ask trustees to fund pacts
Three representatives of unions from across the University system
spoke at the Aug. 7 meeting of the Board of Trustees, asking University
officials to fund negotiated three-year contracts extending through
RA union to bargain
The tug-of-war between the University and organizers of a resident
assistant union took an unexpected turn last week as both sides
announced plans to begin collective bargaining in the fall.
named interim head of Continuing Education
Harlan Sturm, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Fine
Arts (CHFA), has been named interim director of Continuing Education,
according to John Mullin, interim vice chancellor for University
EPA reach accord on penalty for Clean Air violations
More than two years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
found Clean Air Act violations on campus, the federal agency and
the University last month reached an agreement on a penalty.
student dies in accident
An Amherst man faces vehicular homicide charges in connection with
a one-car accident that claimed the life of graduate student Jennifer
Lee on July 27.
killed in bombing at Hebrew University in Israel
Among the seven people killed in the July 31 bombing at Hebrew University
in Jerusalem was Janis R. Coulter, 36, who earned her B.A. in History
at UMass in 1991.
given budget duties
Along with her responsibility for academic labor relations, associate
provost Susan Pearson is coordinating budget and finance activity
within Academic Affairs, according to interim Provost Charlena M.
selected as new director of Procurement
John O. Martin has been appointed director of Procurement by interim
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Budget Joyce Hatch. Martin
succeeds Charles Gibson, who retired June 15.
Isenberg students gain sense of 'community'
Incoming Isenberg School of Management students lent a hand to two
Springfield projects as part of an introduction to life at the school