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Volume 39 Issue 13

City ponders nonprofit fees >

March 8th, 2007

City officials are considering establishing a formula under which nonprofit institutions in Pittsburgh, such as Pitt, would pay annual fees in lieu of taxes. Currently, the University is part of a consortium formed in 2005 that contributes voluntarily to the city’s coffers as a trade-off for their property tax-exempt status. Under a deal brokered by […]

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Cathedral of Learning restoration project set >

March 8th, 2007

On the 220th anniversary of Pitt’s founding, trustees approved a $4.8 million project to clean and refurbish the exterior of the University’s signature building, the Cathedral of Learning. The project, expected to start March 12 and run through September, is the first large-scale exterior preservation effort for the 42-story Cathedral, Pitt officials said. At a […]

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Pitt past, future highlighted at honors convocation >

March 8th, 2007

Speakers at the University’s honors convocation marked Pitt’s 220th anniversary with a look into its past as well as its future. The convocation honored academic awardees; student leadership award winners and study abroad scholarship winners; faculty awardees, including recipients of the Chancellor’s awards for distinguished public service, distinguished research and distinguished teaching and emeriti awards; […]

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Senate officer candidates announced >

March 8th, 2007

This year’s slate for University Senate officers has been set. The candidates are: President: John J. Baker (incumbent), associate professor, microbiology-biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine; and Michael R. Pinsky, professor, critical care medicine, bioengineering and anesthesiology, School of Medicine. Vice president: Thomas Buchele, clinical associate professor, School of Law; and Catherine Greeno, associate professor, School […]

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Senate scraps ad hoc recycling committee >

March 8th, 2007

The University Senate is disbanding its ad hoc committee on recycling, which was formed last spring. At Faculty Assembly’s Feb. 27 meeting, committee chair Irene Frieze delivered a final report on recycling, but stressed that the issue will not be abandoned. “We feel that many of our concerns have now been incorporated into the Senate […]

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Tighten your belts, lawmakers tell university leaders >

March 8th, 2007

HARRISBURG — “Once you get yourself into a hole, it’s really hard to climb out,” Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg told state House of Representatives appropriations committee members Feb. 27 as he testified about Pitt’s budget needs alongside fellow presidents of Pennsylvania’s three other state-related universities. Later in the day Nordenberg reiterated the message to Senate […]

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