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Volume 39 Issue 20

City wants more money from nonprofits >

June 14th, 2007

If Pitt did not hold nonprofit status, the University would owe about $15 million a year in city taxes, according to an audit released last month. The audit of eight local institutions of higher education and 14 health care concerns completed by Anthony J. Pokora, acting city controller, showed Pitt owns tax-exempt property assessed at […]

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Farm to Pitt program begins >

June 14th, 2007

Registration has begun for the new “Farm to Pitt” program that enables University employees to subscribe to a weekly delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms. More than 400 people indicated interest in receiving information on the new community supported agriculture (CSA) program in an initial inquiry made last month, said David Eson […]

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State-relateds oppose inclusion in open records law >

June 14th, 2007

Representatives of Pitt, Penn State and Temple universities are united in their efforts to exclude Pennsylvania’s state-related universities from a proposal to strengthen the state’s open records law. A state Senate committee heard testimony June 4 on Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) that would expand the state’s 1957 Right to Know law to include community […]

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Pitt loses Upward Bound program >

June 14th, 2007

Pitt’s Upward Bound program has failed to make the cut for renewed funding by the U.S. Department of Education. The college preparatory program, which had been offered at Pitt since 1968, ended in May when the funding expired. It served more than 100 high school students a year through the School of Arts and Sciences’ […]

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New SAC members announced >

June 14th, 2007

The Staff Association Council (SAC) recently affirmed 10 new associate members, bringing SAC’s membership to 77, the highest total in several years. Associate members serve for six months before assuming full membership, when they become eligible to serve as SAC committee chairs. New associate members are: Christine Crawford, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate […]

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Pitt to receive EU collection >

June 14th, 2007

Pitt’s University Library System (ULS) will receive the European Union depository collection — the most extensive collection of public European Community/European Union (EU) documents and publications in North America — from the Delegation of the European Commission to the USA in Washington, D.C. The collection will be available intact to patrons of Pitt’s Hillman Library. […]

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GSPH fundraiser nets $2,700 >

June 14th, 2007

The Graduate School of Public Health raised $2,700 at an art and jewelry sale fundraiser to benefit the Evelyn H. Wei Memorial Scholarship Award in Epidemiology. The June 1 event, which featured works handmade by faculty, staff and friends of GSPH, drew 178 people. Organized by Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, vice chair for academics in epidemiology, the […]

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