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Volume 30 Issue 13

Contest for University Senate presidency: Hershey vs Paulston >

March 5th, 1998

Privately, some Pitt ad ministrators cringed when Gordon MacLeod defeated incumbent Keith McDuffie in last year's election for University Senate president. Both men are affable even in debate, but McDuffie was seen as being less antagonistic toward the administration. MacLeod, a public health professor and former state secretary of health, has frequently denounced actions of […]

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Candidates for other Senate officer positions announced >

March 5th, 1998

In addition to choosing a new president, University Senate voters will elect a new vice president and secretary for 1998-99. For vice president, current Senate secretary Debora A. Rougeux, a University Library System reference archivist/cataloguer, is running against Arlene W. Caggiula, an associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health. […]

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State awards University $1 million for three Link-to-Learn projects >

March 5th, 1998

The state has awarded $1 million to Pitt for its Link-to Learn projects. Link-to-Learn is Gov. Tom Ridge's initiative to help schools acquire and upgrade computers, train teachers to use technology effectively and develop a collection of community-based networks called the Pennsylvania Education Network (PEN). The program aims to ensure that Pennsylvania remains competitive in […]

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Faculty agree to revive FASM, seek meeting with chancellor >

March 5th, 1998

Some 70 medical faculty members met Feb. 26 at the Graduate School of Public Health to discuss alleged ills within the School of Medicine — among them, a deterioration in shared governance, threats to the school's academic mission related to the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) centralized practice plan, and the Pitt administration's failure to […]

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Administrators discuss unified practice plan >

March 5th, 1998

Before an attentive, close-packed — and audibly skeptical — audience of some 500 medical faculty members Feb. 19, officials from Pitt and the proposed University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) centralized practice plan said academic values will be among their top priorities in negotiating a new financial relationship between the University, UPP and the UPMC Health […]

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Employees will see small hikes in vision, dental insurance plans >

March 5th, 1998

Beginning July 1, the nearly 3,100 faculty and staff members who buy vision insurance through Pitt will be asked to pay more per month for the benefit. But employees may need sharp eyes to see the difference. Monthly premium hikes in the plan will range from just 45 cents to $1.39. The monthly rate for […]

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Lectures on parenting issues set >

March 5th, 1998

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and the University Child Development Center (UCDC) are sponsoring a lecture series in the William Pitt Union, noon-1 p.m. March 12: "Parents as Advocates for Children in Schools," Sherry Cleary, director, UCDC. March 19: "What Does a Healthy Family Look Like?" Cindy Rhodes, counselor, FSAP. March 26: "Balancing […]

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Pitt will improve efforts to recruit, retain, graduate black students, chancellor tells Board of Trustees >

March 5th, 1998

Echoing a recent report by Vice Provost Jack Daniel, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the Board of Trustees Feb. 19 that Pitt can no longer be satisfied merely with recruiting African American students — the University must work harder to see that more of those students earn good grades and degrees, and go on to successful […]

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U.S. News & World Report lists 9 Pitt grad programs in top 20 >

March 5th, 1998

Nine Pitt graduate programs rank in the top 20 in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs was ranked 20th in the nation, and its program in non-profit management was ranked sixth nationally. Two programs in the Katz Graduate School […]

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