Mass. Governor OKs Measure That Could Grant Undocumented Immigrants In-State Tuition

Undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts may qualify for in-state tuition rates at the state’s public higher education institutions.

Gov. Deval Patrick issued a directive on Nov. 19 clarifying the state’s stance on young undocumented immigrants and granting in-state prices for tuition and fees at the state’s 29 public colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts, to eligible individuals.

At UMass, in-state tuition and fees are approximately $13,000 less than

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UMass Permaculture Spreads to Local Elementary Schools

The University of Massachusetts Permaculture Initiative was recognized in March as one of President Barrack Obama’s Campus Champions of Change, an honor shared by just four other community projects from colleges across the nation. Now the group is spreading its sustainable agriculture movement off campus.

To do that, Ryan Harb, the Permaculture Academic Program Coordinator at UMass, has been awarded a grant from the Creative Economies Fund. The Fund is

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Young Psychology Professor Leads His Field

University of Massachusetts assistant psychology professor Luke Remage-Healey was recognized as a leader in his field by the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology on Oct. 15 with the 2012 Frank A. Beach Award.

Remage-Healey, 34, is one of the youngest recipients of the award, according to Jeffrey Blaustein, the society’s president.

The award is presented to up-and-coming researchers who have received their Ph.D. within eight years and “show exceptional promise for

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School of Nursing Receives $900,000 Grant

This article was originally published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian on October 16, 2012.

The University of Massachusetts’ School of Nursing received an $892,559 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Health Professions to help fund a three-year long program to draw in new, underprivileged students from minority backgrounds.

Jean Swinney, a UMass professor and interim director of the School of Nursing, is in charge

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