The UMass system earns praise from the Republican editorial board for signing on to an Obama administration initiative designed to create a welcoming campus for veterans pursuing an education after their military service ends. Almost 4 percent of the system’s 70,000-plus students are veterans.
The Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston is playing an integral role in the development of a single emergency dispatch system that would serve four central Massachusetts towns.
Robyn Hannigan, dean of the School for the Environment, and Maria Ivanova, co-director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, are principal investigators on the grant, which will fund the training of fellows in environmental problem-solving. More details at umb.edu.
NEWFANE—Louise Sirois knows she has big shoes to fill as the new librarian at Moore Free Library, but she's ready for the challenge.
Sirois said she grew up in northern Maine, “where any trip to town was special,” and she especially liked going to