95 employees face layoffs
Anxiously anticipated layoffs came Jan. 18 when the campus announced it was reducing its staff by 95 people in an effort to trim $3 million from its annual budget.
Services, programs offered to laid off staffers
As nearly 100 campus employees grapple with their impending layoffs, the affected workers are being offered a variety of counseling services and career-related workshops through the Training and Development Office and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP).
Services and workshops for employees facing layoffs
The workshops listed here have been scheduled for campus employees who have received notification of a layoff.
Swift outlines more cutbacks in state spending
As state tax revenue projections continue to drop, Acting Gov. Jane Swift this week cut $55 million in state spending and revived her proposal to save another $134 million by deferring payments to the state pension fund.
Massachusetts labor commission rules RAs may organize on campus
The University's resident assistants (RAs) have a legal right to unionize, the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission ruled Jan. 18.
Microbes turn mud into electricity
Will soldiers someday wear vests containing microbes that signal contact with biological weapons? Could unmanned submarines or underwater sensing devices run on microbe-power?
New X-ray images offer closer look at center of the galaxy
team of astronomers led by assistant professor Daniel Wang has taken the sharpest-ever image of the heart of the Milky Way galaxy.
Environment may influence how galaxies change, says study
Postdoctoral research fellow Daniel H. McIntosh and other scientists have uncovered evidence supporting the hypothesis that spiral galaxies pulled into large galaxy clusters change drastically both in appearance and star formation.