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November 16, 1966

Issue date: Wednesday, November 16, 1966
Pages available: 8
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Mass Media, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1966, Boston, Massachusetts the AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU Wednesday November 16 1966 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON VOL I No 1 Professor Gagnon New Dean of Faculty by Alan E Strong The appointment of Dr Paul A Gagnon as Dean of Faculty was announced recently Prof Gagnon currently head of the Social Sciences is a wellknown academic figure who has long been in favor of an urban campus and small clas ses HIGHLAND PARK SITE LOOKS ATTRACTIVE The Board of Trustees of the University Massachusetts at Boston and its Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet on November 21 1966 at the Statler Hilton Hotel to continue discus sion of the permanent site lo cation and to review proposals for the acquisition of the Saw yer Building While the Trustees will make no decisions on either of these matters they will continue study ing recommendations made by Chancellor Ryan and Committees of the Faculty Both the Faculty Committee on Planning and Development and Chancellor Ryan regard the pro posed Highland Park Roxbury site as the most desirable of those proposed The Faculty Committee on Planning and Development has released a Working which states In view of the nation wide movement of state universities into urban locations we believe that a core city site is both feasible and highly de In another such paper this Committee says The Highland Park area would provide a loca tion that would enable the Uni versity to fulfill admirably Us mandate to afford greater Bos ton residents with an excellent education at low cost to the The Universitys architectural firm of Sasaski Dawson Demay Associates have conducted for the Chancellor a Site Eval uation of Highland Ac cording to the firms represen tative Richard Gatehouse The Highland Park site will satisfy Born in Springfield Prof Gag non entered the Navy upon his graduation from high school in 1942 He served as a signal man aboard a destroyer escort taking part in the Normandy In vasion Upon his release from the service Prof Gagnon entered U Mass under the Bill He earned his A B Degree in 1950 and his M A from Har vard in 1951 He earned his Ph D also from Harvard in 1960 Prof Gagnon studied at the University of Paris under a Ful bright Scholarship He returned to U Mass in 1952 to accept a position in the History Dept He continued in this post until his assignment to the Boston branch in 1965 While at Amherst Prof Gag non was active in the move ment to create a branch of the University at Boston He was instrumental in obtaining for Boston the services GIeifmrflErTIndVr and George Goodwin who had resigned from Amherst in protest of over crowding there An accomplished author Prof Gagnon has written short articles and one book FRANCE SINCE 1789 He is currently at work on another book DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONALISM Prof Gagnon s new position places him in charge of academic programs and personnel He will be to use his own words the Chancellors executive This new post corresponds to that of Provost at the Amherst campus The new Dean resides in Bos ton with his wife Mona also a U Mass graduate and their two children the Universitys requirements for a centrally located intown campus We can therefore rec ommend its use as a site for the University of Massachusetts at Boston A spokesman for the Faculty has said that if and when the Trustees decide to officially seek the Highland Park site it will be necessary for University of ficials to discuss the matter with Highland Park Community leaders before any discussion concerning legal procedures Perhaps the biggest worry of all is the appropriation of neces sary State funds University plan ners are hoping that Governor Volpes new budget will provide enough money for UMB to start building Photo on the right shows the Grand Ballroom of the SheratonBoston which will be the scene of the Newman sponsored Yuletide UMB Founding Day Emil Starr Chairman of the Founding Day Convocation Yule tide Ball Promises to be Social Event of the Season The Newman Apostolate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston will sponsor the Yuletide Ball to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the SheratonBoston Hotel December 27 at PM The semiformal organized un der the capable leadership of Jo seph McCann and Ann McGunigle is open to all members of the University and their dates When asked how the idea was originally conceived Mr Me Cann stated Early in September we decided that some big social event should be held university wide to heighten the Christmas season We checked into the mat ter and discovered that the Stu dent Council hadnt made plans for any such event So rather than adopt a wait and see attitude we decided to CHANCELLOR INSTALLED On Saturday December 10 1966 the University of Massa chusetts at Boston will conduct the Founding Day Convocation Exercises will include the official inauguration of UMB as an insti tution of higher education the formal installation of John an as Chancellor of the Univer sity The ceremonies will take place in the War Memorial Audi torium in the Prudential Center All students and guests are cor dially invited In addition to the inauguration and installation there will be a symposium entitled The Uni versity and the City in which many important authorities will participate Included in the symposium will be Professor Daniel Patrick Moynahan director for the Joint Center for Urban Studies and former assistant to the Secretary of Labor under John Fitzgerald Kennedy Professor David Reis manv auttior it c director for Citizens in Education Many dignitaries from both state and national government have been invited to participate in the Convocation as well as representatives from other col leges throughout the United States and Canada The Founding Day ceremonies will be of great historical signi ficance and should be of great importance to both students and faculty here at the university The Chairman of the Convocation Professor Emil Starr of the Pol itics Department has been in charge of an extremely hard working group of professors stu dents and clerical He has been working on the convocation for well over a month The Found ing Day will be the culmination of weeks of diligent and astute plan ning on the part of the University The Planning committee hopes that all those invited will attend A ten piece orchestra has been contracted and Joe says he is working on a special surprise to be announced at the dance Tickets went on sale this Monday and the price is a couple The Newman Apostolate cur rently the largest student organ ization with over two hundred members has carried through a number of successful activities already this year A welcoming reception for F reshmen was held early in October The affair be gan with a Folk Mass followed by a buffet and a get acquainted hour The affair was such an overwhelming success that the has decided to present a series of lectures The first Monday November 01 will be given by Brandeis Chaplain Fa ther Joseph Walsh and will be entitled Sex and the College The opening Folk Mass will begin at PM following will be the lecture and the dis cussion period Coffee and do nuts will be served and ALL stu dents are cordially invited to at tend ;