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Volume 39 Issue 18

NCAA recertifies Pitt athletics >

May 17th, 2007

The NCAA Division I committee on athletics certification recently announced that Pitt’s athletics program has been re-certified. A “certified” designation indicates that the institution operates its athletics program in conformity with principles established by NCAA Division I membership. The certification process involves a self-study that was led by Randy Juhl, vice chancellor for research conduct […]

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United Way campaign surpasses goal >

May 17th, 2007

More than a half-million dollars was raised through Pitt’s 2006 United Way fundraising drive, surpassing the goal set, according to Institutional Advancement. By the May 1 close of the campaign, 2,493 faculty, staff and retirees had pledged $553,247, surpassing the $500,000 goal and topping last year’s total by nearly $40,000. The average gift was $236. […]

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$1 billion facilities plan announced >

May 17th, 2007

This week Pitt announced plans to spend more than $1 billion — that’s with a “B” — in facilities over the next 12 years. According to a years-in-the-making, just-released document titled “The University of Pittsburgh Facilities Plan 2007-2018,” Pitt is estimating a total projected cost, factoring in inflation, of proposed facilities to be $1,038,136,000 by […]

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Katz, CBA share $1 million donation >

May 17th, 2007

Pitt has received a $1 million gift from alumnus James B. Tafel, owner of Street Sense, the horse that won this month’s Kentucky Derby. The James B. Tafel Expendable Gift and the James B. Tafel Endowed Student Support Fund will support students in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of […]

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Wannstedt tops Pitt's highest-paid non-officers >

May 17th, 2007

Head football coach Dave R. Wannstedt topped the list of Pitt’s five highest paid non-officer employees during the 2005-06 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2006. Wannstedt earned $675,002 in salary, $28,959 in employer contributions to benefits plans (a category that includes deferred compensation where applicable) and $9,177 in expense account and other allowances in […]

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Produce subscription program planned >

May 17th, 2007

Community Relations is introducing a program, dubbed “Farms to Pitt,” that will enable subscribers to obtain fresh local produce. Part of Pitt’s Partnership for Food, the new program offers fresh products delivered weekly directly from an area farm to designated locations on the Pittsburgh campus. Subscribers pay a fee in advance, which goes to a […]

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Faculty pay at Pitt compared with AAU publics >

May 17th, 2007

An annual comparison of faculty salaries at the Pittsburgh campus with salaries at 33 other public Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions showed that full professors’ pay moved up one spot to No. 12 from last year. Associate professors saw their comparative pay stay unchanged in the ranking at No. 15 and assistant professors dropped […]

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Gender differential in faculty pay misleading, Beeson says >

May 17th, 2007

Taken as group, women faculty at Pitt earn only three-quarters of what their male counterparts earn, according to a report issued last fall by the Association of American University Professors (AAUP). (See Nov. 9 University Times.) But that statistic can be misleading if not analyzed in its proper context, a Pitt official told a University […]

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SAC presidential candidates address the issues >

May 17th, 2007

This year’s election for Staff Association Council (SAC) president, to be voted on by SAC members prior to the June 20 meeting, pits incumbent president Rich Colwell, who is seeking a third two-year term, against Steve Zupcic, chair of SAC’s benefits committee. SAC officers’ terms begin July 1. Colwell has been on staff in the […]

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