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Volume 28 Issue 3

FY97 budget request to state has salary increases, 3.5% tuition hike >

September 28th, 1995

Pitt's administration has proposed increasing tuition next fall by no more than 3.5 percent, under a fiscal year 1997 funding request submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education this week. Also under the plan, Pitt would increase the pool of money for salaries and fringe benefits by 5 percent for most faculty and staff. The […]

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IN REVIEW >

September 28th, 1995

Pitt, campus police agreement may be close Pitt's assistant police chief and the head of the collective bargaining organization that represents some 67 campus police personnel said this week that they may be close to agreeing on a contract to replace the one that expired nearly 15 months ago. "I think we're getting close," said […]

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Faculty, staff want 6-7% increase in salary pool >

September 28th, 1995

Both Senate Council's budget policies committee (BPC) and Staff Association Council (SAC) have approved resolutions urging the University administration to provide relatively substantial salary-pool increases for continuing faculty and all staff in fiscal year 1997. BPC's resolution, passed at its Sept. 15 meeting, asks for a 6 percent salary-pool increase only for faculty who will […]

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Ex-Institutional Advancement staffer files lawsuit over firing >

September 28th, 1995

A former employee in the Office of Institutional Advancement has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University in connection with her firing. In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court on Sept. 13, Draga Luksic of Wilkinsburg admits to engaging in a personal relationship with her supervisor, David Raible, while she was working in […]

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Speakers tell search committee what they want in a chancellor >

September 28th, 1995

Pitt's next chancellor should be trustworthy. Collegial. Hard-working. A good fundraiser. Committed to excellent teaching. In touch with the local community. Willing to "rein in" the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. A Renaissance man or woman of integrity and substance — not "another witty, charismatic, good-looking guy." That composite sketch emerged from a Sept. 21 […]

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Grants available to support instructional computing >

September 28th, 1995

The Executive Committee on Academic Computing (ECAC) has competitive grant funds available to support instructional computing and technology programs in three areas: advanced instructional technology, specialized computing laboratories and a new category, instructional software development. All teaching faculty at Pitt's five campuses are eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting brief pre-proposals for the advanced […]

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Harris-Schenz named vice provost >

September 28th, 1995

Beverly Harris-Schenz has been named vice provost for faculty affairs, effective Jan. 1, 1996. Harris-Schenz, associate professor and director of language studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 1991, will replace Vijai Singh, who recently joined Mark Nordenberg's staff as interim associate chancellor. Harris-Schenz, who specializes in German, has been a Pitt faculty […]

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The Carnegie pulls out all stops in 100th anniversary celebration >

September 28th, 1995

The Carnegie will launch its centennial celebration on Oct. 6 with the kind of event that only comes along once every century. For 28 straight hours, from 5 p.m. Oct. 6 through 9 p.m. Oct. 7, all of The Carnegie's locations — Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, the Science Center, Warhol Museum and […]

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Maher explains faculty's workload to legislative committee >

September 28th, 1995

Maintaining that "there is a lot of teaching going on at research universities that is not classroom instruction," Provost James Maher defended the number of hours that Pitt faculty spend in the classroom during a hearing by the state House of Representatives' Select Committee on Higher Education on Sept. 14. But committee Chair Rep. John […]

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No horsin' around Pitt's coordinator of Disability Resources leads a double, and extremely busy, life >

September 28th, 1995

You want to know how I spent my weekend?" asked Marcie Roberts one Monday morning. Smiling, with a trace of pride, she held up her forearms to show they were criss-crossed with angry red scratches. "I think I broke this one," she said matter-of-factly, indicating a swollen finger, "or at least I stoved it badly." […]

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