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Volume 29 Issue 11

Johnstown coordinates services to ease freshmen through first year >

February 6th, 1997

In the past 10 years, approximately 29 percent of full- time freshmen at public colleges and universities did not return for their sophomore year. According to the American College Testing Program, the number for private institutions was about 26 percent. During that same period, Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) lost an average of about 22 percent […]

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Information ethics fund gets grant >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Scaife Family Foundation for its Information Ethics Fund. According to SIS Dean Toni Carbo, most of the money from the three-year grant will be used to support the school's information ethics courses and programs. A portion of the grant also will […]

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Nordenberg to be installed as chancellor at honors convocation >

February 6th, 1997

Mark Nordenberg will be formally installed as Pitt's 17th chancellor during the annual honors convocation on Feb. 28 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall. Honors convocation will follow Pitt's annual Founders Day celebration, Feb. 27, commemorating the 210th anniversary of the University's founding. Although Nordenberg was named chancellor by the Board […]

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March 1 is deadline for UPG campus president applications >

February 6th, 1997

Approximately 65 applications and nominations have been received for the presidency of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG). The deadline for applications is March 1, according to Joan Cutone, who is providing staff support for the search. Following a review of the applications and nominations by the search committee, five to seven candidates will be brought to […]

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Ridge recommends 2% increase for Pitt >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt would receive a 2 percent increase in its current $148.56 million state appropriation under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. In his Feb. 4 budget address, Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's funding by $2.97 million to $151.5 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The University has asked for $163.43 million, which would be […]

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Theatre arts taking Shakespeare to schools >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Department of Theatre Arts Shakespeare-in-the-Schools production of "Hamlet" began touring schools in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia this week and will continue through April 25. Performed by a small company of professional actors using full sets and costumes, the production is specifically designed to engage and cultivate the imaginations of young people. […]

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Provost urges FAS to take planning seriously >

February 6th, 1997

It's time for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) to get serious about developing a creative, long-range plan for improving itself, Provost James Maher said this week. Any such plan must come from FAS itself; the school shouldn't look to Pitt's central administration for answers, according to Maher, who said he is refusing to […]

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Physicals set for high school athletes >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Center for Sports Medicine will provide physical exams and musculoskeletal screenings Feb. 19 at Keystone Oaks High School. Physical exams are required by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) before any student can participate in inter-high school sports. Musculoskeletal screenings, which are not required by the PIAA, include tests of muscle strength and flexibility, […]

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Senate president wants to retain faculty, staff, student votes on Board of Trustees' committees >

February 6th, 1997

University Senate President Keith McDuffie says he will make one last effort to convince Pitt's Board of Trustees to keep faculty, staff and students as voting members of board committees. "Removing faculty, staff and students from those committees would be a step backward in University governance," McDuffie told Faculty Assembly at its Feb. 4 meeting. […]

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