The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 35
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
May 30, 2003

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Juniors Barbara Higgins and Matt Petrie pause outside Herter Hall. Petrie is carrying a cardboard Sprite bottle that was used as a prop during a photo session at the Minuteman sculpture. (Stan Sherer photo) Juniors Barbara Higgins and Matt Petrie pause outside Herter Hall. Petrie is carrying a cardboard Sprite bottle that was used as a prop during a photo session at the Minuteman sculpture. (Stan Sherer photo)
   
 

Class of 2003 celebrates 'best day of the year'
Undaunted by overcast skies and a slight delay caused by traffic tie-ups on roads leading to campus, the Class of 2003 celebrated its academic success during the 133rd Undergraduate Commencement ceremony held at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Scaled-back bond issue approved by Romney aide
A scaled-down bond issue for capital projects across the University system was approved this week by the Romney administration.

Nursing dean also to head SPHHS on interim basis
A national search for a new dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) took an abrupt turn this week as Eileen Breslin, dean of the School of Nursing, was named to head SPHHS on an interim basis.

Research dollars hit record high
With dollars from the state harder to come by these days, interim Vice Chancellor for Research Fred Byron offered the Faculty Senate some good news May 22 when he reported that research funding is up nearly 11 percent over last year. Byron also announced that income from intellectual property is on the rise.

Moscardelli wins APSA Congressional Fellowship
Assistant professor of Political Science Vincent G. Moscardelli has been awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for the 2003-04 academic year.

Senate passes recommendations to maintain quality of undergraduate programs during fiscal difficulties
At its May 22 meeting, the Faculty Senate approved guidelines designed to maintain "the quality of undergraduate education and student success through the current fiscal crisis at the University."

FAC announces 2003-04 season
Billed as a "ticket to a world of artistic excellence, the Fine Arts Center's 2003-04 season boasts a variety of dance, theater and classical music as well as jazz, world and popular music performances.

Four lacrosse players named All-Americans
Senior midfielder Chris Fiore this week was named a first team All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

 
 
    
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