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Volume 41 Issue 19

SAC proposes non-monetary alternatives to raises for FY10 >

May 28th, 2009

The Staff Association Council (SAC) is proposing non-monetary compensation alternatives for staff in lieu of salary raises for fiscal year 2010. In March, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced there would be no increase in the salary pool in FY10. (See March 5 University Times.) According to Monika Losagio, chair of SAC’s salary and job classification committee, […]

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Correction >

May 28th, 2009

In an obituary in the May 14 issue, a sculpture was credited incorrectly to Virgil Cantini. The “Song to Nature,” part of the fountain outside the Frick Fine Arts Building, was designed and erected by American sculptor Victor Brenner.

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Food drive donations double this year >

May 28th, 2009

Pitt’s 23rd annual Partnership for Food drive, which ran through April, shattered all records this year. The food drive benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a nonprofit organization in Duquesne that stores and distributes food and other grocery products to area soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, schools and homeless shelters. “We had well […]

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PITT ARTS increases ticket sales 20 percent >

May 28th, 2009

PITT ARTS reached a new milestone this year with more than 12,000 tickets sold in its “cheap seats” program. The program allows Pitt students, faculty and staff to purchase deeply discounted tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater and other area arts presenters. The 12,182 tickets sold represents […]

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Schiffer, Watkins run for SAC president >

May 28th, 2009

This year’s election for Staff Association Council (SAC) president pits Fred Schiffer, chair of the safety and security committee, against Gwendolyn L. Watkins, vice president of steering. The SAC officers’ slate was announced at the May 20 meeting. Voting continues until 2:30 p.m. June 16. Only full members are eligible to vote. The results will […]

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Romoff's $4.4 million is top UPMC FY08 pay >

May 28th, 2009

UPMC president and CEO Jeffrey R. Romoff again topped the list of the health care system’s highest paid employees in fiscal year 2008. Romoff made $4,448,181, and was paid $72,367 in benefits, according to IRS form 990, which requires tax-exempt corporations to report compensation for their five top-earning, non-officer employees as well as for officers, […]

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NAACP president exhorts Pitt law grads to improve on U.S. Constitution >

May 28th, 2009

“You already know the breadth and the limits of our Constitution,” Benjamin Todd Jealous told the 2009 graduates of the School of Law at a May 15 ceremony. “The greatest question before you now, the one that will define your personal legacy, is: What will you do with the privilege and the power you are […]

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Opinions sought on proposed bus changes >

May 28th, 2009

The Port Authority of Allegheny County’s transit routes are getting a makeover and now is the time for riders and interested others to put in their 2 cents’ worth on the concepts being considered. The Port Authority is accepting public feedback through June and, after additional public review in late summer, expects to present a […]

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1st designated smoking spot established >

May 28th, 2009

A designated smoking area, the first approved since the University adopted a revised smoking policy in September 2007, has been established outside the Graduate School of Public Health. Signs have been posted on the exterior of Parran Hall to direct smokers to the designated area on the North Bouquet Street side of the building. Inside, […]

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