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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

Ryan Bamford uses online Q&A session to discuss UMass football conference search, renovation plans, cost of attendance -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Opening statements delivered, first witnesses called in second trial for alleged 2012 gang rape at UMass -

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UMass researcher seeks to prevent diabetes in mothers

Lisa Chasan-Taber, a UMass epidemiology professor, has been awarded a five-year, $2.56 million grant to asses with studying the prevention of diabetes after pregnancy.

Dealing with Diabetes at UMass

Almost 3 million Americans have type 1 Diabetes, but only one of them started The College Diabetes Network.
University of Massachusetts student Christina Roth started the organization at UMass in the 2010 spring semester and now it has grown to include Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, Trinity College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and soon Loyola.

New funding for MA diabetes research

Dr. Alan Schneyer, a senior faculty member at the Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been awarded a $737,000 research grant. The “Physiologic Roles of Activin and Myostatin Antagonists” grant will provide Schneyer with funds to research diabetes over the next three years.

Groups raise awareness of diabetes

Yesterday the nursing, nutrition, and exercise science departments came together to raise awareness for diabetes, a disease that is growing in frequency, especially among children and young adults. “It used to be just an adult onset disease, but now we’re seeing Type II diabetes in elementary-aged children” says Emily Rice, a Nutrition major. “What we wanted to do is bring about awareness, specifically about Type II Diabetes, to the UMass campus,” said Carrie Sharoff, a graduate student in the Nursing program. The event consisted of various tables in the Campus Center concourse, set up by each department, each with different…

Music legend Johnny Cash dies of complications from diabetes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Johnny Cash, a towering musical figure whose rough, unsteady voice championed the downtrodden and reached across generations with songs like “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” died Friday. He was 71. Cash, known as “The Man in Black,” died at 2 a.m. in Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes that resulted in respiratory failure, said his manager, Lou Robin. The funeral service will be private, but a public memorial is being planned and the date will be announced later. In his songs, Cash crafted a persona as a dignified, resilient voice…

The challenge of breaking the sugar habit

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Karen Podorefsky gave up sugar for 21 days after reading an article about the health benefits that come with kicking the habit and she shares her experience with the challenge.

Food scientist proposes way to improve health via breast milk

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University of Massachusetts food scientist David Sela’s research finds properties of breast milk could be used to improve human health.

A global case to be more healthy

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David Blake offers a solution to America’s poor relationship with food.

Healthy eating is more important than exercise

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Elise Martorano explains why nutritious eating is more important than exercise when it comes to a healthy mind and body.

Twenty years later, memories of Calipari-Chaney feud live on

Twenty years have passed since the famous postgame confrontation between John Calipari and John Chaney, the result of one of the most heated rivalries in college basketball history.

Martha Coakley visits Amherst

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Massachusetts Attorney General meets with members of the community on Sunday as part of her campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor.

The pros and cons of coffee

Americans love their coffee, but while it has its benefits, it does have some downfalls.

UMass professor receives $3.2M research grant

Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber received a $3.2 million grant to help Hispanic women in western Mass. maintain a healthy weight during and after pregnancy.

Out cold: homelessness during winter

During the winter season, the cost of homelessness becomes higher for individuals as well as the organizations that provide them aid.

UMass study reveals genetic links with disease

Biostatisticians at UMass have developed a method of identifying genetic links with various diseases.

UMass professor Hankinson researches breast cancer

UMass professor Susan Hankinson is making revolutionary strides in researching the developmental pattern of breast cancer cells in women.

The sneaky ingredient that’s making you fat

Making several minor dietary changes can limit this fat-causing ingredient from packing on the winter pounds.

Want to shed pounds? Shed the sugar

Lauren Anderson explains the health problems associated with sugar, and what sugary products are best to cut out for a healthy lifestyle,

Eating outside the box

Modernity has blessed us with many conveniences, but Collegian columnist Alexa Jones questions whether or not it has actually made us any healthier.

Obesity as a ‘social problem’

Collegian columnist Nikhil Rao talks about the correlation between national obesity and the Gini coefficient.