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Sophomore Lindsay Craig (right), junior Dima Colchen (center) and Amherst resident Jason Steps study the architectural details of the Fine Arts Center during a "Basic Drawing" class taught by Shamek Weddle. Continuing Education's second summer session ends this week as the campus gears up for fall semester. (Stan Sherer photo)


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Housing System Expected to Meet Demand for Rooms: Hotels, Temporary Spaces to Handle Overflow Numbers

Several hundred students will be placed in temporary rooms and local hotels when the semester begins, but the campus is better prepared than a year ago when the dormitory system was swamped by a large incoming class, according to the director of Housing Services.

'Gateways' Getting a New Look
The signage at the entrances to the campus has been redesigned for the upcoming school year. The three existing gateway signs on the north, west and east entrances will sport a simpler, easier-to-read look, and a fourth gateway sign is being built on the south side at the northeast corner of University Drive and Amity Street.

Life Sciences Funding Vetoed by Governor
A life sciences research partnership between the University and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield suffered a setback two weeks ago when Gov. Paul Cellucci vetoed $5 million in funding for the project, which supporters say will spur the development of thousands of jobs in the biomedical industry.

Philosophy Snares Two Rising Stars
Members of the Philosophy Department committee that hired two new faculty for this year can only be described as exuberant about the results of their search. And they are hoping for a similar success this year to help them toward greater national recognition.

Digital Phone System Marks
10 Years of Service

There was a collective deep breath, the flip of a switch, and suddenly, the campus telephone system took a quantum leap into the future.

A Decade After the Woburn Toxic Waste Case, Chemist Still Ponders Truth, Justice
In 1990, chemist Michael DeCheke's meticulous analysis of a soil sample swept him into the legal morass that became known as the Woburn toxic waste trial, a lawsuit chronicled in Jonathan Harr's book, "A Civil Action," and a movie by the same name.

Shenoy Receives NSF CAREER Award
Prashant Shenoy, assistant professor of Computer Science, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The highly competitive awards are intended to help junior faculty members develop careers in research and teaching. From more than 2,000 applications, NSF annually selects 300-350 science and engineering faculty from across the country to receive the four-year, $200,000 awards.

Consumer Studies faculty, students in limbo


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August 25, 2000

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