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UMass Amherst Surpasses Fund-Raising Goal


      The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today the completion of the largest fund- raising campaign in the history of Massachusetts public higher education.

       University officials said the UMass Rising Campaign had surpassed its $300 million goal a year ahead of schedule, raising $379 million for the system’s flagship campus.   

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with UMass Amherst spokesman Ed Blaguszewski.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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