fiscal plan awaited
Gov. Mitt Romney took office last week, promising in his inaugural
address to restructure state government and cut or eliminate non-essential
programs to head off a possible $3 billion budget shortfall.
Terrence Murray designates $1m for honors college
Commonwealth College last month received a $1 million gift from
the FleetBoston Financial Foundation to establish a professorship
in the name of Terrence Murray, chairman of FleetBoston Financial
named to foundation
Four University alumni, including three from the Amherst campus,
have joined the 33-member board of the directors of the UMass Foundation,
the system-wide fund-raising and endowment management corporation.
staff brace for new US visa monitoring rules
Substantial changes in the legislation governing the issuance of
visas to non-U.S. citizens who come to this country to study or
to work at universities have the staff at the International Programs
Office bracing for an enormous influx in paperwork.
limited for F and J visa students
The Division of Human Resources advises all departments that graduate
and undergraduate students who possess either F or J visas are limited
by their visa status to no more than 20 hours per week of employment
unless special permission is given by the International Programs
Office (IPO) and Immigration and Naturalization Services.
of trustee rescinded
Within minutes of taking office on Jan. 2, Gov. Mitt Romney last
week rescinded 27 appointments made by Acting Gov. Jane Swift during
her last two weeks in office.
appointed deputy police chief
Veteran police officer Patrick Archbald, who also serves as chief
of the Williamsburg Police, has been appointed deputy chief of the
UMass Police Department. The appointment, which was effective Dec.
21, was announced this week by Chief Barbara O'Connor.
disposal goes smoothly
The post-semester silence across campus was interrupted by two small
explosions just before noon on Dec. 22 as campus, local and state
public safety personnel successfully detonated two "highly
reactive" chemicals removed from a Chemistry Department lab
on the 13th floor of the Lederle Graduate Research Center.
exchange opens at IPF
Departments and individuals on campus can acquire used computers
or pass along their old ones at the Intermediate Processing Facility
in a new Waste Management program that began Jan. 1.