cuts loom, Lombardi vows to preserve quality
W ith a potentially significant decline in state support looming
in the coming fiscal year, Chancellor John Lombardi assured the
Faculty Senate March 27 that his administration is committed to
maintaining the quality of the core of the University.
candidates for Research vice chancellor named
Open meetings with five candidates for the post of vice chancellor
for Research began this week with presentations by Joseph I. Goldstein,
dean of the College of Engineering, and Rathindra Bose, vice president
for research and dean of graduate studies at Kent State University.
to work with OIT on resolving SPIRE issues
Citing a handful of problems faculty and students have had with
the new student information system in use for registration and advising,
a Faculty Senate committee asked the senate to approve the creation
of a group to address the issues.
give Sortino her 800th victory
Head softball coach Elaine Sortino moved into a new spot in the
NCAA record books March 28 as the softball team swept a doubleheader
at La Salle University 4-0 and 11-2, giving Sortino her 799th and
800th career wins.
opts out of meeting chancellors
Gov. Mitt Romney this week canceled a Wednesday meeting with the
five UMass chancellors after they raised objections that President
William M. Bulger was not invited to attend the discussion of a
proposed reorganization of public higher education.
selected for Ford Foundation fellowship
Stephanie Dunson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English,
has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities from the
Ford Foundation to support her work in American Studies.
reelected USA president
Donna Johnson easily won reelection as president of the University
Staff Association, taking 120 of the 131 votes cast on Feb. 28.
change: Renovated Union Billiards offers fun and games
After a 1 1/2-year hiatus, Union Billiards re-opened under new management
in the Student Union last month across from the Hatch, following
a renovation estimated at $10,000.