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Former Congressman Marty Meehan was inaugurated Thursday as the 27th president of the University of Massachusetts in a ceremony where speakers said his enthusiasm and political skills made him the right person at the right time to lead the state’s public university system.

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Officials say the University of Massachusetts was awarded 65 U.S. patents during the past fiscal year— a record amount for the system.

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The Massachusetts Legislature has restored a number of vetoes Governor Charlie Baker made in signing a $38 billion budget earlier this month.

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Western Massachusetts economic development officials are hoping for Olympics venues if Boston becomes host for the 2024 games.

A two-year freeze on tuition and fees at the University of Massachusetts won’t be extended next year.  But exactly how much student costs will be going up is still to be determined.

A University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees committee, meeting in Boston Wednesday, recommended raising the tuition and mandatory curriculum fee by up to 5 percent.  The size of the increase will be determined by the amount of funding UMass receives in the state budget, according to UMass spokesman Robert Connolly.

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Martin Meehan, the president-elect of the University of Massachusetts, visited the flagship Amherst campus today.   It was his first campus visit since he was chosen to be the system president by a unanimous vote of the UMass Board of Trustees last Friday.  Meehan, a former U.S. Congressman and current chancellor at UMass Lowell, took questions from a group of students.  

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The president of the University of Massachusetts is heading south to a familiar place.

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

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The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees met for the final time today under the administration of Governor Deval Patrick.  The meeting on the flagship Amherst campus drew union protestors and student activists.

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University of Massachusetts officials say they are pleased with the initial enrollment at the system’s first satellite campus. They say it bodes well for the future of the new UMass Center at Springfield.  Governor Deval Patrick led officials today at a grand opening ceremony.                

   Governor Patrick, who was a key supporter of establishing the first UMass satellite campus in downtown Springfield, described it as a sign of hope at a time when the gap between rich and poor in Massachusetts is widening.

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The University of Massachusetts is preparing to open its first satellite campus. The UMass Center at Springfield will welcome its first students two weeks from today.           

The newest UMass campus is on the second floor of a Main Street office tower, where ten large classrooms have been constructed at a cost more than $5 million.  UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy predicts students will be excited about the course offerings.

" It will be a slow start, but I am sure it will ramp up very quickly once we get operational there."

The cost of attending the University of Massachusetts for the 2014-15 academic year will not increase for the majority of undergraduates.  The state’s taxpayers will be putting more toward the cost of a UMass education.

   The University of Massachusetts board of trustees voted to freeze tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for the second year in a row.  The back-to-back freeze is a first in recent UMass history.

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The planned opening of a University of Massachusetts satellite campus in downtown Springfield next year is expected to provide an economic boost to the region’s largest city.  The UMass center is a key component of a downtown revitalization strategy, and the course offerings will be tailored to local workforce development needs

UMass To Detail Satellite Center In Springfield

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The University of Massachusetts is about to establish a long-awaited physical presence in the city of Springfield.

Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to join UMass President Robert Caret and several other officials to announce the location of a satellite center that will open next fall in the state's third-largest city.

The facility will house academic programs affiliated with the university's flagship campus in Amherst, as well as other UMass campuses.

More details are expected to be released at a late morning news conference.

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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.  The tour started in Springfield, which may soon be home to the first UMass satellite campus.  

       University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret said the university is moving to establish a satellite center in downtown Springfield. He expects key decisions to be reached in the next four weeks on a location, what programs will be offered and how it will all be paid for.

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has suspended one student charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings and says the other two aren't enrolled.

The university said Wednesday that Azamat Tazhayakov has been suspended "pending the outcome of the case." He and Dias Kadyrbayev were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice.

Robel Phillipos was charged with making false statements. The university says Kadyrbayev and Phillipos aren't enrolled.

The five-campus University of Massachusetts system generated $35 million during the 2011 fiscal year from the commercialization of its academic research, putting the school 14th nationally. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

A report from the Association of University Technology Managers found that UMass signed 25 licenses, created one startup company, and filed 50 patent applications. UMass was sixth overall among public institutions and second behind only the Massachusetts Institute of Technology among Bay State schools.