The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 33
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
May 16, 2003

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Seniors Troy Lorusso (left) and Sara Antion take a "tea break" during inventory re-organization at the Crafts Center in the Student Union on Jan. 16. The two are wearing batik and painted silk items they found during the inventory. (Stan Sherer photo) Junior outfielder Aisha Franke slaps an infield hit against Fordham in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 championship on May 8. The Minutewomen defeated the Rams and took two from Temple to capture their ninth straight conference title. (Stan Sherer photo)
   
 

Lombardi sketches budget strategy
Chancellor John V. Lombardi moved forward last week in preparing the campus for "a rather dramatic reduction" in its budget by posting a webpage and addressing the Faculty Senate about impending decisions.

House cuts University by 18%
The University system made no gains last week as the House completed action on its $22.5 billion fiscal 2004 budget plan. Despite attempts by some lawmakers to restore some of the $79.8 million slashed from the University's appropriation, House members left the proposed 18 percent cut intact.

Minuteman prevails as Athletics logo
"The Minuteman triumphs," Athletics director Ian McCaw announced at a press conference late Wednesday afternoon. "The alumni and friends of the University have spoken."

Wiarda leaving for post at Georgia
Political Science professor Howard J. Wiarda, a highly regarded scholar of foreign policy and Latin America politics, is leaving the faculty after 38 years to head a new department of international affairs at the University of Georgia.

Students' idea spawns Shakespeare festival
What began as a small idea between two undergraduates late last semester grew into a full-blown Shakespeare Festival at the Renaissance Center on a warm spring day with a cast of 70 plus dozens of crew members.

Marketing classes pitch Honda to students
Students in two Marketing classes formed an ad agency this semester to market a car to UMass students. The courses, taught by associate professor of Marketing Kathleen Debevec Witz, have 29 enrollees who were given $2,500 by the Honda Element College Program, an educational and marketing effort by American Honda, to plan and implement a marketing event.

 
 
    
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