WORCESTER — Meeting its goal to hold tuition increases at or below the rate of inflation, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted today to increase tuition rates by 2.5 percent, or an average of $351 per student, for in-state undergraduate students at UMass for the 2018-19 academic year.
Across the four undergraduate campuses — Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and... Read more
BOSTON — The UMass Board of Trustees on Wednesday officially appointed Katherine Newman interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston effective July 1, with Chairman of the Board of Trustees Rob Manning and UMass President Marty Meehan praising the appointment.
“In Katherine Newman, UMass Boston is getting a leader with the academic background, leadership skills and... Read more
BOSTON — Eight high-achieving University of Massachusetts students have been awarded $5,000 scholarships by the James J. Karam Scholarship Fund.
Established in 2013, the fund is named for local businessman James Karam, who served nearly 10 years on the UMass Board of Trustees, including four years as chairman, and championed high-quality, affordable education during his tenure.
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Summer learning isn’t just for students. Some educators carve out time during their summer vacations to brush up on their skills--like mathematics, social studies, science, and writing.
In July area teachers will return to downtown Springfield for specialized training. The Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP) is hosting its Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) at the... Read more
The “JA Day” in area schools with hundreds of volunteers, the “EnTEENpreneur Pitch Contest,” and the “Stock Market Competition” are among this nonprofit’s signature programs during the school year. Now Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM) is back at it again. This time JAWM is building the next generation of entrepreneurs with its now signature summer program, namely the JA BEE... Read more
R. B. Doering Middle School is the latest school to join the College Matters for U Program. Over 50 5th and 6th graders visited the UMass Center last month for the daylong college and career-readiness program focusing on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Doering is the first school from Agawam Public Schools to participate in the program.
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Dozens gathered at the UMass Center in downtown Springfield recently to learn about the air quality in the Pioneer Valley. UMass Amherst Professor Krystal Pollitt presented her findings after conducting a series of research studies in Springfield.
“Exposure to environmental pollutants are thought to contribute to asthma in children,” said Pollitt. “Knowing the exposures... Read more
By: Hector Molina, WWLP Channel 22
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Some of the most difficult air to breath in the country is in western Massachusetts. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America named the Springfield area "the most challenging place for people with asthma." ... Read more
Springfield, MA—In observance of Asthma Awareness Month, the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition and UMass will hold a free, interactive, family event featuring results from the Fresh Air Project measuring air quality in Springfield as well as demonstrations of strategies to improve air quality and reduce asthma flare-ups.
The Springfield area was recently named... Read more