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Volume 35 Issue 14

CGS eliminates 11 positions >

March 20th, 2003

In what a University official called “restructuring,” eight College of General Studies (CGS) staff members are out of jobs and three vacant positions are being eliminated. Affected staff were notified March 6 that their positions had been eliminated, effective that day. Six of the eight staff members worked on campus and two worked Downtown at […]

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UPB cuts 10 faculty, staff jobs >

March 20th, 2003

The Bradford campus has eliminated seven full-time and three part-time staff and faculty positions. The move came in response to a 4 percent ($470,000) reduction in Bradford’s operating budget, according to Williams A. Shields, Bradford campus interim president. “These reductions are part of a University-wide response to reduced appropriations from the Commonwealth,” Shields said. Since […]

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Pitt plans to build 5 dorms >

March 20th, 2003

Pitt hopes to build five undergraduate residence halls on the upper campus east of the Petersen Events Center, bringing the Pittsburgh campus’s capacity to about 7,000 beds. Bob Reppe, City Planning department official, said Pitt has applied for a conditional use permit, which is required for construction of residence halls or fraternities under the city’s […]

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Changes to streamline planning/budgeting system >

March 20th, 2003

By bringing together Pitt faculty, staff, students and administrators to serve on planning and budgeting committees (PBCs), the University Planning and Budgeting System is intended to increase accountability, information sharing, and participation in decision making. But the system is academically oriented and should be flexible, agreed members of a University Senate committee that reviewed the […]

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Pitt holds "virtual" groundbreaking >

March 20th, 2003

Pitt officials and local and community leaders, including Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Allegheny County Chief Executive James Roddey, lined up in hard hats, grabbed shovels, scooped up real dirt and tossed it toward a projection screen — all indoors at Alumni Hall — simulating a groundbreaking for Pitt’s new Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3). As […]

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PNC chairman discusses corporate ethics >

March 20th, 2003

According to James E. Rohr, his company, PNC Financial Services Group, has no ethical or corporate accountability problems. Unlike some corporations that focus only on shareholders’ profits, PNC’s “core mission” is to serve four interwoven constituencies: shareholders, customers, employees and the community, Rohr said, a goal that helps ensure accountability checks and balances. “If you […]

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