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The Bilingual Collegiate Program will celebrate 30 years of service during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 29-31.

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The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) invites faculty and staff at UMass Amherst to participate in a group purchase of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh computers. Participating in this program will give you, or your department, the opportunity to purchase licenses for this software at a significantly reduced cost.

More detailed information is available at the OIT website (see below).

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Campus Services has instituted a new "Meet and Greet" service to provide ground transportation for official campus guests between Bradley International Airport and UMass Amherst as well as other destinations in Massachusetts.

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Parking Services is installing new parking meter paystations, one in the visitor’s lot south of the Visitors Center, and a second in the parking meter section of Lot 40 near Boyden. The paystations will take the place of the existing individual space meters.

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Optical scanning of exams offered by the Information Technology Services branch of the President’s Office will no longer be available after the end of the calendar year and the campus is assessing faculty needs to determine how to fill the gap.

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The past year brought a number of changes to campus, including departmental mergers, reorganizations and new appointments.

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A debate between the two candidates for the Hampshire-Franklin Senate seat, incumbent Sen. Stan Rosenberg, Democrat of Amherst, and Republican challenger James D. Miller of Pelham will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in 104 Thompson Hall.

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The Isenberg School of Management has received two top 10 national rankings in the 2005 edition of the Best 143 Business Schools, published by The Princeton Review. In the publication, which ranked MBA programs in 11 categories, the Isenberg School placed fourth in the nation in the category of “Best Professors,” and 10th in “Best Overall Academic Experience”

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Issues of tolerance and diversity on campus will be addressed at a special forum on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium. A panel of nine faculty, administrators and student leaders will discuss concerns raised earlier this week after the discovery of photographs of some student leaders posing last spring in front of a Ku Klux Klan drawing after a Latino student won the Student Government Association presidency.

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Richard Bogartz of Psychology was elected chair of the Faculty Senate’s Rules Committee on Sept. 23 and librarian Marilyn Billings topped Maurianne Adams of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services in balloting for an at-large seat on the committee.

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