The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting tomorrow to appoint a committee to begin the search for a new president. President Robert Caret announced in December his plans to resign to take the top post at the University of Maryland.
Mathematics Department Chair Eric Grinberg comments on former colleague Yitang Zhang, who received several prizes, including a MacArthur award, for solving a problem that had been open for more than a hundred and fifty years.
Associate Professor of Political Science Mo Cunningham says new Governor Charlie Baker had a different demeanor than predecessor Deval Patrick during recent storms, but proved to be an "active, hands-on, [an] engaged leader, exactly what he promised to be during the campaign."
The UMass Building Authority is moving forward with plans to build its first-ever residence hall on the campus of UMass Boston. A request for proposals will be issued this spring seeking private developers who would lease land from the university to build a 1,000-bed facility with a dining hall.
Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish says it is premature to have detailed discussions with property owners at this stage of the planning for the 2024 Olympics. Initial plans in the committee's bid call for an Olympic Village on UMass Boston's Bayside property.