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Student Senate To Meet With Administration

The Student Senate will be meeting with UMass Boston administration officials over the next several weeks, Vice President Fritz Hyppolite stated in his report. He said he had recently spoken with Chancellor Jo Ann Gora who, along with other administrators, expressed interest in attending Student Senate meetings to build a better relationship.

Since the senate is “the bridge between students and administration,” he said, “we should get to know [the administration] so we can work with them.”

Hyppolite denied that this was in response to possible rocky relations resulting from Senate President Tuan Pham’s recent calling for an apology from Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance David MacKenzie over misappropriations from the Parking and Transportation Trust Fund for salaries and flowers. Hyppolite stated that the issue had already been smoothed over.

Asian American Studies Calls For Research Proposals

The Institute for Asian American Studies announced that it would pick five people as Research Fellows for 2004, with awards up to $5,000. “The Research Fellowship Program provides support for scholarly projects focusing on topics related to Asian Americans,” stated a press release. “Although proposals may deal with a wide array of topics, this year the institute is especially interested in research that focuses upon Asian American issues and experiences in the New England area.”

For more information, contact Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies Paul Watanabe at (617) 287-5650.

Search Committee For Management College Dean Announced

In a broadcast e-mail to the university community, Provost Paul Fonteyn announced the make-up of the search committee for a dean of the College of Management.

Professor Peter McClure is chairing the committee, which includes several outsiders. Mark Atkins, president and CEO of Invention Machine Corporation, joins Janice Bourque, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, President Jane Walsh of Northbank, and Cheryl LaFleur of Massachusetts Roundtable and Massachusetts Electric.

“[T]he new dean will be responsible for developing and evaluating programs, recruiting and selecting new faculty, and building support for and collaborating in interdisciplinary and intercollegiate academic initiatives,” wrote Fonteyn.

The search for a CM dean is one among many. UMass Boston is also searching for deans for the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Nursing, the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, and a vice provost for research.