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The Role of Public Higher Education and UMass Boston

10/26/2018

The Role of Public Higher Education and UMass Boston

Edited remarks by Marlene Kim from an address given at UMB on October 4, 2018

Public higher education serves the public good: it benefits more than just the college graduate.  Because it helps the larger community, we should subsidize higher education more than we do so today. 

Forum on funding higher education this Thursday 4-6 pm

10/1/2018

Dear Colleague,

Please join members of FSU, UMB student organizers, representatives of Save UMB, and other Boston-area higher education advocates for this important Forum on Funding Higher Education, this Thursday October 4, 4-6 pm in the small science auditorium on campus.  All members of the community are welcome.  Pizza and refreshments will be served! 

FSU President Marlene Kim’s remarks to the Board of Trustees, UMass Lowell, September 19, 2018

9/21/18

FSU President Marlene Kim’s remarks to the Board of Trustees, UMass Lowell, September 19, 2018. 

I am the President of the Faculty Staff Union at UMass Boston.  I broke my leg this past weekend, so I wasn’t going to address you today.  But I decided to appear because I wanted to tell you that UMass Boston is broken.  We’ve been appearing at Board of Trustees meetings for over two years to tell you that it is broken, but we have received few resources and little help. 

Action needed to get UMB bills passed, Chancellor search info, and a Mt. Ida update

5/16/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope you will attend the Senate Oversight Committee meeting about the Mount Ida purchase at the State House today, from 12 to 3 pm in the Gardner Auditorium.  If you cannot attend, please send your thoughts to the State Senator: Kathleen.oconnorives@masenate.gov.  There are various proposals to help UMB.  Please call your State Senator this week: 

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