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Protest this Thursday at Board of Trustees meeting


Dear Colleague,

Protest at the Board of Trustees meeting this Thursday, February 14 in Boston.

Did you know that UMass Amherst is starting a business analytics one year master’s program at Mt. Ida, which they now call their Newton campus, beginning this May 2019, competing with UMass Boston’s existing one year master’s business analytics program?  See

Don’t be deceived.  They have plans on programs in nursing,  engineering, and computer science.  This is the first shot in the demise of UMass Boston – unless we take a stand.   

Did you know that despite UMass President, Marty Meehan, stating that he will help UMass Boston with our legacy debt once we got our finances in order, he has not?  Or that UMass Board of Trustees Chair Robert Manning’s similar statement to use some of the Bayside sale to help us with our legacy debt will not come to fruition?  Higher parking and tuition fees are the result of these unfilled promises. 

There are further budget cutbacks pending, and more staff has been laid off.  The Board of Trustees will meet this Thursday at 10 am in an emergency meeting to decide the fate of Bayside. 

Are you angry about the lack of transparency, input from the UMB community, and lack of support from the UMass System?   

Don’t be Silent!  Come join us in a protest to the Board of Trustees!  This Thursday, February 14, 1 Beacon Street, Boston:

9-10 am: Protest outside the building our lack of input at our university and for our educational mission, and the lack of support from the UMass System. 

10 am+ :  Board of Trustees Meeting.  1 Beacon Street, Boston. 32nd floor, University of Massachusetts Club.   Note: bring your ID in order to enter the building and attend the meeting. 

Let us know if you can attend by emailing  We need a requisite number to make a difference.  Support the urban mission, and hold the Board of Trustees accountable.  

Marlene Kim

Faculty Staff Union President, and


Department of Economics

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA  02125


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