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Volume 34 Issue 20

Students' use of 'The Pete' to determine non-student access >

June 13th, 2002

Whether access to recreation facilities at the Petersen Events Center will remain restricted to students — or whether faculty and staff will be allowed to exercise there, too — will depend on student usage during the center's first months of operation, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said this week. In responding to Faculty Assembly's recent request that […]

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Faculty Assembly may press for answer about same-sex benefits >

June 13th, 2002

Does Chancellor Mark Nordenberg favor or oppose extending Pitt health benefits to employees' same-sex domestic partners? How, and when, will his administration proceed on the same-sex benefits issue? Faculty Assembly will press Nordenberg to answer these questions next fall, if the chairperson of the University Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee has his way. Richard Tobias announced […]

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Richard McDowell: Pitt-Bradford's 'hometown boy' president looks back on his 29-year

tenure >

June 13th, 2002

In 1973, at age 29, Richard E. McDowell took over the reins at Pitt's Bradford campus, becoming only the second president in the institution's nearly 40-year history. Now, 29 years later, McDowell is stepping down to return to teaching part time at Bradford, and to raise grant money and expand the projects of the college's […]

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Chancellor defends Pitt's response to Hillel graffiti >

June 13th, 2002

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg this week denied accusations that his administration responded apathetically to anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on the Hillel Jewish University Center several weeks ago. At Faculty Assembly on June 4, Richard Tobias — chairperson of the University Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee — called the Pitt administration's response "bland," contrasting it unfavorably with Carnegie Mellon […]

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7 nominated as trustees >

June 13th, 2002

Pitt's Board of Trustees on June 20 will consider seven candidates for membership. Nominated as special trustees are: * Bibiana Boerio, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Ford Financial in Dearborn, Mich. Prior to her current position, Boerio was finance director of Jaguar Cars, Ltd., in Coventry, England. She earned her M.B.A. at […]

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Research shows children benefit from Early Head Start Programs >

June 13th, 2002

Children who participated in Early Head Start programs showed stronger cognitive, language, social and emotional skills than children in a control group of equal size, according to a seven-year study conducted in Pittsburgh and 16 other U.S. cities. Early Head Start promotes healthy development of low-income children younger than age 3, and their families. Besides […]

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SAC president objects to computer fee hike for staff >

June 13th, 2002

The president of the Staff Association Council (SAC) is protesting a proposed steep increase in a fee charged to staff who take classes at Pitt. Currently, all part-time students, including staff, are charged $30 per term for a computer usage fee. Under a recommendation passed by a Board of Trustees committee last month, the fee […]

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There's no place like home for a pair of peregrine falcons >

June 13th, 2002

Bird lovers, grab your binoculars and head on over to the Cathedral of Learning. There is a new bird family in town and they're nesting high atop the Cathedral of Learning. Outside the Cathedral's 40th floor reside several of the newest members of the University community, four peregrine falcon chicks. Although the parent falcons have […]

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Building, renovation projects okayed >

June 13th, 2002

Pitt trustees have approved more than $30 million worth of building and renovation projects at the Pittsburgh, Bradford and Johnstown campuses, along with three lease arrangements. The trustees' property and facilities committee — which is authorized to approve building projects of more than $1 million and oversee property transactions in excess of $500,000 — gave […]

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Oakland street paving planned >

June 13th, 2002

Nine streets in Oakland are expected to be re-paved this summer. But construction of an underground pedestrian tunnel that would affect traffic on Fifth Avenue for six-eight weeks has been delayed until summer 2003, according to the city's Department of Public Works. The tunnel will connect the UPMC medical campus north of Fifth Avenue at […]

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