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Volume 28 Issue 3

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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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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"Top Girls" opens theatre season >

September 28th, 1995

Caryl Churchill's political comedy, "Top Girls," will open the Pitt theatre arts department's 1995-96 mainstage season. Combining famous women from history with women from literature, Churchill explores the role of women in contemporary society and the sacrifices they have made on the road to equality. David L. White will direct the play, which will run […]

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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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Bus, shuttle routes & schedules altered >

September 28th, 1995

In response to comments and suggestions by riders, several routes and schedules of the campus bus and shuttle system have been changed by the Department of Parking and Transportation. Following are new services for the fall: * Northeast shuttle: This new route was added to include the new Pittsburgh Filmmakers facility on Melwood Street, the […]

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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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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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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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Exchange agreement >

September 28th, 1995

Pitt signed an educational exchange agreement Sept. 14 with the Universidade Estadual Paulista, which has its main campus in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The accord was signed in the office of Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg (left) and provides for a wide range of academic and research exchanges between the two universities. Signing for the Universidade Estadual […]

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