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Volume 33 Issue 18

Pitt has no comment on report it will study same-sex partner benefits >

May 17th, 2001

Pitt has refused to comment on a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that the University has agreed to study extending health benefits to domestic partners of its gay employees. The Post-Gazette reported May 9 that plaintiffs in a five-year-old lawsuit seeking extension of health benefits to same-sex partners of employees have agreed to temporarily suspend litigation in […]

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Electronic archive makes debut >

May 17th, 2001

A new electronic archive is in place at Pitt that allows philosophy of science scholars to post their new works on-line for immediate review by colleagues. The free PhilSci Archive is the first of its kind in the field of philosophy of science. A collaboration by the University Library System (ULS), Pitt's Center for Philosophy […]

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Some staff object to comments by University Senate president-elect >

May 17th, 2001

University Senate President-Elect James Cassing says he didn't mean to give the impression, through his recent comments to the University Times, that staff employees are anything less than essential and talented members of the Pitt community. Many staff members, including the president of Pitt's Staff Association Council (SAC), objected to remarks that Cassing made in […]

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Cost of living raises for satisfactory work is not primary goal of salary policy, Council told >

May 17th, 2001

Awarding cost-of-living raises to University employees who do satisfactory work should be a high priority, but it never has been the primary goal of Pitt's salary policy, senior administrators said last week. With Pitt salary budgets running only a percentage point or two above inflation in recent years, overemphasizing cost-of-living raises can worsen pay inequities […]

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Phrasing attributed to Pitt salary policy was UPBC's >

May 17th, 2001

According to Pitt's salary policy, faculty and staff judged by their supervisors to have done satisfactory work should receive cost-of-living raises equal to the previous year's inflation rate. But, contrary to a story in the May 3 University Times, the policy does not specify that cost-of-living raises may be less than the full rate of […]

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Report details subsidy of athletics: $11 million in direct, indirect costs >

May 17th, 2001

Pitt subsidized its intercollegiate athletics program by nearly $11 million last year, according to a study by the University's Office of Budget and Controller. The $11 million figure included both direct and indirect support. Direct support attributed to athletics includes coaches' salaries, travel and business expenses, and student financial aid, among other operating expenses. For […]

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Boulevard of the Allies restrictions scheduled to begin May 22 >

May 17th, 2001

Outbound lanes from Downtown on the Boulevard of the Allies will be closed beginning May 22 at 9 a.m. while the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) repairs a 1.6-mile stretch of roadway. PennDOT will repave the Boulevard between the Liberty and Birmingham bridges and anchor the road to the hillside. Outbound lanes are expected to […]

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