The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVII, Issue 25
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
March 15, 2002

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Lee Badgett, associate professor of Economics Lee Badgett, associate professor of Economics, discusses the University's financial situation with her "Sexuality and Economics" class as part of a campus-wide teach-in on March 6-7. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of Professors and the Save UMass coalition, the teach-in was aimed at educating students about the budget and encouarging them to contact their legislators and University officials to push for more state support. About 2,500 rallied against budget cuts on March 7. (Stan Sherer photo)
   
 

Athletics to eliminate 7 intercollegiate sports
The Athletic Department this week announced the planned elimination of seven intercollegiate teams at the end of the semester, a move intended to save $1.1 million.

Bulger seeks 10.5% hike in funding
Linking the University system to the long-term economic vitality of the state, President William M. Bulger this week asked lawmakers for a 10.5 percent increase in funding for the next fiscal year.

Retirement plan targets long-time employees
In an effort to gain more flexibility within the campus budget, the University is offering a retirement incentive package for employees who are eligible to retire with 80 percent of their salary by June 30.

Memorial planned for Barbara Burn
A memorial celebration for Barbara B. Burn is planned for Monday, April 1, at 1 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. A reception in the Lincoln Campus Center will follow.

Animal Planet host to visit campus
Jeff Corwin, executive producer and host of a wildlife adventure show on the Animal Planet channel, comes to campus March 24-26 as the Eleanor Bateman Scholar in Residence.

 
 
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