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    1. Edward Lambert named new commissioner of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation

      Lambert, 52, will lead the largest of Energy and Environmental Affairs' six agencies. He will oversee a staff of 1,140 employees and serve as chief steward of 450,000 acres of state forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds.
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    2. UMass chancellor Robert Holub warns of deep budget cuts in FY12; all Massachusetts public colleges face similar cuts

      UMass chancellor Robert Holub warns of deep budget cuts in FY12; all Massachusetts public colleges face similar cuts
      In a letter to students and others on campus, Chancellor Robert C. Holub said he expects a cut of $18 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2011. That’s about 8 percent less than the $215 million the campus has received in the current fiscal year.
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    3. Westfield State College changes name to Westfield State University

      “We can compete in the global market better,” said Nancy Salvidio, executive assistant to the president at Westfield State College, who attended the event with several other college officials, including Robert A. Hayes, vice president of academic affairs; Barry Maloney, vice president of student affairs and Kenneth A. Lemanski , vice president of advancement and college relations.
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    4. Westfield State College would become Westfield State University under bill approved by Massachusetts House

      Westfield State College would become Westfield State University under bill approved by Massachusetts House
      Westfield State College and the eight other state colleges would be joined in a new state university segment, according to the bill. Supporters said the name change may help the campuses attract more leading students and donations and achieve a higher status.
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    5. Western Mass. business leaders urge top state officials to restore $6 million in tourism grants

      Western Mass. business leaders urge top state officials to restore $6 million in tourism grants
      Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, said that for every dollar spent on tourism promotion and advertising, $40 comes back to the state in taxes. The state and communities collect about $250 million a year in taxes from motel rooms.
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