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FSU - Final Forums – Library (May 11th) and Fall Reopening (May 13th)


Dear Members,

The FSU will host two Forums next week, one on the future of Healey Library, and the other on Campus Reopening in the Fall.  Please join us for the final Forums of the academic year!  Info/registration below.

1) Campus Forum on the Future of Healey Library – Tuesday, May 11th from 10:30 to 11:30

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

How Do We Get UMass Boston the Library It Deserves?  The campus unions (CSU, DCU, FSU, GEO, and PSU) as well as the (outgoing) President (Janrey Javier) and Vice President (Jaely Pererra) of Undergraduate Student Government are co-sponsoring a Forum on the future of the UMass Boston library on May 11th from 10:30 to 11:30.  Joanne Riley, Interim Dean of University Libraries, will join with other speakers to provide an update on the current state of the library, including comparisons with peer universities, the view into FY22, and to invite community feedback and ideas about what a thriving campus library for the city’s only public research university should look like.

2)  FSU Forum on Fall Semester Opening – Thursday, May 13th, 2-3pm

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

Please join us for a Forum on the Fall Semester opening of campus. Do you have concerns about the campus opening? Are there health and safety issues you want to raise?  Workload issues?  Pedagogical concerns?  How do we reopen while keeping health, equity, wellness and education at the center for faculty, staff, and students?  The FSU will share information.  But the main purpose of the Forum is to listen to each other and determine how we want to make our voices heard.


Steve Striffler                                     Caroline Coscia

FSU President                                     FSU Vice President

Director, Labor Resource Center    Senior Lecturer II

Professor, Anthropology                  Political Science

For information on the FSU, links to our contract and bargaining updates, and a calendar of events, see the FSU webpage