• budget deficit Dec 10, 2020

    Loss of Housing, Dining Revenue Fuels UMass' $335M Budget Deficit

    The loss of housing and dining revenue during the coronavirus pandemic is the major reason the five-campus University of Massachusetts system is facing a projected $335 million budget shortfall, officials said Wednesday. System President Marty Meehan told a trustees committee that it will be critical for the university to remain disciplined in its financial management to remain financially sound. “Just…

  • coronavirus pandemic Oct 27, 2020

    What Has It Been Like To Lead A College During Covid?

    At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, they’ve given 70,000 Covid tests and had only 20 come back positive. What’s working so well at WPI? What are the challenges ? The costs? And by the way, 1,000 kids have already applied for next year! A great conversation with WPI President Laurie Leshin.

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