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…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Framingham Downtown Renaissance and Framingham State University will host the first-ever Marathon Fest Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Framingham.
To promote interest and business in the downtown, the Framingham Downtown Renaissance and Framingham State University will host the first-ever Marathon Fest Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Framingham. The event will take place at the corners of Irving and Waverley and at Waverley and Concord streets. Remember traffic will be prohibited from crossing Waverley Street from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, due to the marathon in progress. The event will feature music, food, kids activities and more. Make signs at one of the craft tables and cheer on the runners. University student will also offer face painting. Buy anything anywhere that day in Downtown Framingham and get a chance to win very cool prizes, donated by merchants in …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A female student reported an indecent assault and battery to university police; the male resident student known to the victim, was removed from campus.
Framingham State University Police are investigating a fifth report of a sexual assault at the University this academic year. On the University Police Department's Facebook page and alert was posted on Thursday. It states on Wednesday, April 10 a University "female resident student reported a past indecent assault & battery. The accused F.S.U. male resident student is known to the victim. The suspect was questioned by F.S.U. Police and has been temporarily separated from campus. The incident remains under investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact FSU Police: 508-626-4911." This report makes the fifth report this academic year. In mid-September, a male student was accused of sexually assaulting three …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Public is invited to the free lecture at the McCarthy Center Forum on April 10 at 5 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to attend Framingham State University’s Spring 2013 Lyceum Lecture on Wednesday, April 10. Dr. Elaine Hartwick, chair of the University’s geography department will talk on her return to Christchurch, New Zeland after a seven-year absence. Her lecture is titled The Quakes of Christchurch, Natural and Social. During her absence, the city was devastated by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in 2010 and 2011 that destroyed iconic landmarks and the central business district. New Zealand also changed nationally during this time, moving from a socially progressive platform back to a conservative neo-Liberal government policy regime. During Dr. Hartwick’s sabbatical leave in spring of 2012, she researched the…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The fire in a dorm at North Hall on the campus of Framingham State University Friday damaged about 20 dorm rooms on six floors and caused about $50,000 worth of damage, according to the Framingham Fire Department.
A fire in North Hall, a dorm on the campus of Framingham State University Friday likely was caused by an overheated laptop, still plugged in, and left on a bed in a dorm room, said Framingham Fire Deputy Chief Kevin Burns However, Burns stressed, the fire is still under invesigation by the Framingham Fire Department. At 12:44 p.m. Friday, the automatic alarm system notified Framingham Fire of a possible fire in North Hall, the university's newest dorm. Framingham Fire responded with two engines, the rescue truck and a ladder truck, said Burns. "When we arrived on the scene, no smoke or fire was showing and the building was being evacuated," said Burns. But once inside, firefighters identified smoke on the sixth floor of the residence hall…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Framingham Fire responded to North Hall on the Framingham State University campus.
UPDATED: 2:55 p.m. No one was injured when a small fire occurred at North Hall residence hall on Friday, April 5. The fire alarm system immediately notified the Framingham Fire Department and alerted students and staff to evacuate the building, said University spokesperson Dan Magazu. The University also sent out an emergency alert to students and staff alerting them of the fire. The fire occurred in a dorm room on the sixth floor. The Framingham Fire Department is investigating the cause. A small number of rooms sustained minor water damage. The University anticipates the majority of the building will be reopened at some point Friday night, said Magazu. Students in the rooms directly affected by the water will be relocated until their …
Monday, March 25, 2013
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will serve as commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremony on Sunday, May 19.
Framingham State University is honored to announce that U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will serve as commencement speaker during the University’s 174th undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. The University will confer an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Sen. Warren during the ceremony for her advocacy and compassion for middle class Americans. “We are truly honored to have Senator Warren deliver our 2013 undergraduate commencement address,” Framingham State University President Timothy J. Flanagan said. “Senator Warren has dedicated herself to ensuring that everyone in this country gets a fair shot, regardless of their economic status. Her journey from growing up in a struggling working class family in Oklahoma to …
Friday, March 22, 2013
During Spring Break, a large double oak in Crocker Grove was removed because it was
diseased and had become a safety issue.
Framingham State University will plant 99 new trees and 128 new bushes on campus over the next few years as part of a larger landscaping plan connected to two construction projects. Some selected trees around campus are in the process of being removed due to safety concerns or to make way for the construction of a dining commons extension and a new science laboratory building. The University is making every effort to minimize the number of trees being removed. “Everyone at Framingham State values the beauty of our trees on campus and we want to assure people that we wouldn’t remove a tree unless absolutely necessary,” University spokesman Dan Magazu said. “We have two very important construction projects getting underway that will require …
Monday, March 18, 2013
TWPTO Candidates Forum tonight, sexual incident reported on Framingham State University campus, Sen. Warren visits Framingham, Danny O'Connor marches in South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Framingham Town-Wide PTO will host a candidates forum at Framingham High School’s small auditorium (room H100) from 7-9 tonight. The town's election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9. The forum will include School Committee incumbent Heather Connolly and Town Meeting Member Eric Silverman running for the two seats on the Framingham School Committee. Also at the forum, will be the four candidates seating election to the two Framingham Planning Board Seats: incumbents Sue Bernstein and Andrea Carr-Evans, Town Meeting Member, Victor Ortiz and former building commissioner, Lewis Colton. …