debate on $23.2b budget
The Senate opened debate this week on a proposed
$23.2 billion fiscal 2003 budget that called for level-funding the
University system at $460.6 million - $11.5 million more than the
$449 million approved last month by the House.
indicted in newborns death
A former University student, the mother of an
infant found dead in a campus dumpster May 2, faces charges of murder
and removing or conveying a dead body, according to Renee Steese,
a deputy first assistant in the Northwestern District Attorney's
appointed to interim posts; units shifted
The transition to a new campus administration
moved forward last week as interim Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams
announced several administrative appointments and organizational
changes in preparation for the arrival of the new chancellor, John
V. Lombardi, on July 1.
numbers dip, but rebound anticipated
After receiving just under 21,000 applications,
the most in a year for a decade, the Admissions Office is finding
a smaller than expected number of incoming students has signed up
for the fall.
Soccer star dies
Stephanie Santos, 19, an undergraduate soccer
star, died June 9 when the car she was riding in struck a utility
pole in Granby.
in as police chief
The last few years have not been happy ones for
UMass Police officers. Protracted contract problems and the death
last year of Lt. Mike Grabiec cast a pall over the department.
seeks historic designation
The members of the University Club recently approved
a plan to explore having the structure placed on the National Register
of Historic Places.
College African Scholars program launched
Last week marked the inauguration on campus of
the Five College African Scholars Program.
Marching Band featured
on fund-raising CDs for charity
The Minuteman Marching Band is helping to raise
funds for the Salvation Army as part of a benefit project conceived
in the aftermath of the events of Sept. 11.
office shuts down
The Lincoln Campus Center eliminated two services
May 31 when it gave up its postal substation, Campus Sender, and
closed the Campus Copy print shop.