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Action needed to get UMB bills passed, Chancellor search info, and a Mt. Ida update

5/16/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope you will attend the Senate Oversight Committee meeting about the Mount Ida purchase at the State House today, from 12 to 3 pm in the Gardner Auditorium.  If you cannot attend, please send your thoughts to the State Senator: Kathleen.oconnorives@masenate.gov.  There are various proposals to help UMB.  Please call your State Senator this week: 

Mount Ida—send emails today and come tomorrow at noon to the State House

5/15/2018

Dear Colleagues,

Much has occurred around the Mount Ida acquisition.   The UMass Amherst Chancellor, Kumble R. Subbaswamy, informed the legislature that Amherst plans to offer certificate and graduate programs in nursing, business, computer science, and engineering at the Mt Ida Campus of UMass Amherst.  (See his letter here)

Faculty Staff Union President Marlene Kim’s comments to the Board of Higher Education

5/15/18

Faculty Staff Union President Marlene Kim’s comments to the Board of Higher Education.  May 1, 2018.  Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA.

FSU statement supporting UMB centers and institutes

5/7/2018

Dear Colleague,

In case you missed it we wanted you to be aware of the following statement approved by the FSU Executive Committee on 4/18/2018 regarding UMB centers and institutes:

Walkout to protest Mt. Ida deal, attacks on UMB- Tues 5/8/18, 12PM

5/4/2018

Upset about the UMass Amherst - Mt. Ida deal? The underfunding of our Boston campus?  The  disrespect being shown to us by the UMass Board of Trustees?  

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