funds up 40% from last year
The Oct. 31 Faculty Senate meeting was anything but scary. Good
news abounded: external funding is on the rise, searches are underway
for new faculty and there is money to fill at least $1 million in
support staff positions, the campus is forging ahead with its capital
plan, and the campus plans to do away with the student computing
pressed on pay raises
Sometimes working over the shouts of protesting faculty, staff and
students, the Board of Trustees moved through the agenda at its
Nov. 6 meeting, revising the University's alcohol policy and approved
student fee increases for fiscal year 2004, among other things.
efforts to be explored at five-campus meeting
The Academic Affairs Office in the President's Office and the five
University campuses are jointly producing a conference on community,
the environment and the interactions between the two Nov. 15 at
the Worcester campus.
named Distinguished Professor
Nursing professor Jeanine Young-Mason has been appointed a Distinguished
Professor by President William M. Bulger. The appointment was made
following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Nov. 6 meeting
on the Amherst campus.
COMECC appeal kicks off
The annual Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign
kicked off with a breakfast for departmental coordinators Oct. 31
in the Lincoln Campus Center.
50-plus years, University Club tries on some new shades
Even longtime members of the campus community probably haven't seen
the University Club get a fresh paint job before; staff in Facilities
Planning guess it hasn't been done for more than half a century.
serves on the homefront
For military reservists, a call-up means squaring away personal
affairs and ensuring their families will be cared for during the
deployment. But when Capt. Peter Holmsten of the 439th Airlift Wing
at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee received word that he was
being activated, his loose ends included finding a home for his
collection of 33 bonsai trees.
giving introduced by Development Office
Giving to UMass Amherst got easier last month, when the Development
Office made it possible for supporters of the campus to donate money
through an online site.