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The UMass Amherst Police Department celebrated White Ribbon Day with Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan on March 2 by hosting a breakfast for department personnel as well as Amherst police and firefighters. Sullivan said that law enforcement and emergency medical technicians are often...
White Ribbon Day at UMass Police Department
The Joint Task Force on Resource Allocation (JTFRA) has posted a second draft report and invites comments from the campus community before submitting its final report to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy later this spring. The task force co-chairs, Elizabeth Chilton, associate vice chancellor for...
The Presidential Search Committee is holding an open forum on Tuesday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m. in 168C Campus Center to hear comments from the campus community. In a March 5 email, search committee chairman Robert J. Manning said, “One of the core principles of the search for a new president...
Robert J. Manning
A 15-member advisory committee has been formed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to recommend how the campus can develop an international admissions policy that is as open as possible while complying with federal laws. At the Feb. 19 Faculty Senate meeting, the chancellor said the International...
UMass Amherst is realigning its academic advising program to better serve the one-in-four first-year students who enter the university without a declared major. Beginning in September, all undeclared first-year students will join the new Exploratory Track Program and be placed in one of eight...
Construction of the $52 million Design Building (DB) will begin April 1 next to the Studio Arts Building on what is now parking Lot 62. A number of parking spaces will be lost, and some permit holders are being relocated to alternate lots. Parking Services will hold an open forum for Lot 62...
A six-member committee appointed by President Robert L. Caret to conduct a review of Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy will visit campus Tuesday, March 3 to meet with various constituencies as part of the evaluation process. Chaired by Trustee Henry Thomas III, the committee will meet privately with...
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
In recognition of its sustainability accomplishments in areas such as operations, academics and research, engagement, and administration, the campus has once again received a gold rating announced this month from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The...
To compensate for class time lost to snow closings, the Faculty Senate voted Feb. 19 to amend the academic calendar to designate Reading Day on Thursday, April 30 as a Monday class day. Final exams will start on Friday, May 1 as scheduled.  “Faculty are asked to use this Monday make up...
April 30 calendar page
The search committee for the assistant provost for diversity has identified three more finalists for the position: Eric Castillo, Ken Durgans and Leykia Brill. All three will visit campus and make public presentations to the community during the upcoming week. Castillo will give his presentation...

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