1. UMass Amherst launches 'UMass Rising,' a $300 million fund-raising campaign

    UMass Amherst launches 'UMass Rising,' a $300 million fund-raising campaign

    More than $183 million - over 60 percent of the goal - has already been raised. That includes $13 million for athletics facilities. The campaign, in its "quiet phase," officially started Jan. 1, 2010, and will conclude June 30, 2016.

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    1. To excel today, the best universities must adapt. ... With UMass Rising, we are redefining the future by focusing on innovation and impact in the way we teach students, conduct research, create a diverse and inclusive community and play a national role in fashioning a sustainable future.
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