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PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL APPEAL
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LINKING UMASS TO THE STATE'S economic vitality, President William Bulger has asked lawmakers for a 10.5 percent increase in funding. Speaking before the Senate Ways and Means Committee March 11, Bulger called his $512.9 million request an investment that “will pay large human and economic dividends for generations of Massachusetts citizens..”

Acknowledging the tough choices facing lawmakers, Bulger said that “our challenge is to move our citizenry from a pattern of low skills and high public subsidies to a pattern of high skills and moderate public subsidies. A vibrant system of public higher education is a certain means of doing this and of helping the commonwealth to meet the health care, child care, and housing needs of our most vulnerable citizens.”

That same week, Bulger launched the “President’s Annual Appeal,” a first-ever system-wide fund he is calling “A Pledge of Excellence.” The university’s trustees led off the drive with contributions totalling $50,000.

The president’s senate testimony is online at www.umass.edu/actnow. Pledge forms for the President’s Appeal are available at www.massachusetts.edu.


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NEVER GIVE UP

BUDGET IMPACTS

NEW CHANCELLOR ANNOUNCED

PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL APPEAL

TO BOSTON, WITH FLOWERS

UMASS DAY

E-WISH YOU WERE HERE

UP-TO-THE-MINUTEMAN

IT'S A MICROORGANISM'S LIFE -

SNAPSHOT: FREEZE FRAME

CHANCELLOR WILLIAMS: LARGER IMAGE

WE HAVE A WINNER: LARGER IMAGE

UP-TO-THE-MINUTEMAN: LARGER IMAGE

HIGHLIGHTS: "Gone when we got there" / Dept. of distinctions / Hail and Farewell

LARGER IMAGE: Snapshot


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