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New England News
6:06 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

UMass' Caret Departing For Familiar Territory

Robert Caret will leave the University of Massachusetts to become the fourth chancellor of the University System of Maryland in July.
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The president of the University of Massachusetts is heading south to a familiar place.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

UMass President Leaving For Post In Maryland

Robert Caret
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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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New England News
6:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Students Seek Vote On UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment

Joanne Martone, co-chair of the Professional Staff Union addresses the UMass Board of Trustees
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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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New England News
6:16 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Opening Enrollment At UMass Springfield Exceeds Officials' Expectations

Gov.Deval Patrick leads a grand opening ceremony for the UMass Center at Springfield.
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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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New England News
6:10 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

UMass Satellite Campus Getting Set To Welcome First Students

The welcome center for the UMass Center at Springfield opened March 31st Classes begin Sept. 2 at the newest UMass campus.
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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."

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New England News
6:27 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Tuition,Fees To Remain Unchanged At UMass For Second Straight Year

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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New England News
6:22 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

UMass Satellite Seen As Economic Engine For Springfield

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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

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New England News
8:21 am
Tue November 26, 2013

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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New England News
6:26 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

UMass Moves Closer To Establishing A Satellite Campus In Springfield

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret began a bus tour of the state on Tuesday. He started in Springfield where he discussed the progress toward establishing a satellite center
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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.

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New England News
9:00 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

UMass Dartmouth Suspends Student Charged in Connection with Boston Marathon Attacks

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.

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