March 5, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Video monitoring equipment installed throughout Amherst in preparation for ‘Blarney’ -

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Professor Neil Forbes receives $1.56 million grant to develop cancer-killing Salmonella -

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UMass, Trey Davis ready for Richmond and Kendall Anthony -

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Milan Fashion Week mixes the old with the new -

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Smartphone surge following historic net neutrality decision shows relationship between technology and consumers -

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Tournament time: UMass women’s basketball faces St. Bonaventure in A-10 opener -

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Bread & Butter brings local produce to Amherst’s breakfast scene -

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‘Blarney’ guest policy is too harsh and was announced too late -

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Esho and Lalanne ready for one final show at Mullins Center -

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Inside the Park with Marky Mark: March 3, 2015 -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Meet the 2015 SGA spring election candidates -

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Years of dedication lead to breakout senior campaign for Zack LaRue -

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Five simple steps to get your college diet on track -

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Students head to State House, push for more public higher education funding -

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Gabriel Schmitt hopes to improve UMass health services as student trustee -

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Barrett/Barbosa ‘ready on day one’ -

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An outsider to the SGA, student trustee candidate Nicholas Vigneau says he brings a fresh perspective to the position -

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Kristi Sefanoni pleased with UMass softball’s start to season -

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Outsider candidates Rocco Giordano and Dhananjay (Danny) Mirlay Srinivas intent on shoring up student-administration relationship, getting more voices heard -

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UMass tennis wins its first conference match in weekend split -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Video monitoring equipment installed throughout Amherst in preparation for ‘Blarney’

Collegian file photo

The video systems will allow officials to monitor activity in real time and assist in furthering criminal investigations.

An outsider to the SGA, student trustee candidate Nicholas Vigneau says he brings a fresh perspective to the position

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Increasing campus diversity, improving the student disciplinary process and boosting student involvement are central components of Vigneau’s campaign.

UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The player was identified as the suspect in a fight early Sunday morning which left one male unconscious and requiring surgery. He will not be identified until arrested.

Students for Justice in Palestine, administration react to inflammatory posters

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SJP members have reached out to the University for support after finding several posters likening the organization to terrorists and anti-Semites.

UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest

Video from Donovan's iPhone

The student, Thomas Donovan, claims officers falsely arrested and assaulted him during last year’s “Blarney Blowout” for videotaping them on his smartphone.

Posters likening Students for Justice in Palestine to Hamas militants found across campus Monday

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The posters depict two masked men with guns in their hands standing over a kneeling man with a bag over his head with text reading, “Students for Justice in Palestine” and “#JewHaters” at the bottom. Similar posters have been found on campus across the country.

UMass announces parking restrictions for ‘Blarney’ weekend

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

All campus parking lots will be restricted to valid UMass permit holders from March 6 at 5 p.m. to March 8 at 5 p.m.

UMass, town of Amherst prepare for annual ‘Blarney Blowout’

(Elaine Zhang/Daily Collegian)

Last year, police clad in riot gear arrested 55 students and used pepper spray to break up a crowd of nearly 4,000 people gathered at off-campus apartments. This year, officials are working collaboratively to prevent a similar incident from occurring.

UMass’ decision to ban Iranian students from certain programs sparks outrage, debate

(Collegian file photo)

The Iranian Graduate Students Association is taking steps to pressure the University to reverse its policy through public outreach, research and collaboration.

UMass student struck and killed in Belchertown early Saturday morning

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The 20-year-old male was hit by a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Route 9 near Old Amherst Road and Two Ponds Road.

UMass to stop admitting Iranian national students into certain programs

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The University announced it will no longer accept Iranian citizens into specific programs in the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences to avoid violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Students celebrate peacefully in Southwest after Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX win

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Police were non-confrontational all night, even talking and joking with students as more than 1,000 people gathered in the Southwest concourse.

Front to Back: Week of Jan. 26, 2015

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News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.

UMass Dining places Super Bowl food bet with University of Washington

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School situated in the losing state to send a local seafood special dinner to winner as part of a friendly wager.

UMass encourages responsible celebrating, modifies guest policy ahead of Super Bowl

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

No guests will be allowed in residential halls after noon on Sunday, and the University has planned a variety of activities with the goal of deterring large, crowd-related disturbances.

Front to Back: Week of Jan. 19, 2015

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News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.

UMass ends student confidential informant program

Stephen Treat/Daily Collegian

The decision comes after an 11-member panel completed a full review of the University’s confidential informant policy this week.

UMass to replace University Store’s textbook annex with virtual Amazon bookstore

Collegian file photo

The new deal will offer free, one-day shipping to campus and surrounding communities, and is expected to save students 30 percent compared with current prices on course materials.

Recovery fund established for former UMass student Chloe Rombach

Rombach Family Recovery Fund on GoFundMe

Rombach, 22, was struck by a vehicle Dec. 9 while crossing the street in Northampton.

UMass President Robert Caret resigns to become chancellor of the University of Maryland system

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The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Caret has accepted the position, and a formal announcement will be made Thursday.