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UMass football selected to finish fourth in MAC East preseason poll -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Legislature overrides Baker’s UMass budget cut -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Report: UMass football’s Todd Stafford arrested Saturday morning in Stamford, Connecticut -

Monday, July 20, 2015

UMass names Molly O’Mara newly-created associate director of athletics for communications and PR -

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baker approves state budget, UMass to receive $5.25 million less than legislature’s proposed figure -

Friday, July 17, 2015

UMass bathroom policy to provide comfort, safety for transgender and non-gender conforming students -

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Long-time UMass professor Normand Berlin, 83, dies -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UMass professor and poet James Tate dies at 71 -

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State legislators propose budget, UMass could receive almost $532 million -

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cause of death determined for UMass student Chloe Malast -

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transferring from UMass men’s lacrosse program -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four months after banning Iranian students from certain graduate programs, UMass announces new measures to ensure compliance with U.S. law -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Justin King sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two future UMass hockey players selected in 2015 NHL Draft -

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass center Cady Lalanne taken 55th overall by Spurs in 2015 NBA Draft -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Second of four men found guilty on three counts of aggravated rape in 2012 UMass gang rape case -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston bomber speaks out for first time: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’ -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King claims sex with woman was consensual during alleged 2012 gang rape -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wrongful death suit filed in death of UMass student -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

English department offers new class

For the fall semester of 2012, the University of Massachusetts’s English department will be offering a new class, English 494 Dystopian Games Comics and Media, to English majors to satisfy the new Integrative Experience (IE) general education requirement.

The class, taught by professor TreaAndrea Russworm, focuses on the dystopian narratives in comic books, video games and new media. The goal of the class is to learn about trends in popular culture and to create digital projects that can be taken away from the class.

“[The class] was my idea, I’m the founding teacher. I write about video games so I’m pretty excited about it,” said Russworm.

The four-credit class has 40 seats available and is expected to fill up quickly. However, Russworm highly encourages everyone who is eligible to take it.

“I think it will be popular. I’m teaching a similar class and it always fills up fast. I tend to let people in if they really want to take it and demonstrate a lot of interest, especially if they’re juniors or seniors,” said Russworm.

Russworm can be reached at russworm@english.umass.edu for further information.

Victoria Palmatier can be reached at vpalmati@student.umass.edu.

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