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Volume 33 Issue 18

Cost of living raises for satisfactory work is not primary goal of salary policy, Council told >

May 17th, 2001

Awarding cost-of-living raises to University employees who do satisfactory work should be a high priority, but it never has been the primary goal of Pitt's salary policy, senior administrators said last week. With Pitt salary budgets running only a percentage point or two above inflation in recent years, overemphasizing cost-of-living raises can worsen pay inequities […]

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Phrasing attributed to Pitt salary policy was UPBC's >

May 17th, 2001

According to Pitt's salary policy, faculty and staff judged by their supervisors to have done satisfactory work should receive cost-of-living raises equal to the previous year's inflation rate. But, contrary to a story in the May 3 University Times, the policy does not specify that cost-of-living raises may be less than the full rate of […]

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Report details subsidy of athletics: $11 million in direct, indirect costs >

May 17th, 2001

Pitt subsidized its intercollegiate athletics program by nearly $11 million last year, according to a study by the University's Office of Budget and Controller. The $11 million figure included both direct and indirect support. Direct support attributed to athletics includes coaches' salaries, travel and business expenses, and student financial aid, among other operating expenses. For […]

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Boulevard of the Allies restrictions scheduled to begin May 22 >

May 17th, 2001

Outbound lanes from Downtown on the Boulevard of the Allies will be closed beginning May 22 at 9 a.m. while the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) repairs a 1.6-mile stretch of roadway. PennDOT will repave the Boulevard between the Liberty and Birmingham bridges and anchor the road to the hillside. Outbound lanes are expected to […]

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Ballot initiatives: The wrong way to create laws, columnist insists >

May 17th, 2001

Unquestionably, there is distrust and cynicism toward the U.S. system of representative government, according to a prominent national political pundit. But the most popular "solution" to this problem is moving the country in the wrong direction, away from its founding principles and potentially into a system of unjust laws. "The widespread preference for writing laws […]

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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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