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Volume 31 Issue 18

GSPH observes 50th by honoring 51 contributors to public health >

May 13th, 1999

GSPH observes 50th by honoring 51 contributors to public health In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Pitt's Gradu- ate School of Public Health (GSPH) honored 51 individuals associated with the school who have made a significant contribution to public health over the past half century. The honorees were recognized at the GSPH convocation events and […]

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Senate approves 5.9% hike in appropriation; bill goes back to House >

May 13th, 1999

Senate approves 5.9% hike in appropriation; bill goes back to House The state Senate voted 49-0 Tuesday night to increase Pitt's state funding appropriation by 5.9 percent to $167.5 million next year — a larger percentage increase than it recomm ended for any other Pennsylvania college or university. The state House of Representatives had earlier […]

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Priority seating fee policy angers faculty >

May 13th, 1999

Priority seating fee policy angers faculty Like a beleaguered um- pire, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has promised to step in to resolve a scuffle between University Senate leaders and the athletics department over priority seating fees for home foot ball games. Since the 1980s, the athletics department has charged extra fees for seats in priority sections […]

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Mid-term progress reports planned for frosh >

May 13th, 1999

Mid-term progress reports planned for frosh Freshmen in 25-30 College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) courses would receive mid-term reports on their academic progress, under a proposed pilot project that's expected to begin this fall. The idea is to tell freshmen by mid-October or early November how they are doing in at least some of […]

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Pitt scores add up in math competition >

May 13th, 1999

Pitt scores add up in math competition Pitt sophomore Dragos Ghioca outscored 2,569 mathematics undergraduates from nearly 420 colleges and universities to rank 10th in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. Pitt ranked first among all public colleges and universities in the United States and 13th overall in the Putnam team competition. Ghioca is […]

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Athletics subsidy reduced slightly >

May 13th, 1999

Athletics subsidy reduced slightly Depending on how you keep score, intercollegiate athletics cost Pitt either $7.38 million or $10.55 million more than the program earned during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1998. The $7.38 million "unrestricted actual" figure represents revenue and expenses directly attributable to the athletics department. This number more accurately reflects […]

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Outstanding >

May 13th, 1999

Outstanding Richard Pratt, a longtime member and current chairperson of the University Senate budget policies committee, was honored f or outstanding service as a Senate member by Senate President Nathan Hershey. In announcing the award at the May 10 Senate Council meeting, Hershey called Pratt conscientious, tenacious, polite, constructive, sincere and possessed of a good […]

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Jacqueline Frances Whitney >

May 13th, 1999

Jacqueline Frances Whitney Jacqueline Frances Whitney, a staff member and instructor of physics and chemistry at the University Challenge for Excellence Programs (UCEP), died April 26, 1999, of cancer. She was 49. For 14 years, Whitney organized UCEP records, taught and advised students there. "She was a spirited and dedicated educator, she handled our academic […]

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Pitt, UPMC, area businesses join to improve Oakland >

May 13th, 1999

Pitt, UPMC, area businesses join to improve Oakland Pitt, UPMC Health System and some 90 business and property owners have joined forces to improve Oakland. By forming the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), the groups become part of a legally sanctioned authority in which property owners in a commercial area agree to assess themselves additional […]

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