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Volume 40 Issue 3

Search group for AD named >

September 27th, 2007

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has appointed a search committee to identify a permanent director of athletics. Nordenberg this month named long-time Pitt athletics administrator Donna D. Sanft as interim director of athletics, succeeding Jeff Long, athletics director here since 2003, who accepted a similar position at the University of Arkansas. The committee is chaired by Executive […]

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New smoking policy approved >

September 27th, 2007

“Step away from the building” is the new message to smokers at Pitt. The University has adopted a policy that prohibits smoking within 15 feet of primary entrances and air intakes on campus. The action, approved Tuesday by Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran on behalf of the University’s officers, takes effect immediately. “It’s a done […]

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A bit of CL history preserved >

September 27th, 2007

While an ambitious contractor on the Cathedral of Learning restoration project last month inadvertently scrubbed what was to have been a tribute to the Pittsburgh industrial heritage that blackened portions of the 70-year-old Cathedral’s limestone exterior, some darkened stone remains, albeit not in the spot some had planned. E. Maxine Bruhns, longtime director of Pitt’s […]

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Pitt asks state for 8.5 percent hike >

September 27th, 2007

In its annual budget request, the University is asking the state for an 8.5 percent increase in commonwealth support for fiscal year 2009, seeking $202.8 million, including nearly $178.3 million for education and general (E&G) funding. The request, released Sept. 21, states that with that level of state support, the University intends to limit tuition […]

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United Way drive to begin >

September 27th, 2007

Pitt’s 2007 United Way fundraising campaign begins Oct. 11, and will run through Nov. 30. This year’s campaign goal is $600,000. Last year, the University collected $553,247, surpassing the $500,000 goal. Faculty and staff pledged $520,702; retirees contributed $28,875, and special events brought in $3,580. There were 2,493 donors who pledged contributions during last year’s […]

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Green light expected for Port Authority deal >

September 27th, 2007

Free bus rides likely are here to stay — at least for the next five years. Pending final approval of a new five-year contract tomorrow, Sept. 28, by the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s board, Pittsburgh campus faculty, staff and students can continue to use their Pitt ID cards to ride Port Authority vehicles. Last […]

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United Way steering committee members named >

September 27th, 2007

Members of the 2007 Pitt United Way steering committee include campaign manager Anne Franks, Institutional Advancement (IA), and campaign co-chairs G. Reynolds Clark, community initiatives and chief of staff, Office of the Chancellor, and Daniel Edelstone, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, Health Sciences. Other steering committee members are: Andrew Blair, Office of the Provost; Kenyon […]

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