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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.