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Volume 33 Issue 14

Decline in numbers poses no threat to tenure, provost says >

March 22nd, 2001

The continuing decline in the proportion of tenured and tenure-stream faculty here does not threaten academic freedom, nor does it mean Pitt's administration lacks commitment to tenure, Provost James Maher told Senate Council on March 12. Responding to a report by the Senate's tenure and academic freedom committee, Maher attributed the decline to various factors, […]

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University Senate officer candidates announced >

March 22nd, 2001

No incumbents will be elected as University Senate officers for next year, it's safe to say. Senate President Nathan Hershey of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) currently is serving his third consecutive term, the maximum allowed by Senate bylaws. Vice president Carol Redmond of GSPH and secretary Audrey Murrell of the business school […]

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Middle States team visiting here March 26, 27 >

March 22nd, 2001

As part of Pitt's current accreditation review, an evaluation team from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools will meet with hundreds of faculty, staff, students and administrators during its visit to the University on March 26 and 27. The evaluation team, chaired by Howard University president H. Patrick Swygert, has reviewed a Pitt […]

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Universities will make the difference in the 21st century, Senate plenary session told >

March 22nd, 2001

The 21st century has the potential to be an age of great democratic progress — or a century of brutal plutocracy, a University of Pennsylvania historian told a Pitt University Senate audience yesterday. And universities such as Pitt and Penn will largely determine which path the century takes, said Ira Harkavy, a Penn associate vice […]

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CGS employs nontraditional format to reach its nontraditional students >

March 22nd, 2001

The University unit focused on nontraditional student education employed an unconventional format last week to reach its constituents. With its first-ever on-line "town hall" meeting, billed as "CGS Live," the virtual audio-stream, interactive broadcast of an open meeting between College of General Studies administrators and students covered a variety of issues CGS faces as it […]

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Poverty is major problem for U.S. public schools, lecturer says >

March 22nd, 2001

What failing American public school system? Despite a drop in relative salaries of teachers, despite the fact that a rising percentage of teachers are teaching outside their field, and despite thinly spread education budgets in this country, test scores still have gone up over the past 30 years, kids continue to learn more than their […]

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Nursing moves to 5th in NIH funding >

March 22nd, 2001

Pitt's School of Nursing now ranks 5th in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research support to the nation's schools and colleges of nursing. The nursing school ranked 8th last year in NIH funding. The ranking is based on the amount of research grant dollars awarded by NIH to each school. Pitt's nursing research program, which […]

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Plans call for cooler, less congested Cathedral >

March 22nd, 2001

Central air conditioning throughout the Cathedral of Learning? Undergraduate classes restricted to the Cathedral's ground-through-third floors — eliminating elevator traffic jams caused by hundreds of students simultaneously trying to reach, or return from, upper floor classrooms? Those long-held dreams should come true by the end of the decade, Pitt administrators told a University Senate committee […]

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Change in ID cards on Pittsburgh campus poses problems for regional staff, SAC told >

March 22nd, 2001

Staff at Pitt's regional campuses have been denied certain services enjoyed by their Pittsburgh campus counterparts, according to a Greensburg campus staff official. Nancy Young, vice president of the Greensburg campus Staff Association Council, told the Pittsburgh campus Staff Association Council (SAC) that Greensburg staff with I.D.s had been denied access to Pitt libraries and […]

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Wellness Fair scheduled >

March 22nd, 2001

Health screenings, exercise demonstrations, specialized booths and free food are some of the features of the annual Wellness Fair, a free event for the Pitt community. This year's fair will be held 10-2 p.m., March 29, in the William Pitt Union. The event has grown so much over the years that the fair now is […]

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