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Board of Trustees passes power over student fee increases

Board of Trustees passes power over student fee increases

By Lauren Wilson / Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

The power to raise student fees now lies with the Student Affairs Committee after a unanimous vote by University Board of Trustees. On Monday, the University Board of Trustees voted on a resolution to delegate authority to the Student Affairs Committee, which will hear any annual requests for fee in...

Chancellor to address sexual assault response procedures

Chancellor to address sexual assault response procedures

By Abbey Reighard and Dale Shoemaker / The Pitt News Staff

February 9, 2015

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher intends to outline Pitt’s sexual assault procedures in a memo to the University community in the near future.University spokesman Ken Service said there is no date set for the distribution of the memo to University faculty and staff. The memo would “reaffirm the Univer...

Pitt negotiating contracts with union workers

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2015

Pam Johnston’s livelihood is under negotiation.After 23 years at Pitt, where she works on the crews that clean buildings, she now makes $16.42 an hour under her union’s contract, which gives workers an annual raise between 1.75 and 3 percent a year.Despite this, as her wages increase every year, her...

Best of the real world: Co-ops provide cash, experience

By Elizabeth Lepro / Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

While many students gain experience at internships, co-ops are where the cash is at. Pitt’s co-op program cites a 3.22 average GPA among participants and an average salary $4,000 higher than someone who hadn’t had co-op experience, upon graduation, according to their own numbers. Even with these ...

Heinz Chapel

Heinz Chapel

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

February 6, 2015

Brain Institute to include ALS research center within next five years

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Pitt plans to open a new center dedicated to researching treatments and cures for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the University announced Thursday. In 2011, Neil Alexander, an O’Hara Township native, was diagnosed with ALS. On Thursday, he and his wife, Suzanne Al...

Extreme Makeover: Heinz Chapel undergoing preservation process

Extreme Makeover: Heinz Chapel undergoing preservation process

By Sabrina Romano / Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Heinz Memorial Chapel is currently undergoing a $600,000 preservation process, according to Pat Gibbons at the Heinz Chapel Office. SSM Industries, Inc. is installing a climate control system in the chapel, Gibbons said. The project was started in December 2014 and is expected to be completed in May 20...

Balancing budgets: Students reconcile debt, savings

By Lauren Wilson / Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Casey Rose was part of the 69 percent of Pitt graduates who left Pitt with degrees and debt in 2013. When he left Pitt and started his first full-time job as a manager trainee at a car rental company, his only savings were in an emergency fund he had saved up with the help of his parents.Early savings can ...

Students to have a say in next dean of students

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2015

This summer, Pitt students can voice their opinions on a to-be-decided dean of students.The University’s search to replace former Dean of Students Kathy Humphrey will begin this summer, according to Ken Service, vice chancellor for communications. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher appointed Humphrey as senior vice chancellor for eng...

Former Steelers quarterback, Pitt team up for startup

By Harrison Kaminsky / News Editor

January 29, 2015

Charlie Batch’s Pittsburgh heroics started with his game-winning drive for the Steelers in 2012. Now, he looks to take that sports fame off of the field and into the doctor’s office.Impellia, a Pittsburgh-based sports medicine startup led by now-retired quarterback Batch, has partnered with Pitt to develop...

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