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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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The Faculty Senate on Feb. 24 approved a new professional doctorate in Audiology intended to meet new national standards for clinical certification of audiologists set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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The implications of “open access” for scholars, publishers and libraries will be the focus of “In the Public Interest: Expanding Access to Scholarly Research” on Thursday, March 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

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Volunteer marshals, aides, and ushers are needed for the 2005 Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 22.

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A revised mission statement for the University system was approved Feb. 16 by the Board of Trustees.

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Julie A. Caswell, professor of Resource Economics, will present a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled “A Food-Scare a Day: Why Aren’t We Better at Managing Dietary Risks?” on Monday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center.

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Anthropology professor Arthur Keene was appointed Feb. 16 by the Board of Trustees to be the first Terrence Murray Commonwealth College Honors Professor.

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After a decade of operating a joint Ph.D. program in Nursing, the Amherst and Worcester campuses have been given the go-ahead by the Board of Trustees to establish independent doctoral programs.

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Eugene and Ronnie Isenberg have made a $1 million gift to establish the Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg Professorship in Integrative Environmental Science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

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