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Volume 29 Issue 3

Pitt FY98 request to state has 4.5% hike in tuition, compensation >

September 26th, 1996

The pool of money for Pitt faculty and staff salaries and fringe benefits would increase by 4.5 percent next summer, if the state government accepts a fiscal year 1998 funding request that the University's administration submitted to the state Department of Education this week. The request also proposes hiking tuition next fall by no more […]

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Top administrators' pay raises approved >

September 26th, 1996

For the first time in the history of Pitt, a portion of the chancellor's salary has been tied to performance. Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the board's compensation committee on Sept. 18 approved an annual base salary of $225,000 for Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. The increase is retroactive to June 20, when Nordenberg was […]

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Search to begin again for Detre's successor >

September 26th, 1996

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has decided to re-open the search for a successor to Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Thomas Detre. Nordenberg said he hopes to identify a successor by next summer, so he or she could be in place for the fall 1997 term. The chancellor also said he still is considering merging the […]

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3 business/finance administrators leave University, 4th to follow in late October >

September 26th, 1996

Three key members of Pitt's business and finance staff left the University this month, and a fourth will resign at the end of October. Gary T. Warchock, director of Central Business Services, resigned Sept. 9 and left Pitt that day. Likewise, L. Thomas Hussey, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management, resigned Sept. 13, which was […]

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Pitt distance education task force sends recommendations to Maher >

September 26th, 1996

Pitt has been offering distance education courses on- and off-campus since 1972 but has never had University-wide distance education policies or procedures. That will change if Pitt's administration accepts the recommendations of a Distance Education Task Force, appointed by Provost James Maher in fall 1995 to analyze academic, financial and technical issues related to distance […]

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Trustees' committee okays GSPIA program despite questions about proliferation of degrees at Pitt >

September 26th, 1996

The Board of Trustees' academic affairs/libraries committee Sept. 19 endorsed a new Master of Public Policy and Management program in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). The new program is designed for students with at least five years' experience as managers and public policy makers. "It is fully compatible with GSPIA's mission […]

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Art, architecture trips open to public >

September 26th, 1996

Pitt's Department of the History of Art and Architecture has two field trips planned for October that are open to the public. Frank Toker will lead a trip to five of the best preserved early American architecture sites in western Pennsylvania Oct. 13. The trip will visit the Neal log house, Schenley Park; Woodville or […]

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Looking for a cure? Pharmacy museum has solutions for what ailed them long ago >

September 26th, 1996

Guaranteed to be a baby in every bottle. That was the once famous advertising claim of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. But guaranteeing fertility was not the only thing that this "woman's medicine" from the early 20th century promised. According to the label, it also relieved "hot flashes and certain other symptoms associated with 'change […]

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