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Volume 35 Issue 19

5 highest paid Pitt employees all med school profs >

May 29th, 2003

Pitt’s five highest-paid employees last year were all School of Medicine professors. They included: • James D. Luketich, an associate professor in the surgery department — $1,167,917 in salary and $20,572 in employer contributions to benefit plans. • L. Dade Lunsford, professor and chairperson of neurological surgery — $823,731 in salary and $24,460 in contributions […]

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Highest-paid contractors also on IRS forms >

May 29th, 2003

In addition to disclosing salary information, IRS Form 990s list the five independent contractors that received the most money from employers during FY 2001-02. For Pitt, those contractors included: • Computer consultant IT Convergence of San Francisco ($1,039,394) for work on Pitt’s new Human Resources and payroll information systems. • Investment advisers Capital Guardian Trust […]

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Mayor to plead case for taxing non-profits >

May 29th, 2003

Mayor Tom Murphy plans to talk at the June 3 Faculty Assembly meeting about the city’s financial woes and plead the case for taxing non-profit institutions such as Pitt. The city will face a $60 million shortfall starting July 1 unless it implements a series of budget cuts, and Pennsylvania’s General Assembly grants additional state […]

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Pitt meets city evacuation plan deadline >

May 29th, 2003

Pitt met the city’s May 15 deadline for submitting plans on how campus buildings with seven or more stories would be evacuated in an emergency. Now, Pitt — like other city employers with high-rise buildings — faces an Aug. 15 deadline for staging evacuation drills. A city ordinance passed in the aftermath of the Sept. […]

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The “golden age” of law is becoming tarnished of late >

May 29th, 2003

American civil litigation has been protecting the rights of the powerless and impoverished for much of the last half-century, said high-profile securities attorney William S. Lerach. But that golden age of American law has been tempered recently by a widespread and growing assault on the individual legal rights of U.S. citizens. “There have been changes […]

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On-line admissions here increase dramatically >

May 29th, 2003

The number of on-line applications to both Arts and Sciences (A&S) graduate programs and Pitt undergraduate programs is skyrocketing, reflecting the national trend away from paper applications. But because graduate applicants tend to be independent adults while undergraduate hopefuls usually need guidance from their families, electronic applications elicit different feelings among admissions specialists here. Associate […]

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