UMass President Robert Caret visits Springfield, tours Holyoke computing center, Hadley farm on 1st day of 4-day Massachusetts tour
This Hadley visit followed a tour of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, under construction in Holyoke. And that followed morning visits in Springfield with a newspaper publisher and leaders of the Big Y supermarket chain. It was all part of a full day one of Caret's four-day bus tour of Massachusetts. The aim of the tour in part is to rally public support for higher education in the UMass system. It’s also a way to celebrate the forthcoming 150th anniversary of the founding of the university, a celebration that begins in January.