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Volume 31 Issue 11

Supervisors' workshop promotes awareness of sexual harassment >

February 4th, 1999

Sexual tensions are a fact of life, but sexual ha- rassment doesn't have to be. That was one of the messages a group of Pitt supervisors heard Jan. 28 as part of a mandatory Human Resources sexual harassment awareness training session. "The main message of the workshop is that prevention is the best defense we […]

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Parking permits now pre-tax deduction >

February 4th, 1999

Employees who use payroll deduction for parking fees now qualify for a pre-tax deduction, Parking and Transportation Services announced. Commencing with January's paychecks, parking fees will be deducted automatically before taxes are calculated, in compliance with an amendment to the Internal Revenue Service Code. The amount of tax savings varies according to tax bracket. According […]

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5 teaching award winners anounced >

February 4th, 1999

Five faculty members have won the 1999 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards. Richard L. Blevins, associate professor of English at the Greensburg campus; Georgia K. Duker, assistant professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Cell Biology and Physiology; Heidi M. Feldman, associate professor in the medical school's Department of Pediatrics; Ronald G. Hoelzeman, associate professor […]

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Facts, advice, warning signs >

February 4th, 1999

The sexual harassment awareness training film, shown as part of the Human Resources workshop, makes several points about sexual harassment in the workplace: * Sexual harassment can occur between all gender combinations, but most cases involve a male offender and a female victim. * Men are more likely to mis-read a woman's friendly remarks as […]

Feature,Volume 31 Issue 11

Parking permits now pre-tax deduction >

February 4th, 1999

Employees who use payroll deduction for parking fees now qualify for a pre-tax deduction, Parking and Transportation Services announced. Commencing with January's paychecks, parking fees will be deducted automatically before taxes are calculated, in compliance with an amendment to the Internal Revenue Service Code. The amount of tax savings varies according to tax bracket. According […]

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Arguments continue in case over benefits for same-sex partners >

February 4th, 1999

Deborah M. Henson left the University nearly three years ago. But the legal battle over Pitt's denial of spousal benefits for her lesbian domestic partner continues. Henson's lawyers — including attorneys from the national and state offices of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) — filed a brief last week with the Pittsburgh Commission on […]

Feature,Volume 31 Issue 11

Facts, advice, warning signs >

February 4th, 1999

The sexual harassment awareness training film, shown as part of the Human Resources workshop, makes several points about sexual harassment in the workplace: * Sexual harassment can occur between all gender combinations, but most cases involve a male offender and a female victim. * Men are more likely to mis-read a woman's friendly remarks as […]

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Deadline for diversity seminar Feb. 16 >

February 4th, 1999

Faculty interested in making their courses more inclusive in terms of gender, race and other diversity issues, both in content and pedagogy, can apply for admission to this year's Faculty Seminar for More Inc lusive Courses. The seminar, which will be held May 10-21, is sponsored by the Chancellor's Diversity Working Group. Applications can be […]

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Stepping down >

February 4th, 1999

Ralph Willard, head men's basketball coach since 1994, announced Feb. 1 that he was stepping down at the end of the Panthers' season. Willard cited print media stories and rumors about his job status as reasons for his resignation, saying the reports had crippled his recruiting efforts. Willard's teams have gone 60-76 to date, including […]

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Debate director, faculty roles intertwine for head of 4th-ranked William Pitt Debating Union >

February 4th, 1999

It's not two hats he wears as director of debate and as- sistant professor of communication. It's more like two gloves, says Gordon Mitchell, because he doesn't need to take one off to put the other on. "My academic responsibilities overlap into the debating union, and my debating background informs my teaching," Mitchell says. "Pitt […]

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