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robert l. caret

More private dollars for UMass

The Legislature will soon make an important decision about funding for the University of Massachusetts, determining what kind of university UMass will be as it enters the next phase of its history.

The Legislature will decide whether UMass will receive $479 million proposed by Governor Patrick and approved by the House or $455 million advanced by the Senate. The higher level would arrest a prolonged budget slide, make the university’s funding model more equitable, and allow us to freeze tuition and fees.

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