Thursday, May 23, 2013
Judge sentenced the 23-year-old to 2 years in jail on the felony motor vehicle homicide charge to be followed by an additional 1 year in jail on the serious bodily injury charge, with an additional 1 year in jail suspended for 4 years.
A Haverhill woman has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the Dec. 3, 2011 motor vehicle crash that killed a Framingham State University student and injured three others. Brooke Uttley, 23, of Haverhill, pleaded guilty in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn to charges of felony motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury. Middlesex Superior Court Judge S. Jane Haggerty sentenced the defendant to 2 years in jail on the felony motor vehicle homicide charge to be followed by an additional 1 year in jail on the serious bodily injury charge, with an additional 1 year in jail suspended for 4 years. During her …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Framingham State University has agreed to donate sections of a white oak on campus to Plimoth Plantation to help repair Mayflower II.
Framingham State University has agreed to donate sections of a large white oak on campus to Plimoth Plantation to help repair Mayflower II, a full-scale replica of the original Mayflower that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. The University was already planning to remove the tree this summer to make room for a new science building that will provide students with access to 16 state-of-the-art laboratories. The project is being undertaken by the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. “We’re thrilled that this beautiful tree is being put to good use and will live on as part of Mayflower II,” said Framingham State President Timothy J. Flanagan. “Plimoth Plantation is a wonderful living museum that provides …
NASA astronaut Story Musgrave will give a free multi-media talk at Framingham State University at 7 p.m. on May 22.
Framingham State University will host former NASA astronaut Story Musgrave tomorrow, May 22. In the morning, he will meet privately with students from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Partner High Schools, MassBay Community College and Framingham State University students. In the evening, the public is invited to hear his free multi-media talk. The discussion, titled Education: Preparation for the Unknown and Unexpected willl take place at the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for more 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, was a pilot on an …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Elizabeth Warren gave the keynote address at Framingham State's commencement ceremony on Sunday.
Students graduating from Framingham State University Sunday afternoon experienced a ceremony of mixed emotions. It was one that celebrated the end of a four-year pursuit of higher education, but close-to-home reminders of the recent tragedy in Boston gave the ceremony bittersweet undertones. During his speech, Framingham State President Timothy Flanagan spoke about the heroic actions of Framingham State senior, Robert Wheeler. “Robert immediately ran back toward the danger,” said Flanagan. “I’m sure many of you have seen the iconic photo of him.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren presented the keynote address, during which she offered advice on accepting new challenged and being flexible to unforeseen challenges.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan will become the new President of Illinois State University.
Framingham State University will be searching for a new leader. President Timothy Flanagan will become the new president of Illinois State University. He was one of four finalists for the position. On Friday, May 10 The Illinois State Univeristy Board of Trustees voted to hire Flanagan, who will start work at Illinois State on Aug.15. Flanagan said he was drawn to Illinois State because of its reputation as one of the top public universities in the country. He said the academic strength of the student body, with retention and graduation rates at an all-time high, and a faculty that promotes high standards in teaching, scholarship and public service. “Illinois State is recognized as a national leader for educating students who are prepared…
Monday, May 6, 2013
During the celebration of the last day of classes at FSU, students ran on the school's track to raise funds for the One Fund.
Student runners took to the track at Framingham State University on Friday to raise funds for the victims of the recent Boston marathon bombing. The event took place during the annual "Sandbox" celebration which brings students together with activities after the last day of classes for the year. Runners raised funds through pledges from friends and family members. Organizers of the event said they hoped to raise $1,000 through donations and t-shirt sales for the One Fund. Students celebrating their last day of class with the attractions next to the track had access to an array of free activities provided by FSU.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Internship Coordinator at Framingham State University and the Executive Director of the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau were named Unsung Heroines of 2013 by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women announced 83 Unsung Heroines of 2013, including two Framingham women. The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities, and towns. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them. Framingham resident Susan Nicholl, who is the first Executive Director of the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau, was nominated by Sen. Karen Spilka, who …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Marathon bombing victim plans to attend the student's graduation from the University on May 19.
A Framingham State University student reunited with the man he helped save after the blast at the Boston Marathon finish line. Ron Brassard and Robert Wheeler were strangers just a week ago. It was 23-year-old Robert Wheeler who took the shirt off his back and wrapped it around 51-year-old Ron Brassard's severely-injured leg. Brassard stood by the finish line with his wife and daughter to cheer a friend. Wheeler wasn't even supposed to run the race. A friend who couldn't make it gave the college senior his spot, reported WHDH-TV. "I hope I don't get banned from the Boston Marathon for this one," Wheeler told the TV station. "I didn't have a scratch on me. You don't think should I help someone. You're there. You do that." "We're going to …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Flanagan, who has been president at Framingham State since August 2006, is scheduled to participate in a Illinois State campus forum tomorrow, April 26.
Thursday, April 25
Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan is one of four finalists to become the next president of Illinois State University, Trustees announced. Flanagan, who has been president at Framingham State since August 2006, is scheduled to participate in a Illinois State campus forum tomorrow, April 26. Along with serving as President at Framingham State, Flanagan also is a professor of sociology at the university. Previously, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs and a professor of criminal justice at State University of New York, College at Brockport in New York. He received a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Albany, State University of New York. Flanagan has done post-graduate work at Harvard …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Framingham Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Saturday, April 13: 3 arrests and 2 crashes 4:32 a.m. Family problem reported at 150 Second St. 4:45 a.m. Police arrested at her residence Cintia Nunes, 33, of 150 Second St. #309 of Framingham. Charged on a warrant. 11:44 a.m. Larceny reported at 1400 Worcester Rd. Apt 7609. 12:27 p.m. Report of a motor vehicle broken into at Walgreen's, 624 Waverley St. 4:58 p.m. Police arrested on Grant Street Jose Paredes, 27, of 249 Beaver St. of Framingham. Charged with operating a motor vehicle after license revoked, second offense. 7:35 p.m. Police arrested at Brooke Uttley of 30 Littlefield Ct, of Haverhill. Charged on a warrant at the Haverhill Police Station. 8:12 p.m. Larceny reported at Tedeschi's, 430 Waverley St. 8:15 p.m…