Recapturing an Indivisible America

In this country, it was said, people could find common ground. Americans were and would always be united. And so it seemed.

UMass President Meehan appoints Dr. Nefertiti Walker as Presidential Advisor on Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Walker to support system-wide collaboration while continuing to serve as UMass Amherst Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences receives nearly $95 million to enhance nationally ranked program and facilities

The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today that as part of Robert and Donna Manning’s recent historic $50 million gift to the University of Massachusetts, $18 million will endow the newly named Robert and Donna Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences.

UMass President Marty Meehan to receive RFK Embracing the Legacy Award

Receiving the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ Embracing the Legacy award has particular meaning and poignance for UMass President Marty Meehan, who counts the late senator and presidential candidate as an inspiration and personal hero.

UMass Board of Trustees approves Massachusetts student tuition freeze for 2021-2022 academic year

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted today to approve UMass President Marty Meehan’s proposal to freeze tuition for all in-state undergraduate and graduate students at UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell in the 2021-2022 academic year.

University of Massachusetts Efficiency and Effectiveness (E&E) initiative saves more than $125 million

The University of Massachusetts has saved $26.9 million in operational costs as a result of its innovative efficiency and effectiveness program since January 2020, for a total of more than $125 million since the E&E program was launched in FY11, according to the university’s FY20 Efficiency and Effectiveness Report.

UMass research reaches record high in FY2020

Despite the onset of the coronavirus, the University of Massachusetts conducted a record-breaking $687 million of research in Fiscal Year 2020, according to a report released at today’s meeting of the UMass Board of Trustees Committee on Academic and Student Affairs.

UMass President Marty Meehan to recommend tuition freeze for the second straight year as the university prepares for Massachusetts economic recovery

University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan announced today that he would recommend that the university’s Board of Trustees freeze tuition for in-state undergraduates for the academic year beginning in September.

New beginnings. New possibilities.

During my time in Congress, I came to know Joe Biden as a person of integrity, faith, and empathy. While many aspects of this day are sobering reminders about the immense challenges that our country faces, I find cause for hope in the character and life experiences of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

UMass making major contribution to the statewide COVID vaccine effort

From vaccination clinics and clinical trials to a new volunteer recruitment web portal, UMass is targeting its teaching, research and community engagement efforts to accelerate vaccinations statewide

UMass convenes businesses for innovation summits to propel post-pandemic economic recovery

Reflecting its historic mission of creating and disseminating knowledge, the University of Massachusetts hosted six online forums where UMass research scientists discussed major innovations with representatives from business, industry, government and academia.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us all stop and reflect on the personal and collective responsibility that we have to honor Dr. King’s legacy and his enduring fight for justice for all people.

Build a vaccination corps to reopen America

While our public health leaders know what must be done, their critical work could be supported by a national COVID-19 Vaccine Corps, a volunteer pool to help support the logistics of administering hundreds of millions of vaccine doses.

Message from UMass President Marty Meehan on the presidential election

Now that one of the most difficult of elections is behind us, my fervent hope is that our nation will come together to resolve the problems that confront us and create a better future we all desire.

Voter expression is cause for optimism

My old friend and congressional colleague John S. McCain liked to joke that “it’s always darkest before it’s totally black” — wryly revising notions about it being darkest just before the dawn.