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Volume 29 Issue 19

UPBC expected to discuss raises, tuition hikes today >

May 29th, 1997

At a meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. today, May 29, the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) is expected to vote on recommended salary and tuition increases for next year. According to several committee members, the key issue that UPBC and its budget parameters subcommittee have debated in recent weeks has been whether to recommend: […]

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Disability Resources staff expands to meet burgeoning student need >

May 29th, 1997

In 1993, Pitt's Office of Disability Resources and Services employed just one staff member (director Marcie Roberts) and served 86 students. With the hiring June 3 of a learning disabilities specialist, Lynnett Van Slyke, the office will be up to five full-time staff members serving approximately 700 students and 25 faculty and staff members. Only […]

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Benefits glitch corrected >

May 29th, 1997

About 100 faculty and staff who changed their medical insurance coverage for the next fiscal year mistakenly were sent letters telling them they had chosen not to participate in any Pitt medical insurance plans. Corrected letters were mailed to those employees last week, said James Edgerton, Pitt director of compensation and benefits. He blamed the […]

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Staff involvement vital, SAC president stresses at Bradford campus meeting >

May 29th, 1997

BRADFORD-Even though work and family pressures can make participation in Staff Association Council (SAC) difficult, involvement with the organization is important, SAC President Brian Hart told the Council of Campuses at its meeting here May 20. The Council of Campuses was formed by SAC about two years ago to periodically bring together staff on the […]

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Facilities Management goes on-line with work requests >

May 29th, 1997

Need to have your office air conditioning fixed or a cracked window replaced? In the past, such work requests found their way to the Office of Facilities Management through a hodgepodge of channels, including telephone calls, fax messages, campus mail and even word-of-mouth. Requests coming in from so many different sources could take days to […]

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Eduardo Lozano Book collector extraordinaire >

May 29th, 1997

This month, Pitt officially named its 340,000-volume treasure trove of Latin American books and documents the "Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection," after the man who almost single-handedly has assembled the collection over the last 30 years. His colleagues admit the naming was largely a formality. "Internationally, it's never been known as the Pitt Latin […]

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'Christmas in April' volunteers needed >

May 29th, 1997

Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) Staff Association needs volunteers for its annual "Christmas in April" project on June 7. The project, in which volunteers paint and/or repair a home in the Bradford area, is called Christmas in April after a similar program in Texas. Since Bradford's weather usually is too cold for working outside in April, […]

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Rulings barring affirmative action have no bearing on Pitt admissions >

May 29th, 1997

The decision of the Board of Regents of the University of California to discontinue any consideration of ethnicity, race or gender as factors in admission; the passage of Proposition 209 by California voters banning the use of race and gender in affirmative action programs run by the state, and the Hopwood ruling by the Fifth […]

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Public Safety director Boyd resigns >

May 29th, 1997

Citing personal reasons, Pitt Public Safety director Rick Boyd resigned from his job May 16. Because of leave time, however, he will remain on the University payroll until Aug. 16. Associate Vice Chancellor for Business John DeVitto has assumed control of Pitt's 70-officer police department, the third largest police department in Allegheny County. DeVitto, to […]

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Clinical practice plans being merged into single plan >

May 29th, 1997

Pitt's 18 clinical practice plans are merging into a single plan, which will be a not-for-profit subsidiary of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) System. The unified plan will be called University Physicians Practice. "We're shooting for October as the point we can incorporate the plan," said James Herndon, Pitt associate senior vice chancellor […]

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