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UMass women’s basketball handles Duquesne at home -

January 16, 2017

UMass men’s basketball’s late comeback falls short after blowing 15-point first-half lead -

January 15, 2017

UMass hockey outlasted at home against No. 6 UMass Lowell -

January 14, 2017

Hailey Leidel hits second buzzer beater of the season to give UMass women’s basketball win over Davidson -

January 13, 2017

UMass football hosts Maine at Fenway Park in 2017 -

January 12, 2017

UMass men’s basketball snaps losing streak and upsets Dayton Wednesday night at Mullins Center -

January 11, 2017

UMass women’s track and field takes second at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2017

UMass hockey falls to No. 5 Boston University at Frozen Fenway -

January 8, 2017

UMass professor to make third appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’ -

January 8, 2017

UMass women’s basketball suffers brutal loss on road against Saint Joseph’s -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops thirds straight, falls to VCU 81-64 -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops tightly-contested conference matchup against George Mason Wednesday night -

January 4, 2017

Late-game defense preserves UMass women’s basketball’s win against rival Rhode Island -

January 4, 2017

AIC shuts out UMass hockey 3-0 at Mullins Center -

January 4, 2017

UMass professor to appear as contestant on ‘Jeopardy!’ Thursday night -

January 4, 2017

Penalties plague UMass hockey in Mariucci Classic championship game -

January 2, 2017

UMass men’s basketball falls in A-10 opener to St. Bonaventure and its veteran backcourt -

December 30, 2016

UMass woman’s basketball ends FIU Holiday Classic with 65-47 loss to Drexel -

December 29, 2016

UMass men’s basketball finishes non-conference schedule strong with win over Georgia State -

December 28, 2016

Brett Boeing joins UMass hockey for second half of season -

December 28, 2016

Local high school students and faculty stand up against bullying

In response to South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince’s bullying-prompted suicide on Jan. 14, Amherst Regional High School (ARHS) students and faculty are standing up against bullying and cyber bullying.

Holub salon brings together Pioneer Valley artists

Tuesday, Jan. 19, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s chancellor, Robert Holub, and his wife, Sabine Holub, opened their home to both artists and art enthusiasts alike for the fourth monthly Hillside salon.

Fine Arts Center seeks to revitalize New WORLD Theater

In collaboration with theater advocate Talvin Wilks, the Fine Arts Center proposes new plan for restoring the New WORLD Theater program.

Elevator Malfunctions

A month and a half ago, this reporter witnessed an entrapment of strange proportions.  A nameless resident at the University of Massachusetts Amherst screamed for help from inside an elevator within the Sylvan living area.  Although I had to race to class, I firstly rounded up help- a residential assistant sitting on a bench in the McNamara lobby, right across from the incident.  The RA, Alexis Harewood, apparently could not hear the victim over the conversation she was holding on her cell phone.  I ran over to her upon hearing the yells to inform her of the occurrence.  Harewood put…

UMass researcher shows link between air pollution and obesity

An assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts has concluded after a five-year study that high concentrations of air pollution increase health risks on obese people more than on people who are not obese.

United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government Dr. Beck Noveck lectures at UMass

Noveck’s presentation was titled “Open Government- Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration,” and during her 40-minute lecture, Noveck expanded on the progress of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which is represented on the Open Government Website found at

Study finds college graduates lacking professionalism

A new study from York College of Pennsylvania suggests that today’s college graduates lack professionalism in the workplace compared to their older peers.

Neal Abraham, executive director of the Five Colleges, Inc. breaks down plans to develop new programs

Abraham is working with others in the Five College Inc., to create inexpense programs to further student opportunities within the Five Colleges.

UMass honors breast cancer awareness month

With October being breast cancer awareness month, students and faculty of the University of Massachusetts gathered Oct. 15 to admire 1,000 colored cranes for the purpose of raising campus awareness.

Guest lecturer brings discussion of energy security to UMass

Guest lecturer Marvin O. Schlanger visited the UMass campus to discuss energy consumption and how to deal with the national dependence on energy.

UMass receives national award for efforts to prevent substance abuse

The University of Massachusetts has received a 2009 Science and Service Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for their efforts in educating students about substance abuse and binge drinking.