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Volume 41 Issue 22

Provost nixes SAC proposal >

July 9th, 2009

The Staff Association Council’s (SAC) proposal that the senior administration offer non-monetary compensation alternatives for staff in lieu of salary raises for fiscal year 2010 has been rejected. In March, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced there would be no increase in the salary pool in FY10, which began July 1. Last month, SAC’s salary and job […]

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Pitt participating in vets program >

July 9th, 2009

Pitt is one of some 500 U.S. higher education institutions voluntarily offering tuition remission and other benefits under the Yellow Ribbon GI education enhancement program, part of the new GI Bill. Under the new GI Bill — officially the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 — all eligible veterans receive an amount equal to […]

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Storm cleanup continues >

July 9th, 2009

Cleanup is continuing following heavy June storms that caused flooding or other water damage in a number of University buildings on the Pittsburgh and Greensburg campuses. A preliminary report by Facilities Management estimated the damage to University properties in Pittsburgh at more than $497,000. In addition to an estimate of nearly $300,000 in damages tallied […]

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Vision center gets $3 million donation >

July 9th, 2009

UPMC’s Center for Vision Restoration and Pitt announced a $3 million gift from alumnus Louis J. Fox. UPMC has pledged to match Fox’s donation. Fox was diagnosed 10 years ago with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), an incurable condition caused by blood vessel obstruction. To honor him the center is being renamed the Louis J. […]

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Outlook for state budget funds bleak >

July 9th, 2009

As Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg enumerated Pitt’s recent and ongoing fiscal challenges at the June 26 Board of Trustees meeting, more bad news for Pitt was being released in the state capital. In a midday press conference, Gov. Edward G. Rendell was announcing a new round of proposed budget cuts that included an additional 13 […]

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