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Volume 40 Issue 1

Pitt drops 2 places in U.S. News rankings >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt tied for 59th — down two spots from last year — among the nation’s PhD-granting universities in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings, the first time in seven years that the University dropped in this national ranking. Pitt tied with Rutgers and the University of Georgia. Pitt, Rutgers […]

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What's New? – Things >

August 30th, 2007

The African studies program, in conjunction with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, is planning a Teach Africa Youth Forum Oct. 30 in which students in grades 6-12 may interact with African studies faculty, policy makers, experts from Africa, African artists and the local African […]

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How Pitt stacks up in PA >

August 30th, 2007

Following are highlights from a comparison of select Pennsylvania institutions from data in U.S. News and World Report’s 2008 “best colleges” edition: • Acceptance rate: Pitt accepted 56 percent (up from 53 percent in last year’s U.S. News data) of its applicants for fall 2006’s entering class (of 18,195 total applicants); Penn State, 58 percent […]

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Volunteers sought for Day of Caring >

August 30th, 2007

The 17th annual Pitt Day of Caring is set for Sept. 28. More than 400 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected for one of the area’s largest community service projects. This year’s Day of Caring will feature more projects than ever, both in local neighborhoods close to campus and at agencies of […]

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Pitt students “at a glance” >

August 30th, 2007

U.S. News and World Report’s 2008 “best colleges” edition also features “your school at a glance” quick facts, including a breakdown of the undergraduate student body. Among the 17,246 undergraduates enrolled at the Pittsburgh campus in fall 2006, 85 percent of students, exclusive of international students, came from Pennsylvania; 89 percent of students were full […]

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Tour shows Oakland is “redding up” >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt and city officials hit the Oakland streets this month for another “redd up Oakland” inspection tour designed to counter landlord abuses, identify dilapidated properties and educate tenants in Oakland’s student-heavy residential sections. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, flanked by two city building inspectors and three code enforcement officers, reprised their surprise inspection […]

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Complaints about U.S. News rankings grow >

August 30th, 2007

Like swallows flying to Capistrano each March, every August officials at higher education institutions scramble to trumpet — or to downplay — their standing in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” rankings. University administrators recognize the inevitable popularity of the annual rankings among college-shopping students and their parents — the college guide […]

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Pitt, Port Authority continue talks >

August 30th, 2007

Pitt continues to negotiate a new contract for free rides on Port Authority of Allegheny County vehicles. The three-year contract between the parties was set to expire at the end of July, but on July 27 the Port Authority board approved a two-month contract extension with the University that allows Pittsburgh campus faculty, staff and […]

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Making Pitt Work: Ellen York >

August 30th, 2007

Behind the scenes at Pitt, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data entry specialists, costume designers to biosafety officers, photographers to accountants, staff at Pitt perform tasks great and small, year-in and year-out, for the greater good of […]

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U.S. News ranks UPMC 13th among “best hospitals” >

August 30th, 2007

UPMC again has received national recognition for its clinical programs, coming in No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” ranking. The 2007 results place UPMC one notch higher than last year and mark its eighth appearance on the honor roll, which includes only 18 hospitals nationwide. In addition, […]

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