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UMass leader steps downJack Wilson is expected to announce today that linkurl:he will retire as president of the University of Massachusetts;http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2010/03/01/umass_president_jack_wilson_to_step_down_in_2011/ in 2011. Over his nearly 8 year tenure, Wilson helped unify the five-campus system, and encouraged research collaboration between faculty at different schools. According to the Boston Globe, Wilson, a physicist by training, plans to begin "speak

Alison McCook
Feb 28, 2010
UMass leader steps down
Jack Wilson is expected to announce today that linkurl:he will retire as president of the University of Massachusetts;http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2010/03/01/umass_president_jack_wilson_to_step_down_in_2011/ in 2011. Over his nearly 8 year tenure, Wilson helped unify the five-campus system, and encouraged research collaboration between faculty at different schools. According to the Boston Globe, Wilson, a physicist by training, plans to begin "speaking more freely" about reforming higher education and teaching math and science. Reduce red tape, please
More than 2,000 scientists have signed a petition asking the EU to reduce red tape and other bureaucracy in research. "We are not against rules. But we need to simplify," says a statement on linkurl:Trust Researchers,;http://www.trust-researchers.eu where scientists can add their signatures. According to the Times Higher Education, linkurl:most of the signatures;http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=410489&c=1 come from scientists based in the UK. Accused scientist dies
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