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News Briefs

News Briefs
News Briefs

Take Back the Night, a day-long event focusing on protesting violence against women, will be held at UMass Boson Thursday, April 19 from 10:00 AM – 8:00. The event will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom and the Campus Center Terrace. Women will be able to learn about resources for victims of sexual violence, learn how local organizations help victims of rape and learn how to defend oneself. There will be an evening vigil as well as a march. For more information and special accommodations contact: [email protected]

Governor Deval Patrick to deliver keynote address at 2007 commencement. On June 1, Gov. Patrick will receive the Chancellor’s Medal and give the keynote address for UMB’s 39th commencement. Gov. Patrick will receive the Chancellor’s Medal for his leadership at the top levels of business, government and the non-profiot sector. Tina M. Chery will also receive the Chancellor’s Medal for her work to end gun and gang violence in Boston. Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots, and Henri Termeer, chairman of Genzyme Corp., will be receiving honorary degrees.

Student Senate elections will take place place on April 18, 19 and 20. All students will have the opportunity to vote for senators of their choosing. Thirty senators will be elected. Campaigning begins on April 9 and will continue until April 17. Voting will take place primarily online.

Student Senate Requests that Rober Mugabe’s degree be revoked. At their Wednesday meeting senators unanimously approved a resolution requesting that the degree Mugabe was awarded in 1986 be taken away. Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, is widely considered to be one of the most oppressive dictators currently in power. He was awarded the degree for his opposition to apartheid and his struggles for equality amongst African blacks and whites.

UMass Dartmouth opens new bioterrorism lab. The new lab will be the nation’s center for research on botulism and its antidotes, and much work will be done on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security. The facility was funded by $14.4 million in private grant money, and will also house research in several other emerging fields such as artificial skin and modeling of the word’s weather.