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The University of Massachusetts System has adopted a new reporting mechanism on its progress in meeting state goals, and will replace a long report that few read with a simple brochure, The Boston Globe reported. The brochure will feature 21 broad goals, with a simple indication (not letter grades, but perhaps up and down arrows) of progress or lack thereof. Some campus officials opposed the new system, fearing it would oversimplify. But system officials said that this approach is important to promote transparency about how state funds are used.