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Volume 35 Issue 8

Number of applicants likely to set record >

December 5th, 2002

The number of students applying to be freshmen at the Pittsburgh campus in fall 2003 probably will exceed 20,000 — topping the current record of 15,888 freshman applications, set last year — according to projections by Pitt's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Office director Betsy A. Porter said: "As we're looking to slightly reduce […]

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Volunteer Pool sponsors holiday gift drive for Family Houses >

December 5th, 2002

What did members of Pitt's community do some 3,700 times this year? They volunteered for Pitt's Volunteer Pool activities. According to Gwen Watkins, interim Volunteer Pool coordinator, 3,756 volunteers participated in 45 projects in 2002. Watkins said 1,160 volunteers, including 300-plus who took part in Pitt's annual Day of Caring events, gave their time for […]

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Pitt consulting counterparts on same-sex health benefits >

December 5th, 2002

Pitt administrators are consulting regularly with their counterparts from Pennsylvania's other state-related universities about possibly extending health benefits to employees' same-sex partners, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said. In a Nov. 20 letter to University Senate President James Cassing, Nordenberg replied to a Faculty Assembly request for a progress report on the issue. The following is […]

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Pitt recognizes long-term staff >

December 5th, 2002

40-year awards Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business *Kopchak, Ronda R. Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management *Bouloubasis, John W. ************* 30-year awards Office of Student Affairs *Chergi, Christine A. *Milani, Terrence E. *Stevenson, Verlia P. Office of the Provost *Ore, Bonnie J. *Pitcairn, Carol A. Faculty of Arts and Sciences […]

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Dec. 18 is deadline for staff award nominations >

December 5th, 2002

Members of the University community are invited to nominate outstanding Pitt staff members for the annual Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award for Staff. The service award, the highest award that Pitt grants to staff members, honors staff who demonstrate dedication to their units and community service beyond their job responsibilities. All classified full- and part-time staff […]

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SAC book award winners announced >

December 5th, 2002

The inaugural winners of the Staff Association Council's (SAC) Book Fund for Children of Staff were announced yesterday at the long-term staff annual reception. The annual book fund provides financial assistance toward the purchase of books for selected undergraduates attending any of the five Pitt campuses whose parent or legal guardian is a Pitt staff […]

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