July 30, 2014

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UMass Football summer coverage 2014 -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chiarelli: Sam Koch’s impact evident in those who knew him best -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Longtime UMass men’s soccer coach Sam Koch dies after two-year battle with sinus cancer -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Southwest evacuated after gas leak -

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UMass Rowing finishes NCAA Championships, ends year ranked No. 21 in the nation -

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Two UMass basketball alums to compete for a lofty prize in The Basketball Tournament -

Friday, May 23, 2014

Commencement Photos 2014 -

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two arrested in relation to series of vandalism -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

Video: No. 14 UMass WLAX ends season in loss to Loyola (MD) -

Saturday, May 10, 2014

No. 14 UMass women’s lacrosse season ends in loss to Loyola (MD) -

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sixth inning rally propels UMass past Dayton 7-2 -

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

McMahon, Ferris and McGovern: Not your usual transfer story -

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Women’s lacrosse defeats Richmond 10-6 to win sixth straight A-10 Championship -

Sunday, May 4, 2014

No. 13 UMass women’s lacrosse knocks off Duquesne 16-3 to reach Atlantic 10 finals -

Friday, May 2, 2014

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Two thefts reported at library -

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Senior Columns 2013-2014 -

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UMass Dining proposes major meal plan changes -

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UMass baseball beats UConn for first time since 2007 -

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Justin Surgent/Daily Collegian

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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Saving lives at bone marrow drive

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Bone marrow registration drive to take place this weekend outside UMass Dining Commons.

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BREAKING: UMass’ Derrick Gordon comes out as first openly gay D-I men’s basketball player

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Massachusetts men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon came out as the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

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SGA, GSS, UMass administration sign shared governance agreement

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The agreement, signed earlier this semester, created three new advisory boards to the Chancellor.

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Rethinking the ‘language gap’

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures held an open discussion about the linguistic separation between underprivileged children and wealthy children Tuesday evening.

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Nelson Mandela commemorated at Freedom Seder

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Guests take part in multicultural and interfaith celebration to commemorate Nelson Mandela.

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SGA approves four motions, tables one

Student Government Administration President Zachary Broughton spoke on Monday night. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

In the SGA Senate meeting Monday, a new OHAG governor was appointed and funds were allocated for a Woman in Media conference, among other motions.

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Liquor law violations and automobile issues problems this weekend

Police Log: Friday April 4, 2014- Sunday April 6, 2014

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Kyle Adie a key part of the UMass baseball offense this season

Junior outfielder Kyle Addie takes a walk during Saturday's game against Dayton at Earl Lorden Field. (James Jesson/Daily Collegian)

Redshirt junior Kyle Adie has been giving the UMass baseball team an unexpected offensive boost so far this season.

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APO continues long running service project

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Service fraternity achieves highest enrollment in MBU.

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Autism Speaks U successfully hosts sixth annual 3k walk/5k run

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Autism Speaks U successfully hosts sixth annual 3k walk/5k run despite protests

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College Democrats of Massachusetts hosts convention

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College Democrats of Massachusetts hosts convention of events and speakers this weekend

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Five College Africa Day celebrates life of Nelson Mandela

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Five College Africa Day 2014 celebrates life of South African legend

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Autism Speaks U hosts panel for awareness month

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In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the RSO hosted a director from a local autism organization and four panelists to speak.

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UMass holds rape culture workshop

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Members of the Center for Women and Community hosted a workshop to discuss rape culture and what steps people can take to combat it on Wednesday.

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Code of Student Conduct under reform by UMass students

Three seniors at UMass are changing the Code of Student Conduct. Appointed by Attorney Daniel Sandell, these interns are helping make revisions regarding the University’s policy on regulation of misconduct hearings.

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Autism Speaks U hosts annual 3K/5K

Autism Speaks U will be hosting a 5k run and 3k walk on Sunday, April 6th in Kendrick Park, as well as events after the race such as facepainting and raffles.

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UMass professor to design agricultural systems in Himalayas

Carey Clouse, assistant professor of architecture and landscape architecture, has been awarded by the Fulbright Scholar Program to work in regions in India that are currently suffering from severe drought.

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UMass grad student and research professor survey leatherback turtles

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A study done by a UMass graduate student and a research professor assesses leatherback turtles near Cape Cod.

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Student Farming Enterprise receives more land, provides additional CSA shares

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With more farmers and six additional acres of land at the new Stockbridge Agricultural Learning Center, the Student Farm can offer 25 more CSA shares and a greater variety of crops to the campus community this fall.

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UMPD holds active threat training workshops

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Officers give presentations on how to handle potentially dangerous situations to groups on campus, including the SGA and OIT.

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Honors housing shortage may affect 300 students

James Jesson/Daily Collegian

Many current Commonwealth Honors College residents are on a waiting list after demand for the living area increased.

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Animals cause trouble for Amherst Police

Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian

Police Log Friday March 28- Monday March 31, 2014

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Student Government discusses campus safety

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The SGA discussed campus dining plans, campus safety and appointed a senator to a committee at Monday’s meeting.

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Orchard Hill government resigns

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Amid allegations of misusing funds and ongoing impeachment procedures, Governor Seth Perkins and his cabinet have resigned for academic reasons, leading to the government’s finances being unfrozen.

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Students, administrators discuss ‘Blarney’

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In a public forum on Thursday, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and two vice chancellors met with students to discuss the events that transpired the Saturday before spring break.

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Equestrian team’s season continues to regionals

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Members of the UMass equestrian team look forward to participating in Regionals this Sunday.

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Gov. Deval Patrick chosen as undergraduate commencement speaker

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The Massachusetts governor will be the featured speaker on the May 9 commencement.

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Enku Gelaye named vice chancellor

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Currently the interim vice chancellor of student affairs and campus life, Gelaye, was named to the permanent position on Wednesday.

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Jodi Picoult to be the guest speaker for Dinner with Friends

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Author Jodi Picoult will be speaking at a dinner at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, to which she recently donated some of her writings.

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UMass Hillel to play in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament

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A team of eight University of Massachusetts students will compete in the third annual “NCAA Tournament of Jewish Basketball” this weekend.

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Senior vice chancellor of academic affairs and provost finalists to participate in public forums

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Two finalists for the position will come to UMass next week to take part in presentations for the campus community.

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Marky Ramone speaks at UMass

Famed rocker Marky Ramone came to speak on the UMass campus on Monday. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The history of the 1980s punk band The Ramones was both an exciting and difficult one, according to drummer Marky Ramone, who spoke last night at UMass about his perspective on life in the music industry as well as his struggle with alcohol abuse.

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SGA election results ratified

Elections Commisoner Rocco Giordano explained to the Senate why the Commission invalidated the DMC ticket.
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Questions of the report were meeting’s highlight

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Amherst Police occupied with animals this weekend

Police Log Friday March 21- Sunday March 23, 2014

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Ghana ACT popular among UMass students

Workers collect pineapples at Georgefields Farms, a private plantation in southern Ghana. (Shashank Bengali/MCT)

Program works with several different projects.

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Problems continue for Perkins, OHAG

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The former SGA presidential candidate and current Orchard Hill Governor Seth Perkins defends himself and his cabinet as an impeachment process rumbles forward.

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Eugene Isenberg, UMass alum and benefactor, dies at 87

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Isenberg graduated from UMass with a degree in economics in 1950 and later donated $6 million to the school, earning the right to have the School of Management named for him.

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UMass hires former Boston Police Commissioner to conduct review

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The review will evaluate the University and town’s handling of the “Blarney Blowout,” with the aim of developing improved strategies for preventing similar crowd-related disturbances.

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Rao/Schissel ticket wins SGA election, Freudson elected student trustee

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

In a last-minute decision, the SGA Election Commission invalidated the DMC ticket, announcing Rao, Schissel and Freudson as winners.

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UMass students give opinions on The Hatch eatery

Justin Surgent/Daily Collegian

With the temporary closing of Blue Wall and permanent closing of Burgers 101 comes a variety of opinions from students on The Hatch eatery, where many now eat instead.

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Massachusetts ban on commercial food waste in landfills impacts UMass dining halls

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With 25 percent of waste in Massachusetts currently coming from food materials and organic waste, UMass is using its dining halls to support a recent ban on commercial food waste.

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UMass students rally in protest of ‘excessive police force’ used during Blarney

(Justin Surgent/Daily Collegian)

A group of more than 100 protesters marched from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building Tuesday to outline several demands and call for a meeting with the Chancellor.

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Athlete Ally chapter moves to UMass

Students in the group look to make it an RSO.

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Acclaimed artists Toni Morrison, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Sonia Sanchez visit UMass

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The three held a conversation Monday to discuss the black female artist and her role in the 21st century.

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UMass, WMUA celebrate Frances Crowe’s birthday

Amy Goodman, Mike Burke make an appearance at UMass to celebrate Frances Crowe’s birthday.

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‘Blarney Blowout’ leads to 55 arrested

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Amherst Police Log, Friday, March 7- Monday, March 10, 2014

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‘Odd science’ defended in scientific journal

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Biologists explain need for funding

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Spring Concert lineup announced

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Wale, Goo Goo Dolls, and Slightly Stoopid to perform

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UMass improvisers perform their way to the top

Mission IMPROVable finds success in Boston

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‘Blarney Blowout’ major point in SGA meeting

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Split opinions over police and student actions

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Divest UMass ups tactics for raising awareness among students

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The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign remains skeptical of the University’s willingness to address its concerns, despite the UMass Foundation’s plan to establish a socially responsible investing advisory committee.

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SGA presidential, vice presidential candidates removed from ballot

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Seth Perkins and Isilda Gjata, also known as “The Hammer,” were removed from the ballot before polls opened on Sunday after an audit was completed on their residential area government.

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UPDATE: ‘Blarney Blowout’ leads to 55 arrests, police injuries

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The annual unsanctioned pre-St. Patrick’s Day party led to a number of off-campus incidents and 52 arrests by the Amherst Police alone, with an additional 28 summonses.

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Past UMass senior honored Friday night

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Vigil celebrates Meghan Beebe’s legacy

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Gender-neutral housing looks to expand

Residential Life considers offering more options

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Distinguished lecture series discusses income pooling

Guest speaker shares insight on household income and living standards

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Candidates for SGA president, vice president square off Thursday

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Six tickets for president and vice president took to the Campus Center Auditorium on Thursday night to debate issues ranging from the four-year graduation rate to the cancellation of EDM concerts.

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Cooperation, student empowerment major buzzwords in SGA Trustee debate

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The four candidates for student trustee debated issues ranging from voting power to representing every student equally in the Campus Center Auditorium Thursday.

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‘Zero-Waste Movement’ talk sheds light on environmental flaws

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Alex Freid spoke on Monday about why most trash should be treasure, and how the evolution of consumerism is endangering our earth

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Director of Sderot Media Center visits UMass

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The Director of the Sderot Media Center presented a lecture Tuesday about what is now known as the “bomb shelter” capital of the world

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UMass seniors plan to enjoy last nine weeks

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From zip-lining to pizza eating, seniors at UMass share their “graduation bucket lists.”

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Banned4Life blood drive protests FDA policy

David Dyson tells blood donator Christoph Krumm about the FDA ban on gay and bisexual men from donating. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Donors and volunteers attended Tuesday’s drive to raise awareness of what is seen by many as an outdated policy prohibiting gay men from donating blood.

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UMass Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts 40th annual Career Day

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More than 65 companies will be in attendance at the event, which will take place Wednesday in the Campus Center Auditorium.

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Sports marketing pioneer J.B. Bernstein visits UMass

JB Bernstein came to speak on campus on Tuesday, Mar. 4. (Conor Snell/Daily Collegian)

Bernstein recounted his experience as one of the creators of the Indian reality contest “The Million Dollar Arm,” which is soon to be released as a Disney film.

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Skipping class comes at a price for UMass students

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Many students may not realize just how much money they’re wasting by hitting the snooze button.

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Students to bring several goals to Advocacy Day

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Students head to the State House with a message and several goals for Advocacy Day on Wednesday.

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Motor crashes and disturbances keep police busy over the weekend

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The Amherst police log from Friday Feb. 28 to Sunday March 2 keeps police busy over the weekend.

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UMass warns students in anticipation of Blarney Blowout

Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian

The University of Massachusetts sent out a press release and email to warn them in anticipation of the upcoming Blarney Blowout.

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Kumar, Kundnani and Alim deliver talk on Islamophobia in America

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ISO hosts seminar to discuss institutionalized racism

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Researcher conducted lecture on language and emotion development

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Emotion regulation of toddlers addressed by Penn State faculty member

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Ted Bunch, activist on ending violence against women, comes to UMass

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Ted Bunch lectures gender norms and violence against women.

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Active Minds hosts eating disorder panel

UMass club hosts panel discussion about eating disorders with students and experts.

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Meghan McCain to talk about power of resilience

Megan McCain (left) sits with her grandmother Roberta McCain during the first day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, Monday, September 1, 2008. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

Daughter of Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain (R-AZ) will speak at Mt. Holyoke College on Thursday.

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Higher Education commissioner testifies before Joint Ways and Means Committee

Justin Surgent/Daily Collegian

Richard Freeland, higher education commissioner for Massachusetts, came to UMass on Monday to testify on the 2015 fiscal year budget and meet with student leaders on campus.

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UMass system to direct $148 million toward financial aid

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UMass President Robert Caret announced his plan to keep the five campuses affordable earlier this month.

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UMass team brings home gold in international chef competition

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A three-student team placed first in the first ever International Inter-University Chef Competition at McGill University in Montreal.

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UMPD sees increase in escort requests

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The rise comes after the robbery of a female student on North Pleasant Street last month.

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Unmasking Sam the Minuteman

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UMass student shares her experience as the University mascot.

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Mental illness awareness group to host panel

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The group Active Minds is hosting a panel on eating disorders tonight in the Campus Center.

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Cooley Dickinson Hospital to construct Mass General Cancer Center

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Through a partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, the Northampton hospital will be able to facilitate the same cancer treatment as Mass General.

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Busy weekend of parties, reckless drivers for APD

The Amherst police had a busy weekend filled with parties and situations involving reckless drivers.

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Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaks at UMass

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Online entrepreneur offers insight to students about entrepreneurship

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UMass grad Nguyen’s Chinese Kung Fu Wushu Academy reopens

UMass graduate Binh Nguyen’s Chinese Kung Fu Wushu Academy is the first business to reopen after a Route 9 strip mall fire on Oct. 27.

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UMass sophomore’s border collie wins dog show

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Delaney Ratner takes gold in an agility competition

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Revving up for the Relay

Alex Lindsey/Daily Collegian

An all-nighter on campus to fight cancer and honor survivors? Relay For Life is ready for students to participate in a huge fundraising event.

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‘League of Denial’ authors discuss book, documentary at UMass

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Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, brothers who wrote the book on brain injuries being covered up in the NFL, talked for two hours on Thursday night.

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‘League of Denial’ co-authors to visit UMass to discuss book, NFL concussion crisis

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ESPN investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, co-authors “League of Denial,” the powerful book about the NFL and its concussion crisis, will be making a stop at UMass on Thursday.

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UMass student veterans services expands

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Dickinson Hall is ready to assist a new group of people.

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Pros, cons of large classes

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Does size really matter? Students and faculty share their thoughts on class size at UMass.

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The tenure process at UMass

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Devoted professors at UMass must be willing to undergo a seven year process if they want tenure, but UMass professors find it important to their job

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Snowy weather leads to poor turnout at Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive

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Students, faculty and the public had the opportunity to test-drive electric vehicles on Tuesday, and the University celebrated the installation of a new charging station on campus.

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SGA funds two clubs, appoints new senators in Tuesday meeting

The UMass volleyball and paintball teams will receive allocations to cover the costs of playing in national tournaments.

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Long weekend brings multiple arrests, liquor law violations

Amherst Police Department Weekend Log, Feb. 14, 2014 to Feb. 17, 2014

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UMass sophomore Garret Shetrawski runs for state representative

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Garret Shetrawski, 19, announced his candidacy for the state rep. seat in the 2nd Worcester District on Feb. 7.

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UMass names new director of community relations

Tony Maroulis brings a wealth of community-oriented leadership experience to the position.

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The meaning of the debt ceiling

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Congress and President Obama just raised the debt ceiling again, but what does that mean for America?

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Trollies continue ‘dorm to downtown’ service

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Two trollies funded have been bringing UMass students from “dorm to downtown” to benefit Amherst businesses.

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Academic fund established in memory of Five College pioneer

Posthumous fund recognizes the contributions of late Five College pioneer Jackie Pritzen.

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UMass student begins stand up comedy RSO

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Senior Thomas Bachman has started a group on campus that will make you laugh, quite literally

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NASA scientist discusses water on mars

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A NASA scientist visited UMass to discuss the Mars Rover Curiosity mission, which involved laser beams, cameras, drills and, most importantly, water on Mars

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Living Routes program shuts down

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Living Routes, a study abroad organization based in Amherst, shut down last month as a result of an incident that involved a student being raped while abroad.

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SGA sets new goals for spring semester

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Priorities include stronger student voice, increased state funding for UMass SGA.

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UMass psychologists study the effects of casual video games

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Results show a variety of cognitive benefits based on age.

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UMass students navigate dynamic of long-distance relationships

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Freshman Hannah Burbidge and others discuss the highs and lows of dating long-distance.

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Former UMass basketball star Lari Ketner fighting for his life against cancer

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With support from family and friends by his side, former UMass basketball player Lari Ketner is trying to beat the odds as he battles against Stage 4 colon cancer.

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New information released on pedestrian accidents

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New information was released about the victims of last week’s pedestrian accidents while UMPD warned the campus to stay safe and alert.

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UMass geoscientists finds 2012 lunar models similar to model from 1960s

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University of Massachusetts geoscientist Donald Wise says it might be time to revise our ideas of the moon’s origins.

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UMass skydiving club goes gold

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Parachuting team competes at USPA Collegiate Championships with success, taking home gold.

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SGA appropriates funds to three student organizations in meeting Monday

Members of the Jewish Leaders in Business spoke at Monday night's SGA Meeting where a motion was passes that formally recognize the accomplishments of James "Jake" Hoffman who died in the Jan. 21 fire at Rolling Green Apartments (Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian).

This week’s SGA meeting was one full of debate and discussion, with funds allocated to multiple groups on campus

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Police keep up with vehicle stops and vandalism over weekend

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This week’s Amherst police log was highlighted by vehicle stops and acts of vandalism over a quiet weekend.

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State representative discusses student debt

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Representative Paul Mark visits UMass and discusses plan for student debt

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Renaissance Center holds Shakespeare pub trivia night

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On Thursday evening, five teams competed in multiple rounds of Shakespeare-related trivia at the University of Massachusetts Renaissance Center, emceed by UMass senior Daniel Kadish and local theatre director Dori Robinson.

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UMass graduate student creates 9/11 memorial

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Soroush Farzinmoghadam created an installation for his master’s thesis project in memory of the victims of 9/11 and to remind people that it still affects their daily lives

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Winter storm cancels Wednesday classes at UMass

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UMass cancelled classes Wednesday in the wake of a snowstorm that swept the New England area.

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Route 9 Diner celebrates 10 years, owners reflect on memories

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Owners Chris Karabetsos and Archie Sideris reminisce on the good, the bad and the ugly.

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UMass Renaissance Center to host Shakespeare trivia pub night

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On Thursday evening, the Reading Room of the Renaissance Center will hold a Shakespeare trivia night.

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UMass considers a virtual bookstore

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Declining sales at on-campus bookstores and the high cost of textbooks has prompted the administration to seek a digital alternative.

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Transcending time and race with a postage stamp

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UMass professor helps U.S. Postal Service honor author

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Former Chancellor John Lombardi speaks on money allocation, student responsibility

VIDEO: Former University of Massachusetts Chancellor John Lombardi came to the W.E.B. Du Bois library on Jan. 29 to speak before students and faculty on the issues facing the university. Christina Yacono and Conor Snell reporting.

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UMass professor gives climate change lecture

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Dr. Richard Palmer spoke about sustainability and collaboration as a problem-solving strategy as part of the University’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series.

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UMass students struck by car outside Rec Center

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A driver hit three female students on Monday night while the women crossed the street.

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UMass Amherst named ‘Top Military-Friendly University’

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The University of Massachusetts was named “Top Military-Friendly University” for the third year in a row.

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Ordinary weekend for Amherst Police

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The Amherst police log from Friday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 2 reported nothing out of the ordinary.

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SGA approves two motions in Monday meeting

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The Student Government Association approved the allocations of additional funds for Spring Concert in its meeting Monday night.

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UMass faculty rally for equal rights

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Faculty from Continuing and Professional Education and the Massachusetts Society of Professors rallied for equal rights to unionize last Friday.

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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.

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UMass mathematician receives two international prizes

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Professor is awarded for his contributions to mathematics

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Democratic candidates for gov. partake in forum

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Five Candidates discussed their opinions on a multitude of issues such as education, tax reform, and immigration at a public forum Wednesday night at Northampton High School

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UMass engineers develop system to aid visually impaired

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A beta version of the PERCEPT system, which uses smartphones as navigation aids, was launched in the Whitmore Administration Building last week.

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New web tool helps students calculate apartment rental costs

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Splitwise.com provides students with average rent prices based on the location and type of apartment as well as other tools for calculating housing expenses.

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UMass sees a decrease in off-campus incidents and repeat offenders

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An updated report on off-campus student discipline violations shows a decline of 41 total incidents since fall 2012.

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Amherst citizens group requests town funds to tackle town-wide housing crisis

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The Coalition for Amherst Neighborhoods aims to stabilize family neighborhoods and increase housing affordability.

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New state climatologist position at UMass proposed by Governor Deval Patrick

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The proposition comes as part of a $50 million statewide initiative aimed at climate change preparedness.

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Kendall Foundation grant supports UMass sustainable food system

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The University of Massachusetts receives $485,000 to continue efforts toward sustainability.

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Tips to manage a stressful semester

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Students and an intern share tips on how they manage stress, useful advice for University of Massachusetts students.

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Motor vehicles cause trouble over weekend

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Friday 11:43 a.m.: A motor vehicle crash on South Prospect St./Northampton Rd. resulted in no injuries. Police arrived on the scene to assist with traffic. However, assistance was not needed as both vehicles were on South Pleasant St. 5:58 p.m.: A male wearing a black jacket tried to break into a house through a window on Chestnut St. The police arrived but did not arrest casino jameshallison anyone. They advised the caller to call 911 if the man was seen again. 9:10 p.m.: A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of two adults, Lilian Borison and Alexander O’Hearn. Saturday…

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Student robbed on North Pleasant Street

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A female UMass student was robbed early Sunday morning while walking alone

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UMass Donahue Institute completes first-in-the-nation economic study of sequester

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The UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) analyzes the economic effects of sequestration cuts on Massachusetts in a first-in-the-nation study

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Endowment scholarship to honor the late James “Jake” Hoffman

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Isenberg HTM department works to create endowment scholarship honoring the memory of UMass student Jake Hoffman.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits UMass to discuss LSL, life science research funding, student loan debt

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During a recent visit to campus, Sen. Warren toured the Life Science Laboratories and participated in a roundtable discussion with student leaders about the affordability of higher education.

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UMass Autism Speaks chapter continues work despite organizational changes

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John Elder Robison may have stepped down from his Autism Speaks position due to recent news, but it hasn’t stopped the UMass branch from its advocacy.

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UMass immunologists receive $4.8 million research grant

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Barbara Osborne and Lisa Minter of the UMass Veterinary and Animal Sciences department are part of a multi-institutional research team that will be investigating diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

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Sociology student Meghan Beebe remembered as creative, caring

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Meghan Beebe died last month in a hit-and-run accident, but her friends and family remember her as a young woman with purpose.

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UMass intramural flag football team takes on national championship

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After an undefeated season, the unique team of PickSix travelled to Florida to show off on a national stage

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UMass sociology professor receives international award

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University of Massachusetts sociology professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey was one of eight international recipients of the Anneliese Maier Research Award this year.

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UMass construction to continue through 2017

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A new Integrated Design Building, and the demolition of Bartlett and Hills are among the projects planned for the next few years. Click to view the full infographic of current and near future UMass construction and a UVC-TV 19 update on Champions Center construction.

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UMass, Amherst police to continue patrolling some of the same areas

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Despite past constraints on their agreement, UMPD and APD have decided to continue their arrangement of patrolling similar areas of Amherst.

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Amherst Styrofoam ban goes into effect

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Restaurants must now use more environmentally friendly containers for food and beverages, despite added cost.

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UMass seeks second straight $40 million dollar budget increase

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The additional funding would continue to freeze tuition and fees for students, furthering UMass President Robert Caret’s 50-50 plan

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Food for Thought Books welcomes another year of business

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The local bookstore achieves their fundraising goal, allowing them to avoid closing at the end of 2013 after downsizing earlier this month.

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