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."
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.