October 31, 2014

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The broke college student horror comic buyers guide -

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UMass Republican Club: Not just for Republicans -

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To live and die and live again -

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Five reasons why Halloween is the best holiday -

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Berger has first shot at securing starting role with UMass basketball -

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Robert Johnson’s deal with the devil -

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Humans vs. Zombies: UMass’ most dangerous game -

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Group Halloween costumes inspired by the roles of Hollywood icons -

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A haunting at UMass -

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At the end of your rope? Write about it. -

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UMass men’s soccer heads down to Carolina for a weekend pair of games -

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UM alumni hopeful for their up-and-coming snowboard company

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Recent graduates hopes to continue efforts for the future with fundraiser.

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UMass hosts Ebola panel to address concerns of the public

(Courtesy of NIAID)

Experts presented research and findings to community and answered questions from audience.

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UMass Democrats hope to get more students connected

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

For 30 years, the club has pushed for issue advocacy and now looks for more involvement.

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UMass Republican Club: Not just for Republicans

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The group hopes to expand conversation and be inclusive of a variety of viewpoints.

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Humans vs. Zombies: UMass’ most dangerous game

(Caroline O'Connor/Daily Collegian)

A look into this semester’s on-campus Humans vs. Zombies game and its final hours

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A haunting at UMass

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The UMass History Club gave a tour of the most haunted places on campus Monday.

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UMass Democrats urged to campaign and vote by Reps. Kennedy and McGovern

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

In anticipation of a close race for governor, U.S. representatives speak to students on campus

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SGA swears in four new members, puts finishing touches on a number of projects

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Members of the Student Government Association went through ally training with representatives from the Stonewall Center.

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UMass students say Yik Yak poses no cyber bullying problems

(Gordon Mei/Flickr)

Despite fears that the anonymity of the app could perpetuate bullying, UMass students say it has not been a problem at the school.

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Ebola’s global impact forgotten as various countries look inward

(Jim Tuttle/The Dallas Morning News/MCT)

Eliot Decker discusses how the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has worldwide implications.

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Amherst Police continue to fight underage drinking with extra funding

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A $10,000 grant was awarded to the Amherst Police Department to continue the push against underage drinking.

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Singled Out app gives women more control in the world of online dating

(Courtesy of Singled Out)

The app, developed by a former UMass student, allows women to ask men questions and eliminate them based on their answers.

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Nilanjana Dasgupta named director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion for CNS

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The psychologist will research patterns in the hiring processes and retention rates of minority faculty.

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Loose farm animals keep police occupied over the weekend

Cow in the middle of the road in South Australia. (Courtesy of daolphinsballoon/Flickr)

Police Log: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

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Candlelight vigil held in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

(Amanda Creegan/Daily Collegian)

The Center for Women and Community and sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority organized its annual event to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Study abroad programs in Israel resume for spring semester

Students can now study abroad in Israel for the spring semester after all programs were originally suspended in August.

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Town of Amherst holds annual Halloween Fest

(Amanda Creegan/Daily Collegian)

Children and adults participated in trick-or-treating, games and a haunted house at the annual Halloween Fest in Amherst.

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Michael Kimmel speaks to UMass students about ‘Guyland’

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Talk focused on the negative effects of socially constructed concepts of masculinity.

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Professor receives grant to cover massive election survey panel

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Brian Schaffner will continue to study the patterns of voter choice and candidates they vote for with the funds.

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Unions rally over recent concession proposals

(Amanda Creegan/Daily Collegian) University Committee on Diversity meeting on Oct. 16

Attendees called President Caret’s office to voice their concerns.

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UMass celebrates Campus Sustainability Day

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Student organizations raised awareness about ways to be more eco-friendly

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New meal plans receive mixed reviews from students

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Some believe they may be wasting swipes and plans are overpriced

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A comprehensive guide to the Ebola virus

(Phil Moyer/Flickr)

A look at what the Ebola virus is, what the symptoms are and what is being done to keep UMass healthy.

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UMass Permaculture Initiative to add three new programs

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Focus will go beyond sustainable planting and harvesting to examine energy and repopulation.

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Gov. Deval Patrick visits Amherst, awards $1.5 million grant for downtown development

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The award is part of an effort to increase local housing supply and spark economic development.

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UHS offers more accessible vaccination clinics as flu season nears

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

According to UHS’ public health nurse, clinics have seen a higher turnout this year.

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Three new students appointed as SGA special assistants

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Three new resolutions, upcoming labor negotiations and RSOs were discussed during Monday’s meeting.

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Campus Sustainability Day to take place Wednesday

Campus Sustainability Day is to include stands such as student farmers' markets. (Kristen Richard/Daily Collegian)

The nationwide event promotes the importance of sustainability in education on college campuses.

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Two counts of larceny occur over the weekend

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Police Log: Friday, Oct. 17 to Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

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UMass student charged in connection with alleged involvement in racist vandalisms

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Devin Ayres, 20, was arraigned Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges of vandalizing property and property damage to intimidate.

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UMass student found dead in McNamara Hall

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMPD, State Police were on the scene in the Sylvan Residential Area for at least three hours Sunday night.

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Protect Our Breasts runs Breast Cancer Awareness campaign

(Courtesy of Protect Our Breasts Organization)

The Voices of Awareness campaign allows students on campus to share their story.

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Students at UMass rally to show support for Hong Kong

Support was given by University of Massachusetts students to the pro-democratic resistance in Hong Kong, and peaceful protests.

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Mending fences: SGA and Amherst officials work together to improve town/gown relations

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Town manager will meet regularly with SGA president to discuss solutions on issues regarding the town of Amherst and the UMass community.

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Students for Justice in Palestine aims to spread awareness, not argue

New club Students for Justice in Palestine focuses on educating the UMass community about human rights.

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Photo Slideshow: Rally Against Racism

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Students came together Thursday for a rally in response to recent racist incidents on campus, and to advocate for increased diversity and affordability at UMass.

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UMass community gathers for diversity town hall meeting

(Shannon Broderick / Daily Collegian)

The first Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee Town Hall Meeting, planned by Student Bridges, was held Thursday, just days after the campus was attacked by racist vandalism.

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Student organizations come together to condemn acts of racism and push for change

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

CEPA, Student Bridges and others advocated for more opportunities for students of color on Thursday.

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#WrongDoor: Ethno-stress and racially charged attacks on the UMass campus

(Courtesy of Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

Josh Odam reveals the disgusting hate speech scrawled on his door this weekend and calls for UMass students to hold the administration accountable for racism on campus.

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Racist vandalism prompts emergency meeting to discuss race relations and diversity

(Courtesy of Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Students and faculty speak about weekend incident that occurred in an on-campus residential hall.

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Racial vandalism in residence hall shakes up UMass campus

(Courtesy of Julie Shamgochian/Daily Collegian)

Crude and offensive acts spark a call for campus culture change

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Majority of SGA vote in favor of abolishing confidential informant program

(Courtesy of Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Among other business, SGA votes on official statement regarding the CI program.

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Walk this Way program seeks to keep noise down in Amherst area

(Courtesy of the University of Massachusetts)

Students and staff aim to eliminate trash, vandalism and public urination in town.

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Exploring identity through the art of drag

(Aviva Luttrell/Daily Collegian)

UMass junior Graham Stanley’s unique hobby has helped him feel comfortable in his own skin.

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UMass system jumps 41 spots in rankings, making it number 91 in the world

(Juliette Sandleitner/Daily Collegian)

Improvements at UMass campuses lead to being named 91st best university in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings

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The Quarters a hub for video game and bar lovers alike

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

The unique “barcade” offers a variety of themed nights throughout the week.

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World Food Prize laureate delivers seminar to UMass students

Dr. Daniel Hillel spoke about sustainable water usage during agricultural irrigation last Thursday. (Christian Yapor/Daily Collegian)

Dr. Daniel Hillel spoke about sustainable water usage during agricultural irrigation last Thursday.

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Amherst Downtown Trolley returns this weekend

Vancouver Trolley (Courtesy of Dennis Tsang/Flickr)

Route includes several stops on the UMass campus.

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SGA members discuss their support of the confidential informant program after last week’s debate

Tyler O'Day (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

O’Day, DiZoglio believe positive changes can be made to improve the policy.

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Search for permanent dean of the Commonwealth Honors College begins

(Collegian File Photo)

CHC has had an interim dean since the death of Priscilla Clarkson in August 2013.

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After last Monday’s debate, some SGA senators look to abolish confidential informant program

Chairwoman Jennifer Raichel helps lead the charge in ending the controversial policy.

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ESPN reporter speaks to sport law students regarding current issues in sports

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College and professional basketball reporter Jeff Goodman addressed sport management students Wednesday morning.

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International Socialist Organization targets ecological destruction through systemic change

Socialist organization discusses capitalism’s effect on the environment.

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Office of Emergency Management continues preparations for security drills on campus

A behind-the-scenes look at UMass’ emergency alert and notification system.

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SGA election reform committee eyes more meaningful representation strategy

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

SGA officials plan to create a strategy that more closely represents the entire student body and discuss ways to increase student voting and interest.

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Student Legal Services celebrates 40 years

(Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

The organization has undergone a number of transformations since opening.

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The Black Sheep Deli’s atmosphere appeals to both students and locals

(Collegian file photo)

The Amherst eatery offers a variety of food options and live events to a diverse community of customers.

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SGA’s official statement on confidential informant program causes heated debate

Argument over the amendment left Monday’s meeting open-ended.

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SGA discusses reorganization of RSO system, activities fee changes

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Senators also passed an amendment, swore in a new member and discussed the SGA’s website during Monday’s meeting.

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UMass joins national ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

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Student groups and campus organizations collaborate to end sexual assault on college campuses.

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District Attorney’s Office resumes investigation into student’s death

The Boston Globe reported Saturday that the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has reopened its investigation of the death of Eric Sinacori, who died of a heroin overdose last October.

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Drunk driving ends in crash with passengers sent to the hospital

Drunk driving awareness sculpture (Collegian File Photo)

Police Log: Friday, Oct. 3 to Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

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Thomas Piketty speaks to UMass community on foreign and American economy

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

French Economist Thomas Piketty draws in crowd to discuss economics and new book

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Hampshire Dining Commons to source more locally grown food and produce

(Juliette Sandleitner/Daily Collegian)

Project launches at Hampshire Dining Commons to increases sustainability on campus and in dining halls.

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Front to Back: Week of Sept. 29, 2014

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Students find Active Minds a safe, open place for discussion

(Allison Ludtke)

Club works to discuss mental health and stomp out stigma.

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Piper Kerman talks about the reality of prison

(Christina Yacono)

Common read author’s seminar draws crowd of 650 students.

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Students, campus community rally in protest of racism

(Photo by Shannon Broderick)

A group of at least 100 gathered in front of the Student Union Wednesday afternoon to share personal experiences of racism and address police brutality.

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UMass Board of Entrepreneurship looks to recruit interested students from all departments

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New club aims to connect people from all different departments on campus.

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In Kerman’s words…

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Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman talks to UMass classes.

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UMass chancellor suspends use of student confidential informants

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The program will be put on hold until a full review of the University’s confidential informant policy can be completed, according to an email sent out to the campus community Tuesday.

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Safe Passage provides services for survivors of domestic violence

The local domestic violence shelter continues to lend support and spread awareness about domestic violence throughout the Pioneer Valley after 30 years of service.

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UMass to implement new electronic security sign-in system

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

The University hopes to have new system phased into all residence halls by fall 2015.

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UMatter at UMass campaign tackling problem of alcohol and drug abuse

(Cade Belisle/ Daily Collegian)

Student “policing” aims to reduce instances of police intervention.

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SGA to launch new binge drinking awareness campaign

(Conor Snell/Daily Collegian)

In wake of former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ report, UMass is seeking to solve its high-risk drinking problem.

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SGA discusses University’s confidential informant policy

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

The organization is currently preparing an official statement regarding Sunday’s Boston Globe article about a UMass student and confidential informant who died of a heroin overdose last October.

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U.S. News ranks UMass among top 30 public universities

( Juliette Sandleitner/Daily Collegian)

The University has moved up 20 places since 2010.

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No arrests made at UMass Homecoming tailgate and game

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Police Log: Friday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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UPDATE: UMass Police Department and Student Affairs officials to conduct review of confidential informant policy

(Stephen Treat/Daily Collegian)

A study of the University of Massachusetts’ confidential informant policy comes in response to a Boston Globe story published Sunday about a UMass student and campus police informant who died of a heroin overdose last October.

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Northwestern District Attorney’s office hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Removal of unused medication aids in action against drug abuse.

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Students celebrate return of UMass football with tailgate festivities

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Students enjoy pre-game tailgate festivities on Saturday in UMass football’s return to McGuirk Stadium.

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UMass unions submit a petition to Board of Trustees for concessions

Following an on-campus rally, unions at the University of Massachusetts make the next step for concessions with a petition.

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Front to Back: Week of Sept. 22, 2014

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Policies for upcoming Homecoming game outlined by UMass Athletics

(Photo byCade Belisle)

New rules and guidelines prepared for the return to McGuirk.

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UMass Springfield Center promotes higher education outside of Amherst

Grand opening of new UMass campus was held on Wednesday.

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UMass five-campus system reaches record enrollment numbers

(Photo by Tosca Drum)

Growth of state schools expected to benefit students and Massachusetts residents.

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UMass accepts $1.4 million donation from Monsanto

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

The multinational corporation has given the University a library of 3,500 plant tissues and cells.

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UHS branches off with a center for women

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Women’s Health Clinic opens after being rated as an essential service.

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Return to McGuirk: Football’s return creates anticipated spike in local business

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Both UMass and local businesses prepare for the return of Minutemen football to McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

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Pita Pockets: Cooking from the heart

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The Amherst restaurant offers up traditional Syrian falafel and a friendly atmosphere.

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College-aged male reportedly bites student, threatens others outside Fine Arts Center

(Stephen Treat/Daily Collegian)

The incident occurred early Sunday morning, according to a crime alert sent out to the campus community by the UMass Police Department.

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First SGA meeting begins with a new Senate

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Two motions were passed and the election process was brought into question Monday night.

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People’s climate march: Student voices

Tens of thousands of students, including hundreds from the Five Colleges, joined the estimated 400,000 people who attended the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21, 2014. The event made history as the largest climate change demonstration of its kind.

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Jenny Dell speaks to UMass students as part of Homecoming week

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

The national sideline reporter and UMass alumna returned to campus Monday to talk about her life and career.

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More than 500 students gather at Townehouse Apartments over weekend

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Amherst Police Log: Friday, Sept. 19 to Monday, Sept. 23, 2014.

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UMass system sees record-breaking endowment

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State funding and private donations to the five campus system reached $757 million this year.

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Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

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Biochemist Peter Chien, along with a team of University of California, Berkeley scientists, helps define a crucial bacterial process.

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Season-ticket holders excited to be a part of new era of UMass football

(Brett Reardon/Daily Collegian)

UMass will move its season-ticket holder seating from the west side of McGuirk Stadium to the east side as the program unveils a number of changes at McGuirk.

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Visiting Writers Series welcomes Mitchell S. Jackson

UMass invites authors to speak to students and locals on campus for its Visiting Writers Series.

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SGA working toward diversifying UMass campus

SGA Secretary of Diversity Josh Odam has plans to increase minority student presence on campus

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Local poetry festival honors works of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson

The Emily Dickinson house, now the Emily Dickinson Museum. (Collegian File Photo)

The Amherst Poetry Festival calls for local poets to get involved

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Ed Davis report leaves nobody blameless

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Six months after the “Blarney Blowout,” former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis presented the findings of his investigation into the handling of large crowd disturbances.

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White House starts public awareness drive to prevent sexual attacks on campus

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched a campaign to prevent sexual violence on college campuses across the country. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched a campaign Friday to prevent sexual violence on college campuses across the country.

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Work already underway for SGA speaker Sïonan Barrett

(Cade Belisle)

Sïonan Barrett discusses plans and initiatives for the student government in the upcoming year.

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UMass faculty member Bonnie Strickland recognized for work in psychology

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American Psychological Association presented an award to Bonnie Strickland for her lifetime achievement.

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UMass professor Elizabeth Chilton to speak in Madrid and Paris about importance of heritage studies

(Courtesy of Elizabeth Chilton)

The professor will talk at two upcoming international conferences about a recently submitted proposal for a new master’s program in global heritage at UMass.

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UMass receives $37.5 million for environmental and sustainability initiatives

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Gov. Deval Patrick helps fund projects on and off campus through a bond bill.

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UMass hosts lecture series focused on inequality

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Social scientists will provide unique perspectives to students, faculty and the campus community during the year-long series, which began Sept. 10.

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UMass grad student spends summer building sustainable homes

Courtesy of Emilie Jordao)

Emilie Jordao, a landscape architecture master’s candidate, interned with Earthship Biotecture in New Mexico.

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Campus Perspective: New Blue Wall

Rose Gottlieb and Marleigh Felsenstein take to the new Blue Wall eatery in the UMass Campus Center to find out how students feel about the updated eating space.

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Suspicious ice cream truck raises alarm at Village Park Offices

(Shaina Mishkin/Collegian File Photo)

Police Log: Friday, Sept. 12- Sunday, Sept. 14.

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UMass students make an impact

(William Keve/Daily Collegian)

UMass held its third annual Mass Impact day on Saturday.

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Apple unveils new smartwatch and larger iPhone 6

(Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/MCT)

Timothy D. Cook, head of Apple, reveals the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

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New Journalism Chair Kathy Roberts Forde finds home at UMass

(Courtesy of Brian McDermott)

UMass welcomes a new chair to the journalism program in Kathy Roberts Forde.

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UMass to create new renewable energy chair position

The University will receive $2.5 million from the Department of Energy Resources to create the job.

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“She was a happy person and she exuded that happiness onto everyone around her”

(Michelle Mandeau)

Her friends and community remember Hannah Frilot, a rising UMass senior who died in car accident on July 31.

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Photo Slideshow: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Rally

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, students at the University of Massachusetts rallied against police brutality, violence, and the modern struggles African-American face.

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Career Services office refines efforts

(Kristin LaFratta/Daily Collegian)

Valuable campus resource is left underrated and underused

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Students respond to Ferguson shooting

Students at the rally pose to reflect their anti-police brutality slogan, 'hands up, don't shoot'. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Police brutality causes organization of student rally at UMass

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Primary election ends with Coakley, Baker victorious

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Candidates for attorney general, treasurer and governor were decided in Tuesday’s primary election

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Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine keeps students coming back for more

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Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine makes it a favorite eatery for local students.

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Body found near intersection of Amity Street and University Drive

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The body is believed to be that of Marissa Jackson, 26, of Amherst, who was reported missing since Friday night.

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Massachusetts college students feel effect of national student debt issue

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Unprecedented levels of debt could have negative economic consequences if left unchecked.

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Goodell Hall, South College next to undergo renovations

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Goodell Hall and South College will undergo projects and renovations.

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Weekend filled with alcohol-related violations

(By Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian)

Amherst Police Log: Friday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

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UMass’ School of Public Health and Health Sciences receives two-year grant from The National Cancer Institute

Researchers, led by epidemiologist Katherine Reeves, will investigate the possible correlation between antidepressant use and breast cancer in women.

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UMass to promote suicide prevention awareness

(Julia McLaughlin/Daily Collegian)

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health is holding a campaign to promote suicide prevention awareness.

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UMass unions rally against benefit concession

Various unions on campus rallied together around Whitmore on Friday to speak out against benefit concessions

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UMass Women into Leadership looks to fight the gender gap

UMass Women into Leadership is a new program for women interested in public service and combatting the gender gap.

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UMass alumna to film migrant workers’ stories

Lindsay Van Dyke, ‘11, is using the power of film to document the lives of legal migrant workers in Mexico City.

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UMass hosts Iraqi students over summer

Some of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. (Photo Courtesy of Terry Karuoya)

Foreign students spent part of their summer studying public policy as part of UMass’ Civic Initiative program.

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Faculty, administration await hearing decision from Massachusetts Department of Labor

Negotiations began in the spring to allow Continuing and Professional Education faculty the right to unionize with the Massachusetts Society of Professors.

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Seeking an opportunity

UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel took a chance. Can he be the next face of UMass football?

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UMass’ Old Chapel nominated for listing on National Register of Historic Places

The Old Chapel at UMass, which was nominated as a Historic Place for the National Register. (Justin Surgent/Collegian File Photo)

The iconic building will soon undergo major renovations after years of non-use.

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Mark Whipple embracing second UMass football stint as teacher, motivator

UMass head coach Mark Whipple. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

New UMass football coach Mark Whipple, who first coached the Minutemen from 1998-2003, looks to take a mentor’s role during his second go in Amherst.

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New SGA leaders spend summer preparing for fall semester

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

SGA President Vinayak Rao and Vice President Jacob Schissel have already begun working toward their goals for the upcoming year.

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Mullins Center renovations aimed at improving fan experience

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UMass’ entertainment and sports complex will feature new LED sports lighting and seating improvements for the 2014 sports season.

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Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice a favorite among students

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The downtown Amherst eatery has fed the cravings of students and critics alike since it opened its doors in 1991.

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UMass tuition and fees frozen for second consecutive year

(Chelsey Powell/Collegian File Photo)

The freeze, approved by the UMass Board of Trustees in June, will affect in-state, undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Speakers tell new students at convocation to make the most of UMass

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Speakers at the University of Massachusetts New Student Convocation hammered home the point that freshmen should be careful not waste their potential over the next four years. “You alone have the power to make these next four years unforgettable,” Student Government Association president Vinayak Rao told the incoming freshman class of 2018, which filled the Mullins Center Monday afternoon. “Join a fraternity, join a sorority, join a club,” he said, adding that his involvement with various activities have made hard times easier and good times even better. “You have no excuse to ever be bored on this campus.” Rao, who was…

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UMass holds world’s largest clambake

Students at the University of Massachusetts received lobsters and clams as part of the record-breaking clambake on Sept. 1 (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The University welcomed students back to campus by breaking the Guinness World Record for largest New England clambake.

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Integrative Learning Center opens for fall semester

The Integrated Learning Center will open for classes this fall (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian).

Construction on the $93 million building, which is the new home to the communication, journalism, linguistics and film studies departments, began in March 2012 and was completed in August.

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A fresh start for Blue Wall

The new Blue Wall eatery opens for business on September 2 (Araz Havan/Daily Collegian).

The newly renovated café, which features a variety of new stations, is set to open the first day of classes.

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Rao: ‘I like to call myself a walking paradox’

The recently elected SGA president brings a wide range of interests and experience to the job.

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Arrest made after lewd acts on campus

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The UMass Police Department arrested Christopher Williams on two counts of open and gross lewdness.

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Suspect in custody after break-ins on Lincoln Avenue

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According to a crime alert sent out to the UMass community, a house on Lincoln Avenue and a unit in the Lincoln Apartments were both broken into.

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UMass crime alerts reveal reports of lewd acts

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Indecent exposure incidents interrupt otherwise peaceful UMass campus.

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UMass mourns death of alumnus and journalist James Foley

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Foley was killed by Islamic State militants after being held captive for nearly two years.

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UMass student struck and killed by vehicle Thursday night

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Hannah Frilot, 20, of Amherst, was struck by a Toyota Rav-4 as she and a friend were walking along North East Street shortly after 11 p.m.

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UMass receives anonymous $10.3 million gift

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The donation, which is among the largest in UMass history, will benefit the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Southwest evacuated after gas leak

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The Southwest Residential Area was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a contractor struck a gas main near Melville Hall.

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Two arrested in relation to series of vandalism

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Damage was found in Totman Gym, Goessman Lab and the Graduate Research Center according to a UMPD email.

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Students push for relocation of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health

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Accessibility, conditions of CCPH buildings may be a problem for students seeking treatment.

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UMass one of 55 schools currently facing investigation over handling of sexual assault cases

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A White House task force released the list of colleges and universities on Thursday, two days after promising greater government transparency.

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Two thefts reported at library

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There was a report of two thefts on floors 12 and 20 of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on Wednesday afternoon.

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UMass Dining proposes major meal plan changes

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Students have mixed feelings about new meal plan.

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Child survivor of the Holocaust speaks at UMass

Henia Lewin, a child survivor of the Holocaust, spoke at the UMass Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies on Tuesday night as she shared her experiences living through the genocide.

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UMass doctor Pierre Rouzier to share experienced on working at Boston Marathon, one year later

The event will feature Dr. Pierre Rouzier as he shares his experienced of working the 2014 Boston Marathon one year after the 2013 bombings.

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Daily Collegian Best Photos of 2014

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Here are some of the Daily Collegian’s best photos from the 2013-2014 academic year. Photos by: Alex Aritan, Cade Belisle, Shannon Broderick, Nicole Evangelista, James Jesson, Alex Lindsay, Zoe Mervine, Shaina Mishkin, Robert Rigo, Bryn Rothschild-Shea, Juliette Sandleitner, Taylor C. Snow, Justin Surgent, Maria Uminski, Christina Yacono

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New RSO helps grieving students

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Students of Actively Moving Forward helps students feel that they are not alone in grieving over the death of loved ones.

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Police Log: Friday, April 25 – Monday, April 28, 2014

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Male punches out window of High Horse LLC before leaving.

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UMass Rising campaign raises more than $44 million this fiscal year

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Donations will be used to help the University reach new heights in innovation and education, including a $10 million gift to create a new center for entrepreneurship.

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Speakers at TEDxUMassAmherst encourage change in the world

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Nine speakers touched upon various topics at the second annual conference on Sunday, but all followed this year’s hash tag: #ChangeTheWorld.

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SELF Magazine’s Workout on the Quad draws 900 students

Although it was rainy outside, many students attended Saturday’s event for exercise and giveaways.

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Bowl Weekend set to be ‘very successful’

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Minor setbacks are no problem for OHAG in preparation for their annual event, which will include live music and entertainment.

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USDA grants awarded to UMass faculty

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Assistant professors to conduct research in nutrition and food science with USDA grant.

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Workout on the Quad comes to UMass

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SELF Magazine is coming to UMass campus for a fun-filled day of exercise classes, freebies and treat giveaways.

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Renowned rabbi discusses the role of religion in American policy

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During a talk Tuesday evening, reform Jewish rabbi and advocate David Saperstein spoke about social justice advocacy, separation of church and state and religion as a context for morality.

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Police Log Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Motor vehicle crash at West Cemetery causes Emily Dickinson’s tombstone to fall over.

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UMass student spends spring break studying sustainability abroad

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Jasmine Abdollahi spent a week in March learning about renewable energy and sustainability initiatives in Iceland.

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Boston Marathon 2014: A day to remember

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Athletes and spectators alike celebrated the pride and strength in their nation at 118th Boston Marathon.

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Protect Our Breasts holds Earth Day Yogathon

Protect Our Breasts holds Earth Day Yogathon event held to promote awareness.

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UMass holds annual Native American Powwow

People of different tribes come together for the annual Native American Powwow at UMass.

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VIDEO: UMass United Rally in support of Derrick Gordon, LGBTQ community

UMass students, Five college students and Amherst residents alike march in support of Derrick Gordon and the LGBTQ community after the Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket UMass on Wednesday, April 16.

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Student rally in support of Gordon, LGBTQ community


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In response to the Westboro Baptist Church coming to UMass, students rallied in support of equality and gay rights.

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John Ashcroft faces criticism during speech

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UMass students protested as former Republican Attorney General John Ashcroft came to speak about liberty on campus.

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One year after Boston Marathon bombings, UMass doctor Pierre Rouzier continues passion to help

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UMass staff physician Pierre Rouzier, who was at ground zero of the Boston Marathon attacks last year, will return to Boylston Street this year with a refreshed mindset on how to help others.

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Library labyrinth targets stress

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Students at UMass have a new way to de-stress on the ninth floor of the library, just in time for finals week.

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Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive latest McCormack Executive-in-Residence

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The 73-year old commissioner spoke in front of students on Wednesday, detailing the issues he faces in collegiate athletics while also offering advice.

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UMass doctoral student awarded Soros Fellowship

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A UMass student will be conducting research on cyber suicide and the stigma surrounding mental illness with the help of funding from the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

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UMass Dressage Team discusses the lesser-known sport

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Ten students make up the University’s dressage team. In this equestrian sport, riders are judged based on their ability to make a horse perform specific movements with what appears to be minimal effort.

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UMass poll shows Coakley emerging as a frontrunner in upcoming election

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Results show that Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is a favorite in both the Democratic primary and the general election.

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Boston Marathon: One year later

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Today’s news and opinion sections are completely devoted to coverage of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Police Log Friday April 11- Monday April 14, 2014

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Medical assistance needed in multiple instances for Amherst police this weekend.

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One year later, spectators look to move on

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Onlookers recall their experiences at last year’s Boston Marathon.

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Krystle Campbell remembered through scholarship

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UMass Boston alumna and Boston Marathon bombings victim Krystle Campbell is being remembered through a UMass scholarship and a marathon team in her name.

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“Rucking” not allowed at Boston Marathon

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UMass ROTC unable to run marathon this year, due to “no bag” policy.

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Local business contributes to One Fund Inc.

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Mary Ann’s Dance and More sells Boston Marathon shirts in support of One Fund Inc.

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Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his upcoming trial

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A look back at alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who remains behind bars, and what’s in store for his upcoming trial.

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Boston seen as ‘changed’ since marathon

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A poll conducted at the Western New England University Polling Institute shows public opinion concerning Boston following the marathon bombings.

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Runners reunited: looking back on last year’s Boston Marathon

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Runners at the 2013 Boston Marathon recall experiencing a finish that none of them had anticipated, and how they plan to remember and celebrate the strength of all of those who were at the scene.

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Boston Police Commissioner to review Blarney Blowout

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis talks about the past week during an interview at police headquarters onTuesday, April 23, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Nancy Lane/Boston Herald/MCT)

The review of Blarney Blowout is aided by Boston Police Commisioner, Ed Davis

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Divest UMass to meet with President Caret next month

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After nearly a year of requesting a meeting with the president of UMass, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign will finally get a chance to speak with him face-to-face on May 13.

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Westboro Baptist Church announces visit to UMass

Police escort Westboro Baptist protesters away from another group of protesters on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Tiffany Tompkins-Condie/Bradenton Herald/MCT)

Protest planned for Wednesday at 12:15 pm

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Hampshire College aims to launch 100 Percent Local Food Challenge

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Hampshire College initiates full efforts towards sustainability

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New2U Tag Sale encourages students to donate used items

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Sustainable UMass’s New2U Tag Sale offers college students unwanted items for sale

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UMass men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

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Men’s basketball sophomore Derrick Gordon came out as an openly gay athlete, making him the first active player in Division-I basketball to do so.

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Teammates, students react to UMass’ Derrick Gordon’s announcement he is gay

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Campus buzzed on Wednesday as both the Massachusetts men’s basketball team and students responded to Gordon’s public announcement.

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UMass Student Farm kicks off season

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UMass Student Farm holds the special topics fair, where students showcase their farming projects and implementation plans.

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STPEC reflects on influential group

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A conference this weekend will discuss the history of the Science for the People organization, which was highly influential during the time of the Vietnam War.

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