Mark Montigny is an old-style, transactional politician. Maybe that’s what it takes sometimes to keep the bureaucrats and scholars at bay.
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Posted inArts and Entertainment
Montigny brokers deal for state to buy Star Store, keep arts college in New Bedford
The deal will also require the state to set aside $30 million in long-term bonding authority for upgrades to the campus and to immediately address deferred maintenance in this year’s budget.
Posted inJack Spillane column
Wake up, New Bedford. If UMD’s traditional fine arts succumb to the practical, the city will lose.
Talk to anyone who has been involved in the renewal of downtown New Bedford over the last 20 years and they will tell you the arrival of UMass Dartmouth artists has been an integral part of the city’s revival.
Changing nature of UMD’s art classes at New Bedford’s Star Store Campus fuels concern
The college dean sees the necessity to expand design space and downsize some underutilized studio arts spaces, while others worry the campus will lose the faculty and students who earned it a national reputation and played a role in the city’s revitalization.