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Volume 35 Issue 2

Fee hikes drive up class costs for staff & faculty who are students >

September 12th, 2002

Although faculty and staff can take classes at a fraction of the cost for traditional students, Pitt employees still are feeling the sting of higher prices this fall. Due largely to escalating fees, the cost for a staff or faculty member taking a 3-credit class at Pitt is almost 2 1/2 times what it was […]

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Kuntu offers free acting classes >

September 12th, 2002

Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre will offer free acting classes on the first and third Saturday of each month, September-April. The classes will be held 2-4 p.m. in 3T01 Posvar Hall. According to managing director Eileen J. Morris, "Through these classes, the artists will explore characterization, development of monologues, audition techniques, interpretation skills and ensemble interacting." […]

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Coverage of how Pitt reports SAT averages labeled unfair >

September 12th, 2002

Unfair was how Chancellor Mark Nordenberg described recent news coverage that Pitt has misrepresented student test scores. Nordenberg told Senate Council yesterday that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was "unfair to a number of people who do their work effectively and ethically and do it honestly." In a Sept. 8 front page story and a follow-up editorial […]

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Bioinformatics consortium for cancer research funded >

September 12th, 2002

The Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance (PCA), a group of six cancer institutes in the state, has been awarded $5.5 million by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to create a bioinformatics consortium for cancer research. The consortium is expected to help establish Pennsylvania as a leader in translational cancer research and technology and foster new understanding of […]

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Sept. 20 is deadline for Senate ballots >

September 12th, 2002

Sept. 20 is the deadline for returning ballots in the runoff election for vice president of the University Senate. Voting in last spring's election for Senate officers resulted in an unprecedented tie in the vice presidential race between incumbent Thomas A. Metzger, of mathematics, and the medical school's Nicholas G. Bircher. Ballots for the runoff […]

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Close gap between Pitt faculty pay & AAU average salaries >

September 12th, 2002

As Pitt prepares its state appropriation request for the next fiscal year, a University Senate committee is once again calling on the administration to close the gap between professors' salaries here and the average faculty pay among Pitt's fellow members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In a Sept. 6 letter to Chancellor Mark […]

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A glitch in your travel plans? Semester at Sea dean can top it >

September 12th, 2002

Imagine being hired as dean of a new college where the curriculum focuses on Europe and the Mediterranean. You have one year to recruit a faculty. Before you can even begin recruiting, however, your bosses tell you the curriculum has undergone a sea change. Now, your assignment is to recruit Pacific Rim specialists. No problem. […]

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Revised SAT will remain just one part of admissions puzzle at Pitt >

September 12th, 2002

In June, the College Board unveiled plans for a retooled SAT that the board says will better reflect what students learn in high school. Beginning in spring 2005, the test will include a writing section, new reading questions and more advanced mathematics. "The College Board says the changes will relate more closely to high school […]

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