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Volume 41 Issue 22

City plan could be costly for Pitt >

July 9th, 2009

Last week’s approval by Pittsburgh City Council and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl of the five-year roadmap to steady the city’s shaky finances potentially could cost Pitt some major bucks. The new Amended Recovery Plan, mandated by a state-appointed oversight board under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act 47, has authorized the city to pursue several new revenue-generating […]

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Puzzling out Pitt's academic calendar >

July 9th, 2009

As sure as the summer months bring warmer weather, they also bring the University’s newest academic calendar, the 8.5 x 11-inch tri-fold brochure delivered to all employee campus addresses that lays out important dates over the next four academic terms. This year’s version, already posted online (www.provost.pitt.edu/information-oncalendar.html), will cover July 2009-December 2011, plus the start […]

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Delay sought in fraud case asset distribution >

July 9th, 2009

Pitt and others who invested money with firms associated with disgraced investment fund operators Paul Greenwood and Stephen Walsh will have to wait at least until fall for a federal judge’s decision on a distribution of assets if a receiver’s request for more time to sort out how those assets should be disbursed is approved. […]

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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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