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Volume 33 Issue 18

Broder discusses changes in journalism >

May 17th, 2001

Washington Post correspondent David Broder said his newspaper is pumping $40 million-$50 million a year into its web site (and losing about half of that money) in the hope of luring and retaining readers in the digital age. The site averages 1 million hits daily, so the gamble is paying off in terms of readership, […]

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2 coaches near top of highest paid here last year >

May 17th, 2001

The head coaches of Pitt's football and men's basketball teams were among the University's five highest paid, non-officer employees during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2000, according to an IRS form that Pitt filed this week. Head basketball coach Ben Howland's salary was $1,004 higher than that of head football coach Walt Harris, […]

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Electrical outage affects 20 buildings >

May 17th, 2001

An electrical equipment failure May 11 at the Posvar Hall main circuitry vault caused much of the lower Pittsburgh campus to lose power between 3 and 9 p.m., according to the Office of Facilities Management. The following buildings were affected by the temporary outage: Posvar Hall, the Law Building, Mervis Hall, William Pitt Union, Litchfield […]

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Payment to top 5 companies listed >

May 17th, 2001

In addition to disclosing salary information, the University's IRS Form 990 lists the five independent contractors that received the most money from Pitt during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2000. Pitt paid $1,000,713 to architects Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates of Butler, Pa. for design work on campus building and renovation projects, including […]

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Pitt chosen to participate in Beckman Scholars Program >

May 17th, 2001

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Pitt for its Beckman Scholars Program, which supports undergraduate research in biochemistry, chemistry, and biological and medical sciences. Pitt's first two Beckman Scholars, both molecular biology majors, were chosen earlier this month: junior Robert J. Lee and senior William H. McCoy IV. Lee will work with Jeffrey […]

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SAC extends officer terms to 2 years >

May 17th, 2001

Staff Association Council (SAC) voted to extend officers' terms of service from one to two years. But SAC voted down a bylaws amendment to allow officers to run for the same office more than three consecutive terms. The latter vote means that Richard Colwell cannot run again for SAC president. Colwell has served three, one-year […]

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UPB starts environmental studies major >

May 17th, 2001

This fall the Bradford campus will launch a major in environmental studies, which will offer students an interdisciplinary course of study to prepare them for careers related to the environment. Students in the major will take courses in a variety of academic disciplines to ready them for careers in business, industry, education, communications, politics, resource […]

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Pitt has no comment on report it will study same-sex partner benefits >

May 17th, 2001

Pitt has refused to comment on a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that the University has agreed to study extending health benefits to domestic partners of its gay employees. The Post-Gazette reported May 9 that plaintiffs in a five-year-old lawsuit seeking extension of health benefits to same-sex partners of employees have agreed to temporarily suspend litigation in […]

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Electronic archive makes debut >

May 17th, 2001

A new electronic archive is in place at Pitt that allows philosophy of science scholars to post their new works on-line for immediate review by colleagues. The free PhilSci Archive is the first of its kind in the field of philosophy of science. A collaboration by the University Library System (ULS), Pitt's Center for Philosophy […]

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Some staff object to comments by University Senate president-elect >

May 17th, 2001

University Senate President-Elect James Cassing says he didn't mean to give the impression, through his recent comments to the University Times, that staff employees are anything less than essential and talented members of the Pitt community. Many staff members, including the president of Pitt's Staff Association Council (SAC), objected to remarks that Cassing made in […]

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