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Volume 35 Issue 17

Hearing held in same-sex benefits case >

May 1st, 2003

Having presented oral arguments April 23 in the lawsuit seeking to force Pitt to extend health benefits to its employees’ same-sex partners, attorneys are waiting for Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Gallo to rule on the University’s request for a permanent injunction in the case. Pitt has asked Gallo to permanently bar the […]

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Construction/renovation projects okayed >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt trustees this week approved four construction projects totaling more than $32 million, including one of a series of residence halls to be built on the Pittsburgh upper campus. The trustees’ property and facilities committee — which is authorized to approve building projects of more than $1 million — gave its okay April 28 to: […]

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Senate elects new officers, Bircher wins presidency >

May 1st, 2003

Nicholas G. Bircher, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been elected president of the University Senate for 2003-2004. Succeeding Bircher as the Senate’s vice president will be Irene Hanson Frieze, a professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies. Josephine E. Olson, a professor of business administration and economics, has been […]

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Senate committee members elected >

May 1st, 2003

The following faculty members have been elected to three-year terms on standing committees of the University Senate: Admissions and student aid Dennis Looney, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS); Patrick Smolinski, engineering, and Carol S. Stilley, nursing. Anti-discriminatory policies Anthony C. Infanti, law; Ethan P. Pullman, University Library System (ULS), and Mark A. Von Stein, […]

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SEIU spurns latest Pitt offer >

May 1st, 2003

Pitt upped its salary offer to the Pittsburgh campus service workers but a union official called Pitt’s latest proposal “unacceptable.” The 350 service employees, which include cleaners, maintenance workers, grounds-keepers and pool operators, are members of Division 29 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO. The SEIU workers have been negotiating with Pitt since […]

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