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Volume 27 Issue 6

Winter recess retained for this year, no talk of extending work week, Pitt administrators say >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt's winter recess is safe for this year and the University administration has no plans to shift to a 40-hour work week, according to senior administrators at Staff Association Council's (SAC) annual fall assembly on Oct. 31. The University will be closed for the holidays and winter recess during the week of Dec. 26. It […]

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Gross named Lehigh's chief financial officer >

November 10th, 1994

After 20 years as a Pitt fiscal administrator, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Administration Rhonda Gross will leave Pitt to become Lehigh University's chief financial and administrative officer, effective Feb. 1. Her title will be vice president for finance and administration. "I really have mixed emotions about leaving Pitt, but this will be a […]

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Blue Cross proposes monopoly on Pitt medical insurance in exchange for reductions in rates >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt's administration is considering a proposal from Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania that would make Blue Cross the sole provider of employee health care benefits at the University. In exchange, Blue Cross would cut Pitt's health care premiums by more than 20 percent between Jan. 1 and July 1, 1995, according to the proposal. For […]

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Pitt secretary's handbook revised for first time in almost 10 years >

November 10th, 1994

For the first time in almost a decade, Pitt secretaries have a new handbook that they can consult when in doubt about University policies and procedures. And, for the first time, the handbook is available electronically. In fact, that is the only way the new handbook is available. "Originally, we got it ready for printing, […]

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Pitt supports CMU on Internet restrictions >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt supports efforts by Carnegie Mellon University to restrict access to pornographic materials on the Internet computer network. CMU announced that it was going to block access to pornographic pictures and text that had been available on campus computers through a link with Internet on Nov. 4, and began restricting access to some of the […]

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Access at Pitt said to be improving for disabled students >

November 10th, 1994

Disabled students are gaining increasing access to Pitt classrooms, thanks to policy changes and building renovations mandated by the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. ADA took effect in July 1992 and requires Pitt and other institutions receiving federal funds to make unprecedented accommodations for disabled persons. ADA is widely considered to be the most far-reaching […]

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Pitt cracks top 10 in NIH funding >

November 10th, 1994

For the first time in its history, Pitt is among the top 10 universities in terms of receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH awarded Pitt $132.4 million during the 1993 federal fiscal year, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor reported at the Nov. 9 Senate Council meeting. Johns Hopkins University was the leading […]

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Pitt wants to be No. 1 — in blood donors >

November 10th, 1994

Pitt staff, faculty and students donated 4,400 units of blood to the city's Central Blood Bank last year, and that's not counting members of the University community who didn't identify themselves as such. Yet Pittsburgh, as a major transplant center, needs over 700 donors every day of the year. Chronic blood shortages have plagued the […]

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Chancellor stresses contributions of Pitt staff >

November 10th, 1994

"Serving Your University" was the topic of Staff Association Council's (SAC) fall assembly on Oct. 31 and Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor wasted no time in acknowledging the many staff members who are involved in both University and community affairs. O'Connor noted that more than 250 staff members volunteered their time and talents for United Way's […]

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Concerns about student housing, shuttle bus system dominate forum on master space plan >

November 10th, 1994

Concerns about insufficient on-campus graduate student housing, inadequate off-campus student housing and the continuation of Pitt's shuttle bus service were the main topics of discussion at the master space plan public forum on Nov. 2. Sponsored by Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP), the forum was designed to give the public an opportunity […]

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