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Volume 34 Issue 20

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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2002 Affirmative Action Award >

June 13th, 2002

The University-Community Career Development Partnership (UCCDP) project, administered through Pitt’s School of Social Work, has received the 2002 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. The project helps participants to bridge the gap from welfare to employment. Since UCCDP’s founding in 1991, the project’s graduates (nearly all minority women) have been hired in at least 15 Pitt or […]

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