Question and Answer: Trustee candidate Derek Dunlea expects to bring finance knowledge to Board of Trustees
Dunlea hopes to prevent tuition and fee increase and better representation to graduate students.
Demonstrators issue demands at Board of Trustees meeting as Woolridge announces resignation from post of chairman
Protesters desired mandation of all UMass campuses to be sanctuary campuses and a timeline for divestment from fossil fuel corporations.
UMass Divest and proponents of sanctuary campus will not be allowed to speak at Board of Trustees meeting
Public comment denied in move organizers of on-campus groups call undemocratic.
50 Activists attend meeting as UMass Board of Trustees approves motion of divestment from fossil fuel companies
Union staff members cite concerns over recent layoffs and university privatization.
AMHERST– By a unanimous vote from the University of Massachusetts Foundation’s Board of Directors, UMass will become the first major public university to divest its direct investments in fossil fuel companies, according to the school’s press release. In mid April, hundreds of University of Massachusetts students held a sit-in inside the Whitmore Administration Building, demanding the university cut its investments in fossil fuels. The protest lasted eight nonconsecutive days and over 30 students were arrested for trespassing on the property. Today, their efforts have been rewarded. “This action is consistent with the principles that have guided our university since its Land Grant inception…
The campaign attracted hundreds of supporters to demand the UMass Foundation stop investing in top fossil fuel companies.
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees heard from several student speakers on Wednesday during its meeting on the Dartmouth campus.
Divest UMass rallied and staged a sit-in at Whitmore to demand divestment from fossil fuels.
Organizer Mica Reel says that the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees has not responded with necessary urgency after three years of campaigning.
Sarah Jacqz and Shawn Provost illustrate why UMass needs to take their divestment commitment to the next level, if serious change is to be made.
University of Massachusetts alumnus Larry Carpman spoke to a group of students and faculty Monday about the “very thin” line between journalism and public relations.
President Meehan blocks pay raises to help cover $10.9 million budget shortfall.
Board of Trustees decided to change mascot following student protest in November.
In the wake of dozens of allegations made by over 50 women, UMass graduate Bill Cosby faces his first criminal charges.
Faculty and alumni plan on joining students in getting a broader divestment commitment in light of the University’s recent announcement that it would divest from direct investments in coal companies.
In the wake of recent climate talks in Paris, UMass sophomore Sarah Jacqz writes that the Board of Trustees has an opportunity to make a statement.
The money raised from the fee will be spent on buying new equipment and upgrading machinery.
The board approved a “contingency” vote Wednesday as UMass awaits funding from the state for the 2016 year.
The SAAC is in the process of drafting and distributing a letter to major players within Massachusetts asking for their support as students hope to minimize the damage of possible tuition and student fee increases.
The committee also approved a motion for a $250 Information Technology student fee, which will be voted on by the Board of Trustees June 17.