The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 30
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
April 25, 2003

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First-year student Jamie Burgoyne reviews soil nutrient testing surveys for her Soils 105 class taught by associate professor Stephen Simkins. The surveys present information on the physical and chemical properties of various soils in this region. (Stan Sherer photo) First-year student Jamie Burgoyne reviews soil nutrient testing surveys for her Soils 105 class taught by associate professor Stephen Simkins. The surveys present information on the physical and chemical properties of various soils in this region. (Stan Sherer photo)
   
 

House panel proposes $78.9m cut
The University system could lose $78.9 million in state funding next year under the $22.5 billion budget proposal unveiled Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman John H. Rogers (D-Norwood).

3 awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
Three faculty members have been awarded fellowships from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Fire destroys Art Department's Foundry
A Tuesday evening two-alarm fire in the Foundry left the building destroyed and an Art class temporarily homeless.

Homeland security potential assessed
Nearly 20 months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials at all levels of government are still assessing the country's ability to counteract hostile groups and respond effectively to large-scale emergencies.

Employee charged with thefts
A longtime Physical Plant employee pleaded innocent last week to multiple charges related to the theft of hundreds of thousand of dollars worth of University equipment.

Survey plumbs opinions on Campus Center, Student Union
A joint effort by Student Affairs and Administration and Finance is investigating what the campus community would like to see in the Lincoln Campus Center-Student Union complex.

The bridges of Hampshire County
Spanning the gaps between textbooks and the "real world" and between the present and the past, Alan Lutenegger, head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering students are beginning to build bridges all over campus.

Building a pipeline
When it comes to increasing the number of underrepresented minority individuals on campus, Provost Charlena Seymour believes that an active, faculty-driven approach is best.

Teachers discuss instructional technology
Sixty primary and secondary teachers from around the state were schooled in the use of technology in the classroom during the 10th annual National Teacher Training Institute conference held March 29 in the Computer Science Building.

 
 
    
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