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Eversource proposes rate rise for Massachusetts

(03/28/17 2:22am)

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey spoke out on Thursday against a proposed $300 million rate increase by New England energy company Eversource Energy, according to a Friday article in the Waltham Patch.In her appeal to the Department of Public Utilities, Healey called this case “an important opportunity for the Department to reset the balance between company profits and customer rates,” according to the Patch article.Healey argued that Eversource’s recent returns have been far higher than most national public utility commissions would allow, citing a cumulative total return of 89 percent to Eversource shareholders between 2010 and 2015, according to the article.

The Intercultural Center celebrates 25th Anniversary

(04/04/17 12:10am)

To celebrate the Intercultural Center’s 25th anniversary, food, music and festivities filled Sherman Function Hall in a student-organized event featuring all of the ICC’s clubs on Saturday evening. Each of the clubs held a table featuring food and custom hand-painted banners representing their community. “In recent years, nothing like this has happened — all 18 clubs together,” said Lillian Wang ’18, co-coordinator of the event.

Fund announces allocation to student and campus projects

(04/04/17 12:16am)

The Community Emergency and Enhancement Fund released the results of final proposals for funding for the 2017 to 2018 academic calendar in an email to the student body on Friday. CEEF, which consists of a $100,000 annual spending budget and a $150,000 emergency reserve, services student life on campus, as well as student-led initiatives that enhance the University community.

Senate issues updates on project progression and spring midnight buffet organization

(04/25/17 1:44am)

The Senate convened on Sunday to review progress on various campus initiatives. After delaying the start of the meeting in order to obtain a quorum, Student Union Vice President Paul Sindberg ’18 began the proceedings with executive officer reports. Sindberg mentioned that some graduate students serve as officers in undergraduate clubs, which is unconstitutional.