University of Massachusetts http://wamc.org en UMass To Open Satellite Campus In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/umass-open-satellite-campus-springfield <p>The University of Massachusetts plans to open its first-ever satellite campus next fall in downtown Springfield.&nbsp; University and city officials believe the venture will be mutually beneficial.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The UMass satellite campus will be situated in the 30-story Tower Square office building on Main Street in downtown Springfield.&nbsp; Officials say the expanded presence of the state’s land grant university in the largest city in western Massachusetts will afford students more degree opportunities while infusing downtown Springfield with vitality.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:12:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 78663 at http://wamc.org UMass To Open Satellite Campus In Springfield UMass Moves Closer To Establishing A Satellite Campus In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/umass-moves-closer-establishing-satellite-campus-springfield <p>The president of the University of Massachusetts embarked Tuesday on what has become an annual cross-state bus tour to promote the five-campus system.&nbsp; The tour started in Springfield, which may soon be home to the first UMass satellite campus.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:26:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 75617 at http://wamc.org UMass Moves Closer To Establishing A Satellite Campus In Springfield UMass On Track To Establish Satellite Campus In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/umass-track-establish-satellite-campus-springfield <p>The University of Massachusetts is poised to establish a first-ever satellite campus. It would be located in downtown Springfield.&nbsp; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has lobbied for several years to get a UMass campus in the city.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke earlier this week with the Chairman of the UMass Board of Trustees, Henry Thomas, who is Springfield resident.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 16:49:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73984 at http://wamc.org UMass On Track To Establish Satellite Campus In Springfield UMass Trustees Approve Five-year Capital Plan http://wamc.org/post/umass-trustees-approve-five-year-capital-plan <p>The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday on the flagship Amherst campus approved an ambitious building plan for the five campus system.&nbsp; But it comes at time when more and more students are taking classes on a computer, not in a classroom.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73894 at http://wamc.org UMass Trustees Approve Five-year Capital Plan UMass Could Open First Satellite Campus In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/umass-could-open-first-satellite-campus-springfield <p>The University of Massachusetts is looking for a possible location to establish a satellite campus in Springfield.&nbsp; City officials believe it could be another step in efforts to revitalize Springfield’s downtown</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The University of Massachusetts has put out a formal request for proposals to lease 25,000 square feet in downtown Springfield for use as classroom and office space with the potential to double the size in the future.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 70912 at http://wamc.org UMass Could Open First Satellite Campus In Springfield Lawmakers Approve $34B Mass. Budget http://wamc.org/post/lawmakers-approve-34b-mass-budget <p></p><p></p><p>A Massachusetts state budget is headed to Governor Deval Patrick's desk after lawmakers approved the $34 billion spending plan Monday afternoon.</p><p>The budget includes additional state aid for cities and towns and enough funding for the University of Massachusetts to avoid a tuition increase in the upcoming academic year.</p><p>The House voted 123-29 and the Senate 36-3 to accept the compromise spending plan worked out by a six-member conference committee over the past several weeks.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:40:30 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68309 at http://wamc.org Lawmakers Approve $34B Mass. Budget New UMass Amherst Chancellor Makes Public Debut http://wamc.org/post/new-umass-amherst-chancellor-makes-public-debut <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A new era began today at the University of Massachusetts flagship campus. The new UMass Amherst Chancellor made his public debut at a traditional town-gown event marking the start of the new school year.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s&nbsp; Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 46697 at http://wamc.org New UMass Amherst Chancellor Makes Public Debut Jobs Bill Provides Funds For Research Grants At UMass http://wamc.org/post/jobs-bill-provides-funds-research-grants-umass <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Massachusetts legislature has passed a bill designed to spur economic development and create jobs.&nbsp; It should also provide a boost to the national research profile for the University of Massachusetts flagship Amherst campus.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 44496 at http://wamc.org Jobs Bill Provides Funds For Research Grants At UMass UMass Satellite Campus Desired In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/umass-satellite-campus-desired-springfield <p><font size="2">The University of Massachusetts is looking at the feasibility of<br /> establishing satellite campuses. The mayor of Springfield wants a<br /> satellite of the flagship Amherst campus located in his city&#39;s downtown.<br /> WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno publically lobbied Monday for<br /> what he called a quicker pace to the four year old Springfield-UMass<br /> partnership.</font></p> Mon, 14 May 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38943 at http://wamc.org UMass Satellite Campus Desired In Springfield