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Volume 29 Issue 11

Johnstown coordinates services to ease freshmen through first year >

February 6th, 1997

In the past 10 years, approximately 29 percent of full- time freshmen at public colleges and universities did not return for their sophomore year. According to the American College Testing Program, the number for private institutions was about 26 percent. During that same period, Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) lost an average of about 22 percent […]

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Information ethics fund gets grant >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Scaife Family Foundation for its Information Ethics Fund. According to SIS Dean Toni Carbo, most of the money from the three-year grant will be used to support the school's information ethics courses and programs. A portion of the grant also will […]

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March 1 is deadline for UPG campus president applications >

February 6th, 1997

Approximately 65 applications and nominations have been received for the presidency of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG). The deadline for applications is March 1, according to Joan Cutone, who is providing staff support for the search. Following a review of the applications and nominations by the search committee, five to seven candidates will be brought to […]

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Theatre arts taking Shakespeare to schools >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Department of Theatre Arts Shakespeare-in-the-Schools production of "Hamlet" began touring schools in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia this week and will continue through April 25. Performed by a small company of professional actors using full sets and costumes, the production is specifically designed to engage and cultivate the imaginations of young people. […]

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Physicals set for high school athletes >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Center for Sports Medicine will provide physical exams and musculoskeletal screenings Feb. 19 at Keystone Oaks High School. Physical exams are required by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) before any student can participate in inter-high school sports. Musculoskeletal screenings, which are not required by the PIAA, include tests of muscle strength and flexibility, […]

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Van-call & campus bus drop-offs contribute to night-time safety >

February 6th, 1997

After a two-term test run, the advisory board of Project Safe, the student walking escort service, has voted to discontinue the program. According to Director of Parking and Transportation Bob Harkins, the service was ended due to a lack of use. "While this program has been discontinued, it is important to note that University of […]

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University sets up tax hotline >

February 6th, 1997

The payroll/tax department has established a hotline to answer employee questions about federal income tax forms W-2 and 1042S. The hotline, 624-1860, will remain in operation through April 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To expedite responses, a team has been formed to complete a service request form for each caller. The form will be turned over […]

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