OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

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Re: OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

Post by Doc Moonlight » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:13 pm

Note that in the Colbert sketch UMASS is referred to as "UMASS" and "University of Massachusetts". None of this University of Massachusetts-Amherst" bullshit!
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Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:59 pm

If you ever have or will listen to the Public Radio Station that was located at UMass, formally WFCR five college radio now NEPR located in Springfield, they always said that one of their associate colleges was UMass Amherst. That is probably where that reference came from.

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Re: OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

Post by Old Cage » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:42 am

^^ The emphasis on "UMass Amherst" came from then chancellor John Lombardi in 2002 or so as an attempt to raise funds for our campus separately from the UMass system. Our funding from the State had been seriously cut.

"He also set out to reduce the school's reliance on state funding. He created the UMass Amherst Foundation, exclusively devoted to private fundraising. Since he arrived, the campus has raised about $144 million in cash and pledges."

It has been a long unsuccessful slog by our alums - especially several here :D - to rid ourselves of that appellation.
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Re: OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

Post by KahunaK » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:53 pm

In today's LA Time Crossword puzzle- Clue- Bay St. School- Answer- UMASS.

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