A plan to scrap a graduation requirement for undergraduates in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts was referred last week by the Faculty Senate to the Rules Committee for further review.
Matthew Zunic, age 87, of Crystal River, Fla., a former basketball coach and professor of Physical Education, died Dec. 15, in Lecanto, Fla.
Campus officials are promising swift disciplinary action against students involved in a Dec. 15 riot that occurred in the Southwest Residential Area following the football team’s loss to Appalachian State in the national championship game.
New doctoral concentrations in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Sport Management were approved Dec. 14 by the Faculty Senate.
Robert V. Poirier, 77, of Greenfield, a retired staff assistant with the Office of Information Technologies, died Dec. 13 at the Franklin Medical Center.
Carl H. Eiben, 85, of Amherst, a retired associate professor with the Feed, Seed and Fertilizer Laboratory, died Dec. 10.
Anibal Gomez, 79, of Holyoke, a retired maintainer I with Physical Plant, died Dec. 9.
Expanded course options for University Without Walls (UWW) students were approved Dec. 14 by the Faculty Senate.
William Hite of the Music and Dance Department has been invited to sing tenor solos in Musica Sacra’s annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 20 and 22.
Two UMass Amherst Police Department sergeants have been promoted to lieutenant and three new officers have joined the force after graduating from the training academy.