BOSTON (AP) — The loss of housing and dining revenue during the coronavirus pandemic is the major reason the five-campus University of Massachusetts system is facing a projected $335 million...
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts board of trustees on Monday unanimously selected Marcelo Suárez-Orozco to serve as the new chancellor for the system's Boston...
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts board of trustees is holding a special meeting this week where it is expected to select a new chancellor for the system's Boston campus.
BOSTON (AP) — The president of the University of Massachusetts system says administration officials plan to create an online college for adult learners.
BOSTON (AP) — University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan is expected to discuss the school's coming opportunities and challenges at his annual State of the University address.
BOSTON (AP) — Leaders of the state's public university system are pledging to continue their policy of allowing transgender students, faculty, staff members and guests to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity even if Massachusetts voters opt to repeal a 2016 transgender rights law.
BOSTON (AP) — Following a recount, Lori Trahan on Monday was declared the winner of a razor-close Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts.
Dan Koh, who finished second in the 10-candidate primary on Sept. 4, conceded defeat as the recount in the 37 cities and towns in Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District came to a close — with Trahan adding slightly to her narrow margin of victory.
BOSTON (AP) — The three finalists vying for the job of chancellor of the struggling University of Massachusetts-Boston have withdrawn their names from consideration.
Marty Meehan, president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, said Monday in a letter to the UMass-Boston community that the decision brings "an unceremonious end to a seven-month search process."
BOSTON (AP) — The search committee tasked with finding a new chancellor for the University of Massachusetts-Boston has submitted the names of three finalists to the system's president.
The finalists announced Friday are Kathy Humphrey, senior vice chancellor for engagement and secretary of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pittsburgh; Peter Lyons, vice provost and dean of Perimeter College at Georgia State University; and Jack Thomas, president of Western Illinois University.
BOSTON (AP) — Steve Kerrigan, the 2014 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, is the latest candidate to jump into an increasingly crowded field hoping to succeed Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas, who isn't seeking re-election.
Kerrigan is president of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund — a nonprofit supporting families of military personnel with ties to Massachusetts who have died as a result of active duty service since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas, who credited her late husband Paul as a political lodestar, announced Wednesday she would not seek re-election in her north Massachusetts district.
"I have learned in life that there is a time for endings and for new beginnings. After much thought, I have decided that this is one of those times," the 71-year-old Tsongas said in a statement.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts undergraduates will pay an average of $416 more per year for in-state tuition this fall under a hike trustees approved Monday.
The roughly 3 percent increase will bump the average in-state undergraduate tuition at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses to $14,253 for the 2017-18 academic year. Tuition rates at the Worcester medical school were set previously.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Students attending the University of Massachusetts next fall will soon have a better of idea of what they'll be paying in tuition and fees.
The UMass Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at the medical school in Worcester on Monday and tuition and fees are on the agenda.
Any decisions on tuition will apply only to the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses. Medical school tuition rates for the new year have already been set.
BOSTON (AP) — The beleaguered chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston has announced that he is stepping down.
J. Keith Motley announced his resignation Wednesday, shortly after meeting with UMass President Marty Meehan. Motley will officially step down at the end of the academic year and after a sabbatical, return to the faculty.
Motley has come under increasing fire recently amid a $30 million deficit, declining enrollment and fundraising, and several overdue construction projects.
BOSTON (AP) — The president of an in-state private college has been named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Robert Johnson, who has been president of Becker College in Worcester since 2010, was named to the UMass-Dartmouth post Tuesday by the UMass system's trustees.
UMass President Marty Meehan recommended Johnson for the post, calling him "an accomplished, visionary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven commitment to student success."
BOSTON (AP) — The search for a new chancellor for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been narrowed to three finalists.
The search committee on Wednesday announced that Robert Johnson, president of Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts; James Lentini, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Oakland University in Michigan; and Philip Way, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Slippery Rock University, in Pennsylvania, are in the running.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts School of Law officials say the state's first public law school has reached a major milestone with full accreditation by the American Bar Association.
The announcement means that the 6-year-old Dartmouth school, which has experienced growing pains, meets or exceeds all ABA quality standards. The school earned provisional accreditation in 2012.
BOSTON (AP) — The president of the University of Massachusetts system has purchased a waterfront condominium overlooking Boston Harbor for $975,000.
The Sun (http://bit.ly/2g2EAmr ) reports that Marty Meehan closed on the condo at Boston Harbor Towers on Oct. 25. The 31-story towers are next to the New England Aquarium.
Meehan's predecessor, Robert Caret, made headlines when he sold a nearby property for a $420,000 profit — all while collecting a $60,000 annual housing allowance.
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees has voted to hike tuition at the five-campus system by 5.8 percent for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The hike will result in an average tuition increase of about $756 this year for in-state undergraduate students.
UMass President Marty Meehan said the tuition increase was critical to maintaining the university system.
"I believe that in following this course, we will be preserving the quality...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Students across the University of Massachusetts system are likely to face higher tuition after the board of trustees meets.
Trustees are scheduled to meet at the medical school on Worcester on Thursday to discuss the issue.
A system spokesman says the board is being forced to consider tuition hikes because the system was unable to secure the level of state funding it had hoped for the new fiscal year. The system is facing an $85 million...