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Mass Media (Newspaper) - April 12, 1988, Boston, Massachusetts THE MASS MEDIA Volume 22 Issue 26 University of committee demands action administration forced to deal The ongoing battle between the Col lege of Public and Community Service students and the administration to reconstruct the colleges physical and administrative structure reached a new stage this week after meetings between the Students Steering Committee and Harbor Campus administrators At the series of meetings the UMB ad ministration agreed to act immediately to rectify the most glaring problems at the beleaguered Downtown Campus and to put the contents of discussion between the two groups in writing for community review For the past year has functioned without a permanent dean and ad ministrative staff the physical structure of the building which houses the school is in violation of building and access codes and many basic administrative ser vices for students such as tutoring and financial aid counseling have been cut back or redirected to the Harbor Campus The funding problems for the repair of the school currently rest in the hands of members of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee which is debating a Capital Outlay Budgeting con provisions for the funding of nine million dollars of renovations of the Downtown Campus Over two hundred students attended meetings held last Thursday at the Downtown Campus at which members of the Steering Committee in formed the community of the response of UMB administrators to a series of demands issued on behalf of the community in a March 25 letter to parttime interim dean Charles Des mond The demands call for installation of a permanent Dean for the College by July 1 1988 all fulltime tenure track faculty lines immediate appointment of a fulltime Associate Dean for a recruitment office for minority and students creation of a learning and resource center support services and creation of basic enrollment services financial aid registration repair of all elevators of all exposed heating pipes a series of additional demands related to the physical disrepair and security of the building Peter VanDelft a Steering Committee member studying Community Planning at chaired the sessions A former labor union organizer VanDelft Brian photo A Brush Hill bus veered left and crashed into a wall as it exited the upper level of the parking garage yesterday evening narrowly missing going over the wall into the lower level The driver whose name was unavailable at press time was the only person on the bus at the time The accident occurred at approximately according to an in dividual at the scene and severely damaged the left front side of the bus Several concrete blocks fell into the lower level exit upon impact The windshield of the bus was smashed along with the partition that back the driver and some of the seats on the left side of the bus also appear damaged According to Lieutenant Philip ODonnell of Campus Police the drive claimed he had no injuries and was walking around before bein transported by ambulance to the hospital Due to the accident the traffic entering the upper level was rerouted senior dies in fire by Sean Facey Although this was to be her last semester 41 year old Marcia Keach a English major and mother of three lost her life along with her eight year old daughter in a Medford house fire over spring break At 5 on March 22nd the Medford fire department responded to a call plac ed by the Diane Ridgely occupant and owner of the house Keach was a tenant located at 53 Sharon Street in Medford t Marcia Keach UMB senior died in a house fire along with her daughter over spring break Despite the efforts of 22 year old son who broke the window of apartment attempting to rescue the oc Keach and her eight year old daughter Michelle Archambeau were unable to escape the fire Both were pulled from their first floor apart 20 minutes later by Medford Firemen and pronounced dead on arrival hospital twelve year old deaf son Brian Archambeau was staying at a special needs school at the time of the blaze Keach also has a 22 year old daughter who was not residing with her The exact cause of the fire is under investigation Fire officials said that had the house been equiped with smoke detectors the victims almost certainly would have escaped Keach moved into the Medford apar ment just four Hays before Christmas after being homeless for over two months Concern for the well being of her family forced her to leave a home in Woburn last October Keach and her family took refuge in the Spot Pond Motel in Stoneham i shelter for homeless families Director the shelter Grace said Keach was a very dedicated a to page 2 Students take action on Tuition Hike On Wednesday March 16 students from various student groups including the Black Students Center the Womens Center Students Organizing Against Reaganism UMass Central American Solidarity Association and Students for Educational Access formed the Coalition Against the Tui tion Hike Five days before the meeting Chancellor Franklin G Jenifer of the Board of Regents released a paper that outlines a plan that may double tuition at all state colleges and universities by 1993 to presidents and chancellors in Massachusetts higher education asking for their comments The participants who originally had met to form an coalition decided to prioritize combatting the pro posed tuition hike It was agreed upon that middleincome and students stand to lose as a result of the tuition increase and that the coalition was not abandoning its anti focus by prioritizing the hike Colleen Lopes UMB Student Trustee was pleased by the fact that people have organized and come out against the According to Lopes the financial aid package that allegedly would accompany a tuition increase is questionable She pointed out that the money needed for the financial aid has not yet been ed Such money is up to the state legislature to appropriate not the Regents Lopes argues that before they proposed a tuition increase the Regents should have put the horse before the cart and obtained the extra financial aid money first Also argues Lopes We need to know what impact the increase would have on access and There have been no impact studies done accor ding to Lopes Lopes argued that the tui tion hike will likely change the way state schools are perceived by low and middle income students who may equate the tui tion hike with a sign On March 28 the Student Government Association SGA at Framingham State College FSC issued a memorandum to student government presidents student trustees and the of cam pus newspapers of the various state schools announcing a statewide meeting to be held on Monday April 11 at FSC The purpose of the meeting which com yesterday was to participate in a statewide student assembly to plan strategy in announcing our protest against this tuition as stated in a memo to page 6 INDEX Chancellor 4 Vietnam in Building better
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