To the Campus Community
At the beginning of this new semester I would
like to bring everyone up to date on some of the events of the past
five weeks or so.
The case for public
This spring 50,000 students will graduate from
public high schools in Massachusetts, and three quarters of them
will go to college. Half of those Massachusetts students who pursue
higher education will do so on a public campus.
Swift plan cuts $3.5m
The process of fashioning a fiscal 2003 state
budget had its official kickoff last week as Acting Gov. Jane Swift
outlined her proposed $23.5 billion spending plan and reiterated
her steadfast opposition to any delay in a series of voter-approved
income tax rollbacks.
make their case to students
Students moving back into residence halls early
this week and their accompanying parents were greeted by warnings
regarding the future of student safety on campus.
Higher fees on
Student charges for the 2002-03 academic year
and the current fiscal operating budget top the agenda for the next
Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. in the
Conference Dining Room at the Dartmouth campus.
Welch gives $1m for
Recalling his academic roots, retired General
Electric chairman Jack Welch has given $1 million to the University
to establish a scholarship fund for graduates of Salem High School.