The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 32
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
May 9, 2003

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 	About 30 students raced a wild assortment of whirligigs and humdingers in the 2nd Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race held May 1 on the Marshall Annex hill. Here, junior Josiah Cuneo checks his entry before starting the race. About 30 students raced a wild assortment of whirligigs and humdingers in the 2nd Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race held May 1 on the Marshall Annex hill. Here, junior Josiah Cuneo checks his entry before starting the race.
Sponsored by the Sculpture programs in the Department of Art, the race drew about 30-40 spectators, according to graduate student Shane Sellers, who helped organize the event.
"The race is not all about speed," said a flyer for the competition, "we will judge for beauty of movement, concept, use of speed (or lack thereof), and of course wackiness."
Sellers said each sculpture was timed on the 80-foot downhill route.
   
 

Romney 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.

Athletics studies 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.

45 arrested, 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.

Open meetings 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.

Boyle's hybrid 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.

Federal Express 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.

 
 
    
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