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Big Investments in Football Reviewed by Special Committee

The Faculty Senate’s Ad Hoc Committee on FBS Football met recently, and they had some tough questions for John McCutcheon and the department of athletics. Formed in the wake of the administration’s decision to invest millions of dollars in initiatives aimed at boosting UMass football’s status, including a move from the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) … Continue reading

Want to go ice skating in costume?!

GSS is bringing back its Halloween ice skating party. When else will you get to go ice skating dressed up as Harry Potter? This is also a great event for families. There will be a skating instructor to help out the novices, plenty of snacks, and hopefully you in costume. See you there next Sunday!

New Graduate Housing Task Force Meets

Last spring, in response to the unilateral and controversial changes made to family housing, Vice Chancellor Jean Kim promised to form a Joint Housing Task Force to address the ongoing issues and questions surrounding the North Village and Lincoln Apartments. This September the task force was indeed formed and will meet once a month for … Continue reading

Program and Budget Council Update

The Program and Budget Council is tasked with reviewing programs based on the primary question: are there enough funds? It is also tasked with reviewing the budget of the Campus (and at times the whole university), and then making recommendations up the ladders of influence. Recently the university formed an Economic Task Force with the … Continue reading