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Volume 35 Issue 9

State orders 1% cut in Pitt appropriation >

January 9th, 2003

Governor Mark Schweiker has frozen 1 percent of the state’s non-preferred expenditures, including appropriations to Pennsylvania’s state-related universities — Pitt, Penn State, Temple and Lincoln. Schweiker imposed the freeze Dec. 10 in an effort to help Governor-elect Ed Rendell balance the state’s budget. If it becomes permanent, the freeze would reduce Pitt’s state funding by […]

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Engineering gets diversity funds >

January 9th, 2003

A $50,000 gift to Pitt’s School of Engineering will underwrite scholarships and create a fund to develop diversity programs within the school. Robert Agbede, president and CEO of Advanced Technology Systems Inc., made the donation. Agbede earned a B.S. and M.S. in mining engineering from Pitt in 1979 and 1981, respectively. The gift will be […]

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Noose incident called “isolated” >

January 9th, 2003

A black professor’s discovery of a noose in his Crabtree Hall classroom was an isolated incident that did not pose a direct physical threat to the professor, Pitt police and the FBI’s Pittsburgh office have determined following a joint investigation. “In the absence of a confession or an eyewitness, the case lacks evidence for prosecution” […]

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Seminars set for participants in 2003 marathon >

January 9th, 2003

To help runners prepare for the 2003 UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon on May 4, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., is presenting UPMC Sports Medicine’s annual free marathon training seminar series. All seminars will be 10 a.m.-noon in the LHAS Auditorium at UPMC Montefiore. A final preparations seminar will be held on May 3, […]

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Board chair discusses officer, faculty salaries >

January 9th, 2003

Thanks to recent salary raises and deferred retention payments, the pay packages of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and five members of his administrative team are now “in the ballpark” compared with executive compensation at Pitt’s peer universities, said Board of Trustees chairperson William S. Dietrich II. “We are certainly not a leader and we’re probably […]

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Obituary — Corrinne M. Barnes >

January 9th, 2003

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 31 in Heinz Chapel for Corinne M. Barnes, professor emeritus of pediatric nursing at the School of Nursing, who died on Nov. 19, 2002. She was 74. Barnes received her bachelor’s in nursing education from Pitt in 1960, a master’s in nursing care of children […]

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Staff group objects to size of increases >

January 9th, 2003

Staff representatives yesterday denounced what they called “excessive” senior administrators’ raises and incentive payments. Barbara Mowery, president of Pitt’s Staff Association Council (SAC), said: “We heard from many staff whose reactions to the raises and the bonuses and the fringes were anger and resentment, because in the past year we know some staff have maxed […]

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Obituary — Willard William Korth >

January 9th, 2003

Willard W. Korth, emeritus associate professor in the School of Education, died Dec. 12, 2002, of renal failure due to diabetes. He was 74. A native of Pierce, Nebraska, Korth came to Pitt in 1970 as associate professor of science education and associate director of Pitt’s earth science program. In addition to his teaching duties […]

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Trustees OK Pitt senior officers’ pay hikes >

January 9th, 2003

Trustees have increased Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg’s salary to $390,000 — a raise of 13.9 percent, nearly matching the percentage increase in Pitt’s tuition this year. In addition, the trustees’ compensation committee approved raises ranging from 5.4 percent to 10.8 percent for five other Pitt senior officers, as recommended by Nordenberg. See page 3. To […]

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Pitt senior wins Marshall scholarship >

January 9th, 2003

Pitt senior and chancellor’s scholar Cynthia Kinnan has been named one of 40 Marshall Scholarship winners nationwide for 2003. Majoring in economics and mathematics in the University Honors College, Kinnan was selected from more than 950 candidates nominated by more than 50 institutions throughout the United States. The British Parliament created the Marshall Scholarship in […]

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