THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
A HARD LOOK AT UMASS FLAGSHIP

Thanks, Globe — some welcome to school year

September 12, 2010

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WHAT A slap in the face to read the front-page headlines in last Sunday’s Globe — “At UMass, top rung remains out of reach: Hampered by years of cuts, Amherst campus struggles to draw ranking Bay State students’’ — last Sunday, of all days. That was the day that thousands of students moved in to their dorms at UMass Amherst, most of them eager to learn and experience college life.

My daughter and several members of my extended family attended college within the UMass system, and all received an exemplary education. You get out of it what you put into it, as with anywhere else.

Many points made in the article may be right on, but to publish it last Sunday, splashed across the front page, was a poor editorial decision.

Heidi Biehl
Northborough

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