Inbox [June 12]: City seeks Aud developer, Anna Maria taps trustees, WPI’s Leshin adds a role, Moore speaks to North High AP students

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Worcester Auditorium

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The city is soliciting Request for Interest for the Worcester Auditoriam.

City solicits ideas for Worcester Auditorium

The city of Worcester, through the city manager’s Executive Office of Economic Development, is issuing a Request for Interest (RFI) for the Worcester Memorial Auditorium, 1 Lincoln Square. The city is seeking a qualified purchaser/developer to redevelop the property.

The auditorium consists of 110,668 square feet of gross building area on 2.42 acres in the North Main Street area.

Proposers will be able to tour the property with a city escort at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, and Wednesday, June 29.

Read the entire story on the city of Worcester website


Anna Maria College appoints seven regional leaders to its board of trustees

Anna Maria College has named Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President and former Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray, as well as six additional community leaders, to its board of trustees, building on the college’s efforts to prepare students to serve the communities in which they live and work.

In addition to Murray, Peter J. Dawson, partner at Mirick O’Connell; Maureen A. Griffin, vice president, IDI Benefits Operations at Unum; Julia M. McNamara, retiring president of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut; Christopher M. Powers, senior vice president at Benefit Development Group, a Risk Strategies Company; Ellen M. Savickas, community volunteer and board member; and Stephen H. Yerdon, executive director, Devereaux Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

“Our new trustees reflect the values we seek to instill in our students: professional excellence and community leadership,” said Paul DiPierro, chairman of the board of trustees of Anna Maria in Paxton. “We welcome their experience, dedication and talent as we work together to educate the next generation of community leaders.”

Read the entire story on the Anna Maria College website


WPI president Leshin named to regional college panel

Laurie Leshin, president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been named a board member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts.

The association was founded by independent college presidents and today comprises 58 degree-granting, accredited colleges and universities in the commonwealth. It is the leading voice on public policy matters affecting independent colleges and universities in Massachusetts.


Michael Moore

Courtesy Sen. Michael Moore

Sen. Michael O. Moore speaks with AP Government and Politics students at North High.

Sen. Moore meets with North High AP government students

Sen. Michael O. Moore, D-Millbury, engaged in an open discussion with Advanced Placement (AP) government and politics students from North High School about the importance of public policy and its impact at the local, state and federal levels.

He also had the opportunity to share his thoughts and insights about serving as an elected official in the state Senate. The AP government and politics course curriculum analyzes political structures and policies of various nations, as well as the political, economic and social challenges each country faces and how they are dealt with on a global scale.

Moore was invited to speak as part of an ongoing effort to introduce the AP students to area legislators and public officials who serve in government.

Read the entire story on Sen. Michael Moore’s website

— Cindy Henderson

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