AMHERST– By a unanimous vote from the University of Massachusetts Foundation’s Board of Directors, UMass will become the first major public university to divest its direct investments in fossil fuel companies, according to the school’s press release. In mid April, hundreds of University of Massachusetts students held a sit-in inside the Whitmore Administration Building, demanding the university cut its investments in fossil fuels. The protest lasted eight nonconsecutive days and over 30 students were arrested for trespassing on the property. Today, their efforts have been rewarded. “This action is consistent with the principles that have guided our university since its Land Grant inception…
The University of Massachusetts divested its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels today, according to a press release sent by the UMass Foundation, becoming the first major public university to do so. The decision was made after a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors of the UMass Foundation, an organization which oversees and arranges the endowment of UMass. In April eight days of demonstrations from the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign resulted in the arrest of 34 participants for refusing to leave the Whitmore Administration Building. The Whitmore sit-in led to a commitment from UMass system President Marty…
After University of Massachusetts student Jonathan Shaw’s death, students who met him through the Coalition to End Rape Culture recalled Shaw as an extremely empathetic and considerate friend. Shaw, a 24 year old senior from Newton majoring in Mathematics who was the conflict mediator and vice president of CERC, was found dead in his Lewis Hall dormitory room on April 27 after police responded to a well-being check. “I know so many people who said ‘Jon is always there for me’” said Josie Pinto, a rising junior who studies public health and women, gender and sexuality studies. “Everything he did…
Bethlehem Police say charges for drug and underage alcohol possession are currently pending.
Thousands of people came out this Saturday to the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton to see live musical performances and to support the cause of legalizing cannabis at the 25th annual Extravaganja.
Two of three suspects were taken into UMPD custody as the two arrested suspects were found in possession of knives
Members of Alpha Tau Gamma say they wanted to use the event to improve their image in the neighborhood
UMass Faculty Senate votes against sponsoring a motion supporting the discontinuation of the University’s football program
The motion would have urged Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, UMass system President Marty Meehan and the University’s Board of Trustees to discontinue Division I football and was defeated by a vote of 26-14.
Aaron Beltzer, from Wayne, New Jersey, died off campus on Wednesday
Jonathan Shaw passed away in his room in Lewis Hall on Wednesday morning.
UMass announced the launch of a new School of Earth and Sustainability, a partnership within the College of Natural Sciences between the Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Geosciences and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
UMCRC is hosting its 25th annual Extravaganja in new location at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.
In honor of her late godfather Mariusz Skubisz, University of Massachusetts student Cassidy Kotyla has coordinated an ice cream social to raise money for cancer research, and to support Skubisz’s daughter Emily.
A group of speakers hosted by the UMass Republican Club draws both supporters and protesters Monday night at Bowker Auditorium.
One person crashes into a parked vehicle, while another man was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Northampton Road.
The sun-powered relaxation device was on display behind the Integrated Learning Center.
Students celebrate the beginning of Passover over the weekend.
Chair of the University of Massachusetts Afro-American Studies Department is remembered through stories and music Thursday evening.
College Republicans will host a panel discussion featuring Christina Hoff Somers, Milo Yiannopoulos and Steven Crowder at 7 p.m. on April 25 in Bowker Auditorium.
Jewish students who may not have time to attend a regular-length Seder and non-Jews interested in learning about Passover may attend 90-minute Seder dinners at Chabad House in Amherst.