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News Briefs

DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TOM REILLY VISITED UMASS last Tuesday, speaking and answering student’s questions during Paul Watananbe’s Presidential Election PolSci 330 class. A representative with Reily’s campaign contacted Watananbe a day prior to his intended visit, requesting the opportunity to speak with UMass students on issues of public education and the need for continued support UMass. The current attorney general arrived at the university shortly before 11:00 and stayed well after the class had ended as students engaged with the prospective candidate for Governor.***OFF-SITE PARKING ON MT. VERNON ST. CLOSED as of last Tuesday. An email sent out by Vice Chancellor Ellen O’Connor informed the university that the Mt. Vernon St. parking spaces at the McCormack School and St. Christopher’s Church would no longer be available. This leaves the Bayside Expo Center parking as the only available option once all on-site lots have been filled. The Bayside auxiliary lots are well-equipped with available spaces. but it is not clear whether their policy of offering a reduced parking fee, which variably dropped below the standard $6 in an apparent effort to compete with the Mt. Vernon St. lots, will remain now that a competitive market no longer exists. ***UMass sophomore Romeo Zeqo named Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his outstanding play during the week of September 4-10. He matched his career high with a pair of goals on September 5 against Fitchburg, leading the Beacons to a 3-0 win. Zeqo tallied a goal and an assist On September 9 in a 4-1 victory against Newbury College, By the end of the season’s first week, he ranked first among Little East Conference players with 3.5 points and 1.5 goals per outing.***UMASS BOSTON ENROLLMENT TO RISE, says Chancellor Collins. Aiming to serve at least 15,000 students by the end of the decade, UMass Boston hopes to expand its facilities to include new classrooms and a dormitory-allowing affordable and conveniently close housing for students and enhancing the quality of campus community.