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Thinking of Parkland, Florida

Interim Chancellor Barry Mills | February 15, 2018
UMass Boston has put in place a network of resources, procedures, and emergency communications designed to protect the campus community should an emergency arise.

Fixing the Substructure

Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | January 31, 2018
Interim Chancellor Barry Mills unveils a plan to tear down the Science Center and garage beneath it and replace it with a parking lot, and repair the sections of underground garage beneath Wheatley and McCormack halls. The plan is estimated to cost less than initial estimates.

Welcome Back!

Interim Chancellor Barry Mills | January 22, 2018
Interim Chancellor Barry Mills welcomes students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the full resumption of the rewarding work of learning, teaching, research, and collaboration.

Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching: Call for Nominations

Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | December 20, 2017
Interim Chancellor Barry Mills is seeking nominations for The Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, which honors tenure-track junior faculty members who embody both academic and teaching excellence with an unwavering commitment to the campus and the university. Nominations are due March 2.

Budget Review

Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | November 09, 2017
Firm KPMG finds that an array of factors combined to cause UMass Boston its past budget distress.

Looking Ahead

Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | October 12, 2017
Barry Mills is stepping down as interim chancellor in June 2018.

Campus Update

Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | September 29, 2017
This new academic year began with our welcoming the largest first-time freshman class ever, with UMass Boston rising in U.S. News & World Report’s top-tier National Universities category and with our faculty continuing to be recognized for teaching, research, and service.

Interim Chancellor Mills’s 2017 Convocation Address*

Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | September 14, 2017
Read the text of Interim Chancellor Barry Mills's 2017 convocation address.

DACA Announcement

Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | September 05, 2017
Following the Trump administration’s plan to wind down DACA, UMass Boston is involved in all efforts to support its DACA students and their families, including connecting them with legal advice and protecting their personal data. The hope is to schedule a public forum in the coming days.


Barry Mills, Interim Chancellor | September 05, 2017
UMass Boston's interim chancellor welcomes returning and new UMass Boston students. UMass Boston is welcoming its largest first-time freshman class.