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Campus leaders began laying the groundwork for faculty participation in a planned seven-year fund-raising campaign by briefing the Faculty Senate on development priorities on Feb. 24.

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The anniversary of the birth of W.E.B Du Bois will be marked March 8 with a talk by Robert A. Hill, professor in the department of history and African studies at UCLA.

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Due to inclement weather and the closure of the campus, the Commission on Campus Diversity has cancelled today''s scheduled press conference to discuss its recommendations.

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Orlando Taylor, chair of the Commission on Campus Diversity, released this statement today:

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A wide-flung group of K-12 science and technology teachers, who first met each other in a professional-development workshop on campus last summer, has received an $85,000 pilot grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that uses the weather to inspire students with a long-lasting appreciation for science, math and engineering.

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The Commission on Campus Diversity will issue its findings at a press conference on Tuesday, March 1 at 1 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center.

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An approaching winter storm has prompted the administration to close the campus at 5:30 p.m. today.

All evening activities and classes are cancelled.

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Jean Spence, executive vice president of global technology and quality for Kraft Foods, will speak on “Best of Global, Best of Local: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Research and Development” on Wednesday, March 2 at 3:35 p.m. in 162-75 Lincoln Campus Center.

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Nearly $30 million in funding for retroactive pay raises for 13,000 public higher education employees was vetoed Feb. 24 by Gov. Mitt Romney. The money was part of a $120 million spending bill.

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The five UMass campuses are being “discouraged” from considering candidates for honorary degrees if the individuals have previously been honored by one of the campuses, according to changes adopted Feb. 16 by the Board of Trustees.

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