aide revokes $371m bond package
Two days after Eric Kriss, secretary for Administration
and Finance, canceled a $371 million bond package proposed by the
UMass Building Authority, the Board of Trustees reasserted the need
for the funding package.
changes in visual image, mascot
Athletics is moving forward in considering a
new visual identity, according to its director Ian McCaw. A campus
steering committee was scheduled to meet this week with representatives
from a design firm that has been work-ing on the new look for several
months, he said.
scores hurt at off-campus disturbance
A nearly annual off-campus party evolved into
a riot late Saturday and early Sunday when between 1,500 and 3,000
revelers, mainly students, started fires, tore down light poles,
vandalized apartments, and attacked police and fire fighters with
bottles, rocks, bricks and full beer cans. The disturbance resulted
in 45 arrests.
set with dean candidate
The search committee for a new dean of the School of Public Health
and Health Sciences has scheduled several open meetings next week
with one of the candidates for the post, Steven John Allegrante.
cactuses headed to market
After more than 15 years of research, Plant and
Soil Sciences professor Thomas Boyle, has developed and patented
several hybrid cactuses to be grown commercially for sale to home
owners all over North America.
ROTC cadet selected
for George C. Marshall Award
Joseph Mackenzie, a senior in Sociology and Natural
Resource Studies, was selected to participate in the National Security
Seminar held April 15-18 in Lexington, Va., as the top cadet in
the campus's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.
opens campus branch
In an effort to expand services available to
students and staff, the Lincoln Campus Center/Student Union complex
added a Federal Express branch in the former location of the Print
Shop early in April.