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Volume 30 Issue 5

Vote to eliminate CREF's tobacco stocks, Assembly urges Pitt participants >

October 23rd, 1997

Some people would walk a mile for a Camel (assuming their hearts and lungs could handle the trip). Faculty Assembly merely wants Pitt employees who participate in the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund pension plan to open their mail from TIAA-CREF this month — and then complete and return an enclosed ballot, […]

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Faculty may ask Pitt to divest of tobacco stocks >

October 23rd, 1997

Now that Faculty Assembly has endorsed a proposal to extinguish tobacco stocks from the College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) retirement plan, some University Senate leaders are considering asking the Pitt Board of Trustees to divest the University's own endowment of tobacco company stocks. Pitt owns about $1.6 million worth of stock in companies involved in […]

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Greensburg making plans to improve all aspects of campus life >

October 23rd, 1997

A 12-point agenda designed to improve academics, diversity, undergraduate life, staff relations and communications at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) has been unveiled by UPG president Frank Cassell. Developed with input from persons on campus and in the community, the agenda was revealed by Cassell during an Oct. 7 speech to UPG's Senate Council. "In general […]

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PBS gets mixed reviews in 1st survey of participants >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's Planning and Budgeting System (PBS) got mixed reviews in the first-ever survey of faculty, staff, students and administrators who serve on PBS committees at the responsibility center level. Asked to rate their committees' effectiveness on a scale of 0 (the committee has no impact on the unit's planning and budgeting) to 100 (major impact), […]

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Pitt, Local 29 officials agree on contract language >

October 23rd, 1997

Negotiators for Pitt and the union that represents 540 University custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers agreed Tuesday on the final wording of a new contract. A spokesperson for Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union said SEIU officials hope to present the proposed contract to workers for a ratification vote next week. Pitt […]

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UPG committees working on plan >

October 23rd, 1997

Following are the committees that will work on the 12-point improvement plan laid out for Pitt's Greensburg campus by campus President Frank Cassell: * Academic council: Chair Norman Scanlon, Estry Ang, Patricia Duck, William Martin, Mark McColloch, Donald Reilly and ex officio member Frank Cassell. * Undergraduate life: Co-chairs Rick Fogle and Larry Whatule, Gerry […]

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Pitt kicks off United Way drive >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's 1997 United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 15 and will continue through Nov. 26. This year's goal is $442,000. Last year, the University collected just over $421,000. "Once again, with the 1998 campaign, the University of Pittsburgh is proud to support United Way's efforts in reaching out to our neighbors in need," said Michelle […]

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Nominations for staff excellence award due Oct. 28 >

October 23rd, 1997

Staff nominees are being sought for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence. Up to five awards of $2,500 each will be presented for the 1997-98 academic year. Winners also will have their names inscribed on a plaque in the William Pitt Union and be recognized at a staff recognition reception and Pitt's annual honors convocation. The […]

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