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Volume 33 Issue 12

Pitt has no plans to abandon SAT requirement >

February 22nd, 2001

The president of the University of California (UC) recently recommended that the system stop requiring high school students to take the math and verbal Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) to gain admission. Richard C. Atkinson questioned whether the tests accurately predict students' ability in college, and noted that the SAT is widely viewed as being biased […]

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15 winners of chancellor's faculty awards for teaching, research, public service announced >

February 22nd, 2001

Winners of the 2001 chancel- lor's awards for distinguished teaching, research and public service, announced this month, will be honored at Pitt's annual honors convocation. Teaching award recipients are: Donald B. Egolf, Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS); E. Bruce Goldstein, Department of Psychology, FAS; James R. Johnston, Department of Medicine, School […]

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Pitt may have to pay more for its "free" Port Authority bus rides >

February 22nd, 2001

Pitt may have to pay more to have its fac- ulty, staff and students ride Port Authority vehicles free of charge. The University should expect a request to renegotiate the fees of the contract that enables eligible Pitt I.D. holders free rides on buses and light-rail transit, a Port Authority spokesperson said. Pitt is in […]

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Pitt slated to get parts of other state program funds >

February 22nd, 2001

In addition to recommending a $173.3 million state appropriation for Pitt during the fiscal year that begins July 1, Gov. Tom Ridge has proposed that the University get portions of funding for various other state programs. Ridge recommended $6 million for higher education equipment grants, which are allocated to Pennsylvania colleges and universities based on […]

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