Higher Education

Cuts Threaten Quality of Education at UMass Boston

For immediate release

Contact Marlene Kim, FSU President

Email Marlene.Kim@umb.edu

Phone 617.287.6954 (work)

BOSTON — The University of Massachusetts Boston may cut up to 400 teaching positions by next semester, a move that faculty members say could devastate programs and make it more difficult for students to graduate on time.

Info From the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

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Help UMass Lowell Adjunct Faculty

UMass Lowell adjuncts have been negotiating their second contract for 11 months, and the University argues that they should not have parity with sister campuses at UMass Boston and Amherst, both in benefits (health care and retirement) and compensation (some members make 34% less than their colleagues here.)

IMPORTANT MEETING TOMORROW, APRIL 5 AT 10 AM

Dear Colleague,

The Faculty Staff Union, Professional Staff Union, Classified Staff Union, and Graduate Employee Organization, with the support of the student body president, recently sent a letter to the Chancellor asking for an open meeting on the budget crisis that looms over the university.  The Chancellor has just announced that he will speak on the state of the university (presumably including the budget crisis) tomorrow, April 5 at 10 in the 3rd floor Campus Center ballroom. 

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