The University of Massachusetts plans to open its first-ever satellite campus next fall in downtown Springfield. University and city officials believe the venture will be mutually beneficial.
The UMass satellite campus will be situated in the 30-story Tower Square office building on Main Street in downtown Springfield. 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.
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 is poised to establish a first-ever satellite campus. It would be located in downtown Springfield. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has lobbied for several years to get a UMass campus in the city. 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.
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday on the flagship Amherst campus approved an ambitious building plan for the five campus system. But it comes at time when more and more students are taking classes on a computer, not in a classroom.
The University of Massachusetts is looking for a possible location to establish a satellite campus in Springfield. City officials believe it could be another step in efforts to revitalize Springfield’s downtown
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.
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. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Massachusetts legislature has passed a bill designed to spur economic development and create jobs. It should also provide a boost to the national research profile for the University of Massachusetts flagship Amherst campus. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
The University of Massachusetts is looking at the feasibility of establishing satellite campuses. The mayor of Springfield wants a satellite of the flagship Amherst campus located in his city's downtown. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno publically lobbied Monday for what he called a quicker pace to the four year old Springfield-UMass partnership.