February 1, 2015

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UMass hangs on to top Saint Louis for the first time since 1995 -

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UMass hockey falls to No. 2 Boston University in high-scoring affair -

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UMass Dining places Super Bowl food bet with University of Washington -

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Super Bowl XLIX Preview: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks -

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John McCutcheon reflects on his time at UMass, admits it’s time for change -

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UMass downs Dayton in bounce-back win -

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UMass athletic director John McCutcheon to take job at UCSB -

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

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UMass basketball returns home to Mullins Center with matchup against Dayton -

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Microsoft introduces Windows 10, Codename Spartan and the HoloLens -

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Cheap gas, a speed bump for the planet -

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Friday night a chance at redemption for UMass hockey -

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Beautiful focuses on body image and loving oneself -

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Minutewomen set to redeem themselves against the Bonnies -

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UMass basketball seeks more consistency out of its veterans -

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UMass hockey hopes to ride momentum into Friday’s matchup against Boston University -

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Tips for maintain and transitioning to a healthier lifestyle -

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MASSPIRG urges McDonalds to stop purchasing meat raised with antibiotics -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How to avoid, treat and prevent Computer Vision Syndrome as a college student -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Obama and Modi strengthen ties between U.S. and India -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UMass Dining places Super Bowl food bet with University of Washington

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

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John McCutcheon reflects on his time at UMass, admits it’s time for change

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McCutcheon spent 11 years as the athletic director at the University of Massachusetts, but will take a job at the University of California Santa-Barbara in the same role.

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UMass athletic director John McCutcheon to take job at UCSB

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McCutcheon, who was hired in 2004, will leave to return to California and take a job with the University of California-Santa Barbara.

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

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

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Beautiful focuses on body image and loving oneself

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The club looks to grow stronger as an organization while empowering students.

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MASSPIRG urges McDonalds to stop purchasing meat raised with antibiotics

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The new campaign against the use of antibiotics in meat believes this would have a national impact on our health.

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UMass receives research honor from the Carnegie Foundation

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The honor, which is given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, recognizes an abundance of UMass student and faculty-run initiatives.

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UMass Dining nominated for Seafood Champion Award

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Continued emphasis on sustainability and innovation put UMass in running for international award.

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UMass’ College of Education to train Pakistani higher education administrators

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Participants hope to bring community college development plans back to Pakistan.

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Police Log: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 to Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

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Police responded to multiple calls involving minors over the weekend.

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UMass closes ahead of inclement weather

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Students advised to be cautious in predicted ‘near-blizzard’ conditions.

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Paranormal Research Society seeks to uncover the truth about the supernatural

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A new RSO plans to investigate supernatural activity on campus and in the Pioneer Valley.

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UMass online graduate programs climb U.S. News & World Report rankings

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The online Isenberg, nursing and science education graduate programs all ranked among the top in the country.

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Front to Back: Week of Jan. 19, 2015

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

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Former Tibetan political prisoner overcomes odds in Tibet and the US

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Tsultrim Dolma reflects on experiences she endured since the 1960s due to political unrest in Tibet.

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UMass library falcon dies at age 14

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The peregrine falcon that nested on the top of the Du Bois library since 2003 died on Wednesday.

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Professor of practice: Ambassador Baibourtian teaches with a global touch

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The political science professor brings diplomatic experience into his lectures, and his students into the real world of international relations.

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Town Gown Steering Committee makes recommendations to UMass chancellor, town manager

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The committee has been working since fall 2013 to address shared areas of interest between the University and the town, including housing and economic development.

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Limited services available for Continuing Education students

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Non-traditional students are denied some University resources, including representation through the Student Legal Services Office.

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Send cash to friends over Snapchat with Snapcash

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A partnership with Square allows social sharing of more than just pictures for certain Snapchat users.

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Gov. Charlie Baker’s inauguration met with mixed feelings

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UMass students had uncertain feelings regarding Charlie Baker’s inaugural speech on the budget deficit, education, opiate addictions and the future of Massachusetts.

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International Programs Office gives students a chance to travel abroad

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UMass offers approximately 400 programs around the world, and each semester, 1,200 students leave campus for a number of those destinations.

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Search begins for new UMass president

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The University’s Board of Trustees is in the process of developing a search committee in light of President Robert Caret’s plan to resign in July.

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Deval Patrick allocates funding for creation of new UMass center in Chicopee

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The former governor allocated up to $5 million to support the creation of an Aeronautics Research, Development and Training Center at the Westover Airport in Chicopee.

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UMass ends student confidential informant program

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

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

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

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UMass hockey player Emerson Auvenshine arrested for alleged break-in

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Emerson Auvenshine, 24, was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.

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Recovery fund established for former UMass student Chloe Rombach

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

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

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

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UMass Faculty Senate hears ad hoc committee’s report on FBS football, shoots down contentious motion

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UMass Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy spoke adamantly about the direction of the campus and football program and urged Faculty Senate members to refrain from passing a motion to further investigate campus-wide support for FBS football.

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Divest UMass urges Board of Trustees to split with fossil fuel industry

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Representatives from the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign were granted three minutes to speak at Wednesday’s meeting, but were disappointed with lack of access for students.

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Front to Back: Week of Dec. 1, 2014

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

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‘Odd Squad’ aims to make math fun for kids

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UMass alumnus creates new educational show for PBS.

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Student businesses petition for right to accept Dining Dollars

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UMass Dining is in discussion with student representatives about possible payment changes.

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UMass researchers develop novel malaria plant-based therapy

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The drug may be more efficient and cheaper to produce than others.

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Despite efforts to move forward, tensions run high in SGA

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Last spring’s elections and the controversy surrounding them still plague the governing body, leading to multiple resignations.

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Grant of $4.1 million to allow research into different options.

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UMass looks for alternatives to small water system treatments with $4.1 million grant

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‘Hands Up, Walk Out’: UMass community responds to Ferguson decision

(Alex Lindsay/Daily Collegian)

Students, faculty and community members gathered outside of the Student Union as part of a national protest Monday afternoon.

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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies has ‘something that interests everyone’

(Andy Castillo/Daily Collegian)

One of 12 in the world, UMass’ Renaissance Center boasts extensive rare book collection.

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SGA discusses goals and accomplishments, appoints members during final meeting of semester

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Three students were appointed as elections commissioners, while one student was appointed elections chancellor.

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Local man issued warning for grilling his tinfoil-wrapped clothes in apparent ritual

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Police Log: Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.

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SLIDESHOW: Hands Up, Walk Out Rally

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On Monday student and community members gathered to rally in response to the recent event in Ferguson, Missouri.

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MinuteMarshals program aims to make UMass gatherings safer

(Conor Snell/Daily Collegian)

The student-led community policing project is scheduled to start spring semester and is a student-led initiative by Student Government Association senator Stefan Herlitz and Speaker of the Senate Sïonan Barrett.

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SGA responds to Ed Davis report on ‘Blarney Blowout’

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

The organization is seeking out ways to prevent similar events from happening in the future.

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UMass formally cuts ties with alumnus Bill Cosby

Comedian Bill Cosby entertains a crowd during a NAACP show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia,  on Tuesday, July 13, 2004. (MCT)

The University has asked Cosby to step down as a co-chairman of its $300 million fundraising campaign amid allegations the entertainer sexually assaulted more than a dozen women.

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Students and staff discuss racial and social inequality following Ferguson decision

Community members sat in groups and discussed their thoughts Tuesday on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. (Cade Belisle/Collegian)

Members of UMass community came together in small gathering in the Cape Cod Lounge Tuesday morning.

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No indictment for Ferguson cop

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, clutching her head, reacts as she listens to the announcement Monday. Her son, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead Aug. 9 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer.  (MCT)

Grand jury dismisses charges against Officer Wilson.

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Chancellor addresses campus regarding grand jury decision in death of Michael Brown

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy addresses the Diversity Town Hall Meeting Oct. 16, 2014. (Shannon Broderick/Collegian)

Subbaswamy encouraged peaceful ways to express views after verdict; gathering to take place in Cape Cod Lounge Tuesday.

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SGA passes 10 motions at meeting Monday night

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Positions filled, upcoming election rules changed.

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Students and UMPD work together during the annual ‘Walk for Light’

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Volunteers identify safety concerns around campus.

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‘Conscious Consumer’ talk promotes business sustainability

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Students warned about false advertising and lack of transparency during Monday lecture.

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Police Log: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 to Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Friday, Nov. 21 10:45 p.m.: A concerned neighbor at 310 West St. suspected that a group of 100 people passing through the neighborhood en route to a party knocked over multiple trashcans and tipped over a neighbor’s mailbox. Police restored the cans to their respective residences and repositioned the mailbox. No arrests were made. 11:50 p.m.: Police arrested Alexander Elkins, 20, of Worcester, and Connor Bertram, 20, of Amherst, for unlawful noise and residing in a nuisance house at 297 West St. The two males did not cooperate with police when they were ordered to clear out their party of…

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CMASS holds ‘Half Empty or Half Full?: What is Sustainability?’ meeting

(Laura Jarvis/Daily Collegian)

The event aims to educated students on healthy, sustainable eating habits.

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UMass international students prepare for Thanksgiving in America

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The University offers a Thanksgiving feast for those who are unable to go home during the holiday.

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Front to Back: Week of Nov. 17, 2014

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

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Food scientist proposes way to improve health via breast milk

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University of Massachusetts food scientist David Sela’s research finds properties of breast milk could be used to improve human health.

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SGA senator plans survey on bigotry

Student Government association senator Alejandro Arellano plans to investigate the “breadth and depth” of bigotry on campus in order to bring about change

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Public Engagement Project uses UMass research to promote social change

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UMass launches new fellowship program to provide faculty with resources to use their research to create social change.

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Grant of $206,500 awarded to study Native American traditions

Professor Sonya Atalay’s research on Native American traditions is expected to extend over the next year and a half.

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Stephanie Luce discusses the increase of low-wage work worldwide

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The scholar delivered a lecture Monday night on the impact of the globalized economy on minimum wage workers.

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Several reports of suspicious vehicles over the weekend

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Police Log: Friday, Nov. 14 to Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

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UMass Transit Services hosts annual food drive

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Donations to benefit families served by the Amherst Survival Center’s food pantry.

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What the FAC? campaign pushes for better, safer learning spaces

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Performing arts majors are advocating for the renovation of the Fine Arts Center and Totman Gymnasium.

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Front to Back: Week of Nov. 10, 2014

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Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli and news editor Aviva Luttrell discuss the week in news and sports during their weekly podcast.

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‘Stand Against Racism’ exhibit raises awareness on campus

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

The art exhibit has a collection of pieces that represent all forms of oppression and racism.

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International Programs Office to host International Education Week

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Week of events will seek to spark student interest in study abroad programs at UMass.

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Teach-in provides forum for student activists

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Students share and collaborate on campus-wide issues.

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Cannabis Reform Coalition hosts ‘Yes We Cannabis’ teach-in and fundraiser

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

The event featured live entertainment and speakers who rallied together in support of the legalization of marijuana.

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Reese Erlich discussed the rise of ISIS

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Journalist and author evaluates consequences of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria.

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Real Food Town Hall hosted by UMass Real Food Challenge on Thursday

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The event brought students and faculty together to talk about creating a more sustainable food system at UMass.

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in crosswalk Thursday evening

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The University of Massachusetts Police Department was on the scene of a pedestrian accident near the Southwest Residential Area, at the intersection of Fearing Street and University Drive, Thursday evening.

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Over 800 pounds of recyclables collected during EPA Game Day Challenge

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Volunteers worked together to clean up after last night’s tailgate.

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New research shows long-term effects of binge drinking on brain

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The UMass grad student’s studies focus on the adolescent brain.

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Flashnotes.com a new form of income for college students

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The website gives students opportunity to earn money for taking class notes.

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Amherst Police Department receives $300,000 grant to assist survivors of domestic violence

(Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian)

The money will go toward improving support for survivors, as well as training for police officers who handle cases of domestic and sexual violence.

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Chancellor announces series of steps to diversify campus

UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy (Collegian File Photo)

In a recent campus-wide email, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced a series of actions, which will be taken immediately to affect the next admissions cycle, to build a more diverse campus community.

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My abortion story: Privilege gave me access to medical care

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Emma Ayres says women need more safe spaces to discuss abortion stories, and that her story would include a child without her privilege.

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Art Walk aims to revitalize Amherst’s art culture

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Eleven different venues displayed the work of local artists during last Thursday’s event

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The world of the other

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Stefan Herlitz says we must be careful not to use sociological categories to “other” people, or separate society into an “us” and a “them.”

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Traveling back in time: a 3-D tour of 17th century gardens of the Palace of Versailles

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Associate Professor of Art Copper Giloth recreated the Labyrinth of Fables in an interactive virtual experience.

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Police receive several reports of suspicious door-to-door solicitors over weekend

Police Log: Friday, Nov. 7 to Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

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EPA Game Day Challenge aims to clean up McGuirk Stadium

UMass will attempt to divert 90 percent of the waste from landfills at the next football game Wednesday night.

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Students find a home in the ROTC program

(Katelyn Dube/Daily Collegian)

Despite the added responsibilities, many students say being a part of ROTC at UMass is worthwhile.

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Route 9 Diner’s response to sexual harassment allegations met with skepticism by former employees

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Despite the diner’s announcement that it will conduct an internal review and hold periodical sexual harassment awareness training, former employees Marie Billiel and Jaime Young aren’t sold on the promise of significant changes.

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UMass police investigating reports of Peeping Tom in John Adams Hall

John Adams tower in Southwest Residential Area. (Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

Police have received four reports of a white, college-aged male looking at female residents while they have been showering, according to a crime alert Saturday night.

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Wilbert Rideau speaks on operating a press behind bars at UMass panel

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

While serving time, the former inmate served as editor of a prison newspaper.

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Panel discusses media’s role in perpetuating harmful stereotypes

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian) Students at theStanding Together Against Racism: A Day of Solidarity Read-In.

“Women of Color and Media (Mis)Representation,” panel highlights inaccurate portrayals of women of color.

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Baker redeemed

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Reported results show that Charlie Baker has defeated Martha Coakley in the race to become the next governor of Massachusetts.

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The Bay State goes blue once again in midterm elections

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The 2014 midterm elections end in sweeping victory for Democrats in Massachusetts.

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Two ‘yes’ and two ‘no’ decisions on four ballot questions

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Tuesday’s midterm elections lead to two “yes” votes and two “no” votes on the four ballot questions.

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Jeanne Shaheen wins NH race by a close margin

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Opponent Scott Brown loses second Senate race in second state to second woman in two years

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Amherst Survival Center makes a community for immigrants

For those in a different culture, the center provides services and programs.

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The Collegian covers the 2014 midterm elections

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News and opinion coverage of the 2014 midterm elections. Tweet using the hashtag #ElectionsMDC

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Two SGA officers resign during weekly meeting

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

All three motions on the floor were also passed Monday night.

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Massachusetts Board of Higher Education orders review of sexual assault policies

Students' rights in regard to campus sexual assault on October 25, 2013(Shaina Mishkin/Collegian File Photo)

Public colleges and universities are planning to create best practice guidelines.

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‘Community Conversations’: Opening the line of communication between UMass and Amherst residents

(Rachel Maynard/Collegian File Photo)

Tony Maroulis, UMass’ director of Community Relations, seeks to create a dialogue between the University and the town of Amherst.

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Suspicious male raises alarm for local trick-or-treaters

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Police Log: Friday, Oct. 31 to Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

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Peer mentors await decision from Department of Labor Relations

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Students accuse the University of union busting as it proposes changes from job to “position.”

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Charlie Baker to go head-to-head with Coakley as Election Day nears

(Cade Belisle/Collegian Photo File)

Republican Charlie Baker will go head-to-head against Democrat Martha Coakley on Election Day.

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Democratic candidate Martha Coakley seeking Massachusetts’ governor’s seat

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Democratic candidate looks to break her recent slide in the upcoming election, but recent poll results lean toward Charlie Baker for governor.

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Sunday street cleanup promotes relationship between fraternities and Amherst

(Kerry O'Connor/Daily Collegian)

New initiative by the Interfraternity Council aims to clean up streets of Amherst and eliminate stereotypes about fraternities.

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Front to Back: Week of Oct. 27, 2014

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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

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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

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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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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

(ESPN)

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

(Collegian File Photo)

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

(Board of Entrepreneurship)

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

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In Kerman’s words…

(Robert Rigo)

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

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UMass chancellor suspends use of student confidential informants

(Collegian file photo)

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

(Collegian file photo)

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

(Jeffreyw/Flickr)

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

(Collegian File Photo)

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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