Southwest goes wireless

By becoming a wireless residential area over the summer, Southwest causes all residential areas at UMass to become wire-free.

Research finds students skating by in college

Many college students today are finding that while they haven’t improved academically, they have learned how to effectively “BS” assignments. Some academic scholars have ventured to illuminate an apparent lapse in critical thinking seen throughout the higher education system. Recent research showed 45 percent of college students do not make significant progress in written communications, analytical reasoning or critical thinking in the first two years of college, says two academic scholars in their new book, “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses.” The book just hit the shelves this month. The authors, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, conducted research by…

Merger strengthens campus counseling services

The new Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) was formed when Counseling and Assessment Services (CAS) became part of the mental health department at University Health Services (UHS) earlier this semester.

UMass senior Sadi Thann first Cambodian Miss. Massachusetts contestant

Thann looks to make history on the Miss. Massachusetts runway on Nov. 26-28 as the first Cambodian woman and UMass student to be a contestant in the pageant. If she wins, she will move onto the Miss. America Pageant.

Federal government vs. State government on “Cali Weed”

Even if the state of California votes to reform marijuana laws on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promises to enforce federal regulation of the drug.

University speaker discusses climate change

Jean Johnson, director of education insights from Public Agenda, visited the University of Massachusetts to discuss the organization’s research on the public’s perspective on the environment, energy and science education.