continues to await the approval of senior administration and the signature of Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor. The target date for […]

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Learning how to support Pitt through legislative contacts >

June 8th, 1995

Pitt employs over 9,600 western Pennsylvanians on its five campuses. More than 100,000 Pitt alumni are residents of Pennsylvania and there are 20 Pitt alumni in the General Assembly. Taken together, those figures should add up to some solid political clout. However, the University has never really called on its employees or alumni to lobby […]

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Tuition expected to go up 4.5% >

June 8th, 1995

A 4.5 percent tuition increase for nearly all Pitt students is expected to be approved this month by the Board of Trustees. The board's budget committee endorsed the 4.5 percent hike at a May 31 meeting. Pitt senior administrators and the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) also support the increase. The increase would raise […]

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