Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Victor Woolridge to serve as chair of UMass Board of Trustees

By Marie MacCune

February 2, 2015

Filed under Campus News, News, Scrolling Headlines

Last month, Henry Thomas III officially resigned as chair of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees to give Gov. Charlie Baker the option to make his own appointment. The new governor has just done exactly that recently...

UMass unions submit a petition to Board of Trustees for concessions

By Marie MacCune

September 29, 2014

Filed under Campus News, News, Scrolling Headlines

The University of Massachusetts Unions United Coalition submitted a petition to the UMass Board of Trustees last week. The petition follows in the wake of an on-campus rally, a hearing with the Massachusetts Department of Labor...

Lack of state funding a main cause of UMass fee hikes

By Eric Bosco

April 16, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

When it comes to bearing the burden of paying for the rising costs of higher education, students and their families usually carry most of the weight. For many public state schools, decreases in state funding have led to shouldering rising costs through increases in tuition and fees. I...

Board of Trustees approves $3.1 billion for UMass’ new construction system

By Brian Bevilacqua

October 9, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees’ Committee on Administration and Finance has decided to continue the ongoing construction at UMass and throughout the five-campus system. The Board approved $3.1 billion in spending on fu...

Chancellor search down to two candidates, decision coming Monday

By Collegian News Staff

March 24, 2012

Filed under Campus News

In a period of 24 hours, the candidate pool for the next University of Massachusetts chancellor has decreased from four finalists to two. Susan Phillips, the provost and vice president of academic affairs at the State University of New York Alb...

UMPD officers file suit against department over audio surveillance

By Alyssa Creamer

February 23, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

As University of Massachusetts Police Chief Johnny Whitehead prepares to leave his position at the University by February’s end, a class action lawsuit has been filed against him, the University and the UMPD by officers within...

Committee searching for next UMass chancellor formed

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Members of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees and representatives from the UMass President’s Office yesterday announced the names of those who will serve on the search committee that will find a replaceme...

Special commission recommends for changes to Code of Student Conduct

By Chris Shores

April 21, 2011

Filed under Campus News

A special commission on the University of Massachusetts Code of Student Conduct – formed in the wake of an administrative mishandling of a rape case last spring – has released its recommendations for changes in the Code. The commission – at o...

UMass Board of Trustees approves $546 million in construction

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2010

Filed under Five College News

On Sept. 23, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the borrowing of $546 million to fund four new projects, including 1,500 beds and new student housing UMass Amherst, a new academic building for UMass Bost...