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Gov. W. Mitt Romney’s veto of $42.2 million in back pay for about 13,000 public higher education employees was overwhelming rejected by the Legislature this week.

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South African leader Ahmed Kathrada, will reflect on changes in his homeland since the fall of apartheid on Monday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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A new website is now available to help guide visitors to Massachusetts to a group of local museums, including the University Gallery.

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A new year-long lecture series focused on informing community residents about health issues that affect their daily lives is being presented by faculty in the Exercise Science Department.

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The Center for Public Policy and Administration has been awarded a two-year, $90,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund fellowships for economically-disadvantaged and minority graduate students.

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American higher education is awash with rankings of every variety, but few are based on measurable and reliable data, according to Chancellor John Lombardi, the co-editor of an annual analysis of the country’s leading research schools.

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Physical Plant staff will conduct cleaning of some new steam lines at the Power Plant that will briefly produce a loud noise near the Campus Parking Garage on Friday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m.

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Researchers at a group of colleges and universities, including UMass Amherst, have received two grants totaling more than $1.2 million for a three-year study of the educational benefits of inter-group dialogue in courses dealing with issues such as race, gender, ethnicity and sexuality.

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More than $42 million in back pay for public higher education employees has been vetoed by Gov. W. Mitt Romney.

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The arrival of the home heating season serves as a good reminder of the importance of installing and maintaining carbon monoxide detectors, according to Robert Laford, campus safety officer at Environmental Health and Safety.

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