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Volume 35 Issue 9

Obituary — Corrinne M. Barnes >

January 9th, 2003

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 31 in Heinz Chapel for Corinne M. Barnes, professor emeritus of pediatric nursing at the School of Nursing, who died on Nov. 19, 2002. She was 74. Barnes received her bachelor’s in nursing education from Pitt in 1960, a master’s in nursing care of children […]

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The cost of health care: How much and who pays? >

January 9th, 2003

Three health care industry experts agree that the cost of health care in the United States is “out of control.” Contributing factors to an overall increase of 13.7 percent in health care premiums nationally between 2001 and 2002 alone include more than 40 million uninsured Americans, the growing cost of medical research and high-tech health […]

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Obituary — Willard William Korth >

January 9th, 2003

Willard W. Korth, emeritus associate professor in the School of Education, died Dec. 12, 2002, of renal failure due to diabetes. He was 74. A native of Pierce, Nebraska, Korth came to Pitt in 1970 as associate professor of science education and associate director of Pitt’s earth science program. In addition to his teaching duties […]

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Governor-elect’s plan is not a solution to malpractice cost problem, UPP head says >

January 9th, 2003

Governor-elect Ed Rendell’s proposal for controlling the cost of medical malpractice insurance promises, at best, a short-term fix, says the head of the physician practice plan that includes more than 1,200 Pitt School of Medicine faculty members. Rendell’s proposal “doesn’t really, in our opinion, solve the underlying problems that have created this current malpractice crisis,” […]

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New international phone rates expected to save some money, but faculty contend some rates still too high >

January 9th, 2003

The University saved $1.3 million in telecommunications services costs over the last 18 months and expects additional savings on certain international phone rates beginning this month. But some members of a University Senate committee say it isn’t enough. While budget policies committee (BPC) members alleged Dec. 5 that the international phone rates for University personnel […]

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State orders 1% cut in Pitt appropriation >

January 9th, 2003

Governor Mark Schweiker has frozen 1 percent of the state’s non-preferred expenditures, including appropriations to Pennsylvania’s state-related universities — Pitt, Penn State, Temple and Lincoln. Schweiker imposed the freeze Dec. 10 in an effort to help Governor-elect Ed Rendell balance the state’s budget. If it becomes permanent, the freeze would reduce Pitt’s state funding by […]

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Cell phones reduce use of dorm phones >

January 9th, 2003

Pitt may have to re-assess its phone policy for on-campus residents because of an unanticipated cultural change among students, according to a University official. Jinx Walton, director of Computing Services and Systems Development, told a Dec. 6 Senate budget policies committee meeting that Pitt students, like their counterparts around the nation, are relying more on […]

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