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Volume 41 Issue 20

University seeking return of $21.25 million last-minute investment >

June 11th, 2009

In an attempt to reduce the University’s potential losses, Pitt lawyers are arguing for the return of $21.25 million that was sent to an investment firm just as the fund operators’ apparent misappropriation of investors’ funds was being uncovered. Pitt wired the money to Connecticut-based WG Trading Co. on Feb. 6, just days before regulators […]

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Campus staff leaders: Morale a concern >

June 11th, 2009

Staff leaders from Pitt’s five campuses met last week to discuss workplace issues common to staff. Those issues included: communication channels between staff members and the administration of the respective campuses; communication channels between the regional campus groups and the Pittsburgh campus Staff Association Council (SAC); flex-time policies for staff, and morale concerns. Several of […]

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Boulevard of the Allies Bridge dedicated >

June 11th, 2009

A plaque recognizing the collaborative effort between community groups and government transportation authorities was unveiled June 2 in a brief ceremony beneath the Boulevard of the Allies Bridge. The plaque, which reads in part, “In honor of the exemplary community partnership that guided the design and reconstruction of this bridge,” is flanked by two restored […]

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UPJ makes 100% effort to help new grads find jobs, grad school >

June 11th, 2009

The clock is ticking at Pitt-Johnstown as a summer-long “100 Days —100 Percent” initiative aims to ensure that recent graduates have the campus Career Services office’s undivided attention as they seek employment or further education. UPJ President Jem Spectar, who touted the initiative in his remarks at the campus’s April 25 commencement ceremony, said, “We […]

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Clarification >

June 11th, 2009

Clarification A proposal under consideration by the Staff Association Council benefits committee, if approved by the University, would expand Pitt’s sick leave policy to allow volunteer donations of sick days to a common pool for use by other staff who have exhausted their time-off options but who are not ready to return to work for […]

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