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Volume 28 Issue 18

What they're asking the chancellor candidates >

May 9th, 1996

They're not rigidly scripted, but the Pitt chancellor search committee's interviews with candidates all follow the same general format and prepared list of questions. The question list distributed to the 24 committee members points out: "These should be viewed as basic questions. Other questions leading from answers to these questions and questions of your own […]

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UPJ community service award given >

May 9th, 1996

Participants in the Missionsbreak '96 project of the campus ministry of Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) have been awarded the first annual UPJ Advisory Board community service recognition award. Created to acknowledge the community-service contributions of full-time UPJ faculty, staff, students and student organizations, the award was presented to the Rev. Scott Gobbel, Protestant campus minister; […]

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Average salaries here range from high of UPMC executives to low of Titusville clerical personnel >

May 9th, 1996

The average salary among the 14 executives, administrators and managers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) was $205,656 as of Oct. 31, 1995. Meanwhile, the nine secretaries and clerical workers at the Titusville campus were pulling in an average of $13,233. Those numbers represent the high and low salary ranges for full-time, non-union […]

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Assembly approves policy on faculty-student relationships, but with two amendments >

May 9th, 1996

A proposed policy that would restrict con- sensual sexual relationships between Pitt faculty and students has won conditional support from a key faculty group. At its May 7 meeting, Faculty Assembly voted 18-3 to endorse the policy, but with two amendments. According to the Assembly, the policy should be rewritten to: * Prohibit faculty from […]

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No word yet about raises for FY97, staff are told at assembly >

May 9th, 1996

No decision has been made yet on possible salary increases for Pitt employees in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Staff Association Council (SAC) President Brian Hart told the audience at SAC's annual spring assembly yesterday that a decision on raises cannot be made until the University learns how much money it will receive […]

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Compromise on Burger King site = park + parking >

May 9th, 1996

Approximately 16 metered parking spaces are being added to plans for the former Burger King/Pitt Tavern site along Fifth Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Bouquet Street. In January, the University announced plans to turn the entire site into a mini-park while considering future development possibilities that could include student housing. According to Associate Vice Chancellor […]

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For 1st time,UPJ president rejects decisions of tenure committees >

May 9th, 1996

A decision by Johnstown campus (UPJ) President Albert Etheridge to deny tenure to three faculty members has unleashed a storm of protest by other UPJ faculty members. According to UPJ Faculty Senate President Dennis McNair, faculty members are upset because Etheridge's action marks the first time that a UPJ president has denied tenure to faculty […]

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Media watch group founder tackles "Limbecility" >

May 9th, 1996

Did you know the press ignored the Contract with America during the 1994 elections? That the Earth's ozone layer has been depleted by volcanic eruptions and not greenhouse gases? That not one person was indicted by Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh? And that the media never let it be known that Capt. Scott O'Grady credited […]

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