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Nine SouthCoast students awarded $45,000 in UMass scholarships through the James Karam Scholarship Fund

Scholarship fund recognizes local students’ academic achievements and community engagement BOSTON – The James J. Karam Scholarship Fund has awarded nine current and incoming University of Massachusetts students $45,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are awarded...

Statement by UMass President Marty Meehan on the Commonwealth’s FY22 budget

I want to express my sincere appreciation to Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, Speaker Mariano, and their colleagues in the Massachusetts legislature for their support of the University of Massachusetts in this year’s budget. This support, combined with the...

UMass emerging from pandemic positioned to drive renewal and recovery in the Commonwealth

BOSTON – University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan today said that the university is emerging from the pandemic period “with its academic, research and financial strengths fully intact” and positioned to play a major role in driving renewal and recovery in...

UMass to celebrate nearly 19,000 graduates this spring

Five campuses to honor graduates with in-person ceremonies and online celebrations BOSTON – Nearly 19,000 students will receive degrees from the University of Massachusetts over the next month during a combination of in-person and online ceremonies. The celebrations...

Five UMass faculty members receive Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Award recognizes exemplary teaching and service across five UMass campuses BOSTON – Five University of Massachusetts faculty members have been awarded the 2021 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for their exemplary dedication to students and the...

UMass President Marty Meehan to receive RFK Embracing the Legacy Award

May 11 virtual event will support the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps BOSTON -- Receiving the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ Embracing the Legacy award has particular meaning and poignance for UMass President...

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

Board approval marks second consecutive tuition freeze for in-state students and complements increased financial aid and federal emergency aid BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted today to approve UMass President Marty Meehan’s proposal to...

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

New centralized procurement group helps save $26.9M over last 12 months BOSTON – 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...

UMass research reaches record high in FY2020

University of Massachusetts research continues to grow in Fiscal Year 2020 as the university positions for post-pandemic recovery Faculty expertise and strategic planning position the university for continued research growth BOSTON – Despite the onset of the...

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

BOSTON – 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. If approved by the UMass Board, this...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

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

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.

Voter expression is cause for optimism

Voter expression is cause for optimism

In this very dark year of pandemic, extreme social, economic and racial distress, and poisonous politics, I see rays of dawn as a result of many millions of Americans casting ballots well in advance of our November 3 Election Day.

The UMass President's Circle

Join the President's Circle

President Meehan established the President’s Circle newsletter to keep the UMass community informed about key initiatives and accomplishments. By joining the UMass President’s Circle, you can expect to receive quarterly reports from the president, as well as periodic updates on major strategic initiatives at UMass.

 

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