The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 25
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
March 14, 2003

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The UMass offense proved too much for the Maine Black Bears in the opening round of the Hockey East playoffs as the Minutemen swept the two-game series at Orono last week and reached the conference semi-finals for the first time. Coach Don Cahoon's team will face the third-ranked University of New Hampshire on Friday at 5 p.m. at the FleetCenter in Boston. (Thom Kendall photo) The UMass offense proved too much for the Maine Black Bears in the opening round of the Hockey East playoffs as the Minutemen swept the two-game series at Orono last week and reached the conference semi-finals for the first time. Coach Don Cahoon's team will face the third-ranked University of New Hampshire on Friday at 5 p.m. at the FleetCenter in Boston. (Thom Kendall photo)
   
 

Bulger derides Romney proposals for higher ed
President William M. Bulger this week ratcheted up the debate over Gov. Mitt Romney's bid to restructure UMass and state and community colleges, telling legislative budget leaders that the reorganization proposal is an "attack on public higher education."

Romney favors pension system changes
Among the myriad proposals for revamping state government floated in recent weeks by Gov. Mitt Romney is a bid to overhaul the Massachusetts pension system and replace it with a 401(k)-style plan.

Student fees hiked 20+%
Voting 21-1 Wednesday, the Board of Trustees approved a mandatory fee hike for fiscal year 2003-2004 for students throughout the University system.

Student found dead in room
Francis William D'Ippolito, 19, a sophomore in Commonwealth College, was found dead March 9 in his room at Phi Sigma Kappa at 510 North Pleasant St.

Learning curves: A short history of higher education reorganization
Though Gov. Mitt Romney's plan to restructure the state's higher education system caught many by surprise, the proposal is one of many -- some successful, some not -- that have emerged over the last half-century.

30 faculty sign anti-war letter to Bush
Approximately 30 faculty members and librarians signed an anti-war resolution to be sent to President George W. Bush, Senators Edward Kennedy, John Kerry and U.S. Rep. John Olver at a March 11 meeting in the Lincoln Campus Center.

SGA backs Romney plan
The Undergraduate Student Senate of the Student Government Association this week gave cautious approval to Gov. Mitt Romney's plan to preserve the flagship status of the Amherst campus.

Daly made permanent head of Physical Plant
Patrick Daly was appointed director of Physical Plant Feb. 22 by Joyce Hatch, interim Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.

Campus to host field hockey Final 4
Local field hockey fans have something to cheer about as the NCAA last week selected the campus to host the Division I Final Four next November.

Short of goals, campus still first in COMECC giving
Although the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign failed to meet its goals on campus this year, for the fifth consecutive year the campus raised the most funds in the state for COMECC, according to campus campaign chair George Parks.

Two fires prompt power plant alterations
Two fires in the central heating plant March 7 and 9 have resulted in alterations to part of the plant's exhaust-cleaning system, according to Physical Plant director Patrick Daly.

Mattei departs Alumni Relations, Association
University Advancement announced this week that Susan Mattei is no longer serving as assistant vice chancellor for Alumni Relations and executive director of the Alumni Association as of March 4.

Online campus calendar slated for fall debut
As part of a new gateway to the campus's Web site, the University will get a dynamic online
calendar this fall, according to Nina Sossen, Web communication manager in Web Development.

Selection opens for student BHE member
During the 2003-04 academic year, the rotating student seat on the Board of Higher Education will be filled by a representative of the University of Massachusetts system.

 
 
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