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Volume 41 Issue 3

Obituary: Keiko I. McDonald >

September 25th, 2008

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 in Heinz Memorial Chapel for long-time faculty member Keiko I. McDonald, who died Sept. 14, 2008, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center, following an accident. She was 68. An avid angler, McDonald apparently slipped into a stream while fishing and was knocked unconscious. The […]

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CL lighting up for festival >

September 25th, 2008

The Cathedral of Learning and Stephen Foster Memorial will become colorful lighted sculptures next month as part of the Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights. Two different designs will transform the buildings during the month-long festival. With six area buildings featuring artistic lighting installations and 15 others enhancing their existing lighting, the Pittsburgh festival is being […]

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Obituary: David L. Blackmore >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt-Bradford associate professor emeritus David L. Blackmore Sr. died Aug. 13, 2008, at UPMC Montefiore of complications from diabetes. He was 66. An economics graduate of Grove City College, Blackmore earned his MBA from Harvard in 1967. He worked at investment brokerage firm Hefren Tillotson in Pittsburgh before returning to his hometown of Kane, Pa., […]

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Pitt prof apologizes for behavior at debate >

September 25th, 2008

In the aftermath of a shouting match between coaches at a national debate tournament that drew international attention online, Pitt has announced that communication professor Shanara Reid-Brinkley, director of the University’s debate team, will not act as a debate tournament coach or travel with competitive debate teams this academic year. In addition, Pitt will not […]

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State money woes threaten cut in Pitt appropriation >

September 25th, 2008

Pitt could be forced to give back more than $7 million of its current state appropriation next June if the state’s financial picture fails to improve. Gov. Edward G. Rendell, citing sluggish revenue collections and rising unemployment among the factors behind his actions, last week directed his cabinet secretaries to identify 4.25 percent of their […]

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SAC vote on term limits postponed >

September 25th, 2008

A lack of a quorum at the Sept. 17 Staff Association Council meeting prevented a vote on a proposal to eliminate term limits for SAC officers. Action by the full membership was tabled until SAC’s Oct. 15 meeting. SAC bylaws require a quorum of three-fifths of the group’s full members for votes or official action […]

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Pitt's requests 8.5% hike in state funding for FY10 >

September 25th, 2008

In its annual budget request to the state, the University has asked for an 8.5 percent increase in next year’s appropriation. The request, submitted Sept. 22 to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, seeks a total of $205.34 million in state support including $180.95 million for educational and general (E&G) expenses. At that level of state […]

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