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Pioneer: UMass has a spending problem

Pioneer: UMass has a spending problem

University calls report ‘highly misleading,” says bottom line positive

THE PIONEER INSTITUTE continued its war of words with the University of Massachusetts on Monday, asserting that the five-campus system’s complaints about inadequate state funding are just not true. UMass in the past has pointed to declining state funding as the explanation for its steadily increasing student fees. A week ago, in response to a(...)

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UMass Boston’s Dr. Evil

UMass Boston’s Dr. Evil

Interim chancellor acknowledged controversial cuts

“I AM NOW Dr. Evil,” said Barry Mills after it was reported that he planned to shut down the daycare center at the University of Massachusetts Boston as part of an effort to rein in costs at the campus. Brought in as interim chancellor to right the university’s finances, Mills made the comment in an(...)

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The private college trap

The Globe Magazine over the weekend carried a provocative headline: “Work hard. Go to college. Get ahead…and other bad advice we’re giving low-income students.” The story by Neil Swidey doesn’t quite match the headline, but it nevertheless paints a very troubling portrait of low-income students getting in way over their heads financially at what Swidey(...)

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Chief of Lowell campus gets top UMass job

Chief of Lowell campus gets top UMass job

Meehan agrees to serve as president 10 years

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE AFTER TOUTING HIS FUNDRAISING capabilities and pledging to make diversity a priority, UMass Lowell Chancellor and former Congressman Martin Meehan was chosen by the University of Massachusetts Board Friday to serve as the system’s next president, a choice made about 24 hours after Meehan’s candidacy was publicly disclosed. Surpassing a Harvard(...)

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