says state leaders should consider tax hike
Calling the current state budget woes a "stubborn fiscal crisis,"
President William M. Bulger told faculty last week that he hopes
Gov. Mitt Romney will consider raising taxes to make up some of
the state's financial shortfall.
pledge support for contract funds
In a move called a positive step by campus unions, the Board of
Trustees passed a resolution Feb. 12 supporting the University's
negotiated pay raises with its employee unions and calling for the
"maximum level of state funding feasible in the current fiscal
for 'tobacco-free' campus backed by senate
Changes to the campus's smoking policy may be
in the offing, prohibiting the sale or free distribution of tobacco
products and any smoking in residence halls, partially covered areas,
such as porches, walkways and bus shelters, breezeways, outdoor
staircases and landings, and areas adjacent to building entrances.
sought on budget gap
A House-Senate conference committee is expected
to take up competing versions of legislation aimed at closing a
state budget shortfall ranging between $485 million and $650 million
for the current year.
Isenberg School professor James Theroux has received
this year's top honor in Innovative Pedagogy for Entrepreneurship
Education from the United States Association for Small Business
alumni ranks in House
A recent report on Amherst campus alumni serving
in the Legislature omitted Rep. Jennifer M. Callahan, '91G, '01G,
(D-Sutton) a freshman lawmaker from the new 18th Worcester District.
discuss political activism
The intersection of politics and art was discussed
Feb. 10 by actor-activist Danny Glover and poet-writer Sonia Sanchez
during a panel discussion at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.