Archive | March, 2013


Setting a Course of Action

UMass Chancellor Will Make Proper Planning a Priority As he talked about UMass Amherst and the course he projects for the school he now serves as chancellor, Kumble Subbaswamy summoned a well-worn quote from Dwight Eisenhower: “plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Those words were uttered in reference to preparations for D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion […]

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S. Hossein Cheraghi, dean of the College of Engineering

From the Ground Up

WNEU Creates New Civil and Environmental Engineering Program When asked about the factors that drove Western New England University’s decision to create its new Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ken Lee summoned some telling numbers. The first were from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is projecting an employment growth rate of 19% for […]

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Matt Hollander

MAAC Madness

Hoop Tournament Brings Net Results for the Conference and the City The UMass Amherst McCormack Center for Sport Research & Education has been gathering some much-anticipated data this month. The center has been commissioned to quantify the overall economic benefit to Springfield and the region from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Division I college basketball […]

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Bob Kolb says Internet and mobile banking are key to a bank’s success today

Thinking Big in Small Towns

Country Bank Maintains Its Community Focus To describe how Country Bank is getting stronger, Robert Kolb used an apt analogy. Specifically, Kolb — the bank’s senior vice president and chief commercial banking officer, who came on board six months ago — said he wants to take a “barbell approach” to growing its loan portfolio. Picture […]

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