Recapturing an Indivisible America

Like many Americans, I grew up believing in essential truths. One nation, indivisible. E pluribus unum … out of many, one. “We the people,” forming “a more perfect union.” As is the case for many Americans, my forebears emigrated from a land scarred by violence...

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 University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan announced at today’s Board of Trustees meeting that he has...

UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences receives nearly $95 million to enhance nationally ranked program and facilities Transformative gift from Robert and Donna Manning and major state capital investment by Baker-Polito Administration will further the college’s vision of Computing for the Common Good™ AMHERST, Mass. – The University of...

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...

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.

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

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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