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Volume 33 Issue 11

Ordinance affecting local vendors expected to go into effect next week >

February 8th, 2001

Local regulations governing street vendors, including the popular mobile eateries dotting the Pittsburgh campus, will change under a new city ordinance expected to be finalized next week. The ordinance will require street vendors to obtain a vending license, renewable annually; to prove that they have paid taxes; to abide by relevant health codes; to comply […]

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UPMC Health Plan rep defends organization against complaints >

February 8th, 2001

Responding to charges of billing errors, a UPMC Health Plan representative denied the severity of the problem before a University Senate committee last week. Don Williams, the UPMC Health Plan's primary representative for the Pitt account, was invited to the Senate benefits and welfare committee meeting Jan. 31 to respond to allegations that the health […]

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New study-abroad program to match faculty, Honors College undergrads for field research >

February 8th, 2001

A novel new Pitt study-abroad program will match faculty with teams of University Honors College undergraduates, to collaborate on field research in foreign countries. The Research Abroad Program (RAP) will award each participating student a $3,000 stipend, and each participating faculty member the same stipend plus an expense allowance based on the U.S. State Department […]

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Pitt signs deal with Stargate as ISP >

February 8th, 2001

Pitt computer network users soon will have the option of paying a monthly fee to subscribe to an Internet service provider (ISP) for improved remote network access. Provost James V. Maher told Senate Council Monday that a preferred partnership contract had been signed this week with Stargate, a local ISP company. For a monthly fee […]

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The U.S. and the E.U.: Partners and rivals both, lecturer reports >

February 8th, 2001

Europe and the United States probably will continue to squabble over trade subsidies, defense burden-sharing, and the pros and cons of hormone-fortified poultry, British Labour Party member of Parliament Denis MacShane told a Pitt audience last week. But as a new century begins, both sides of the North Atlantic share an all-but-unshakable commitment to democracy, […]

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Governor's proposed appropriation for Pitt is less than current amount >

February 8th, 2001

Pitt officials voiced disappointment with Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed appropriation to the University for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2001 — $173.3 million, or $4.1 million less than Pitt is receiving this year. But Chancellor Mark Nordenberg noted that the governor's proposal was only the first stage in the budget process. "Obviously, […]

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Former employee files suit against Pitt charging harassment based on disability >

February 8th, 2001

A former employee is suing the University, charging harassment and discrimination based on his disability. The University denies the allegations, a Pitt spokesperson said. Eugene Heinack, who worked in the Graphics, Marketing and Printing department's printshop and bindery from June 1983 until he resigned his position in May 1999, alleges that co-workers harassed and humiliated […]

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