September 30, 2014

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UMass rugby captain Devin Ibanez: ‘I’m just a rugby maniac’ -

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Akron upsets ACC foe, Toledo outruns Central Michigan -

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Electro-pop duo Cherub takes its sweet sound to Pearl Street -

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Alt-J diversifies and grows in ‘This Is All Yours.’ -

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FSU holds off the Wolfpack while Hill leads the Aggies to an overtime victory -

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UMass men’s soccer shut out by UNH, 1-0, on Sunday -

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The best ways to decorate your dorm room -

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

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SGA to launch new binge drinking awareness campaign

(Conor Snell/Daily Collegian)

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

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SGA discusses University’s confidential informant policy

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

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

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

( Juliette Sandleitner/Daily Collegian)

The University has moved up 20 places since 2010.

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No arrests made at UMass Homecoming tailgate and game

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

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

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

(Stephen Treat/Daily Collegian)

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

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

Removal of unused medication aids in action against drug abuse.

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Students celebrate return of UMass football with tailgate festivities

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

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

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UMass unions submit a petition to Board of Trustees for concessions

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

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Front to Back: Week of Sept. 22, 2014

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Policies for upcoming Homecoming game outlined by UMass Athletics

(Photo byCade Belisle)

New rules and guidelines prepared for the return to McGuirk.

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UMass Springfield Center promotes higher education outside of Amherst

Grand opening of new UMass campus was held on Wednesday.

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UMass five-campus system reaches record enrollment numbers

(Photo by Tosca Drum)

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

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UMass accepts $1.4 million donation from Monsanto

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

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

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UHS branches off with a center for women

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

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

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

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Pita Pockets: Cooking from the heart

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

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

(Stephen Treat/Daily Collegian)

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

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First SGA meeting begins with a new Senate

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

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

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People’s climate march: Student voices

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

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Jenny Dell speaks to UMass students as part of Homecoming week

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

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

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More than 500 students gather at Townehouse Apartments over weekend

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

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UMass system sees record-breaking endowment

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

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Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

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

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

(Brett Reardon/Daily Collegian)

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

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Visiting Writers Series welcomes Mitchell S. Jackson

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

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SGA working toward diversifying UMass campus

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

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Local poetry festival honors works of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson

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

The Amherst Poetry Festival calls for local poets to get involved

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Ed Davis report leaves nobody blameless

Araz Havan/Collegian

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

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

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

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

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Work already underway for SGA speaker Sïonan Barrett

(Cade Belisle)

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

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UMass faculty member Bonnie Strickland recognized for work in psychology

(Association for Psychological Science)

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

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

(Courtesy of Elizabeth Chilton)

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

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UMass receives $37.5 million for environmental and sustainability initiatives

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

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UMass hosts lecture series focused on inequality

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

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

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UMass grad student spends summer building sustainable homes

Courtesy of Emilie Jordao)

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

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Campus Perspective: New Blue Wall

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

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Suspicious ice cream truck raises alarm at Village Park Offices

(Shaina Mishkin/Collegian File Photo)

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

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UMass students make an impact

(William Keve/Daily Collegian)

UMass held its third annual Mass Impact day on Saturday.

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Apple unveils new smartwatch and larger iPhone 6

(Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/MCT)

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

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New Journalism Chair Kathy Roberts Forde finds home at UMass

(Courtesy of Brian McDermott)

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

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UMass to create new renewable energy chair position

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

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

(Michelle Mandeau)

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

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Photo Slideshow: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Rally

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

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Career Services office refines efforts

(Kristin LaFratta/Daily Collegian)

Valuable campus resource is left underrated and underused

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Students respond to Ferguson shooting

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

Police brutality causes organization of student rally at UMass

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Primary election ends with Coakley, Baker victorious

Cade Belisle/ Daily Collegian)

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

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

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

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Body found near intersection of Amity Street and University Drive

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

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Massachusetts college students feel effect of national student debt issue

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

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Goodell Hall, South College next to undergo renovations

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Goodell Hall and South College will undergo projects and renovations.

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Weekend filled with alcohol-related violations

(By Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian)

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

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

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

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UMass to promote suicide prevention awareness

(Julia McLaughlin/Daily Collegian)

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

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UMass unions rally against benefit concession

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

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UMass Women into Leadership looks to fight the gender gap

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

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UMass alumna to film migrant workers’ stories

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

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UMass hosts Iraqi students over summer

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

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

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Faculty, administration await hearing decision from Massachusetts Department of Labor

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

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Seeking an opportunity

UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

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

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

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

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

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Mark Whipple embracing second UMass football stint as teacher, motivator

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

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

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New SGA leaders spend summer preparing for fall semester

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

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Mullins Center renovations aimed at improving fan experience

(Collegian File Photo)

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

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Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice a favorite among students

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

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

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UMass tuition and fees frozen for second consecutive year

(Chelsey Powell/Collegian File Photo)

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

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

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

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UMass holds world’s largest clambake

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

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

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Integrative Learning Center opens for fall semester

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

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

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A fresh start for Blue Wall

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

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

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

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

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Arrest made after lewd acts on campus

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

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Suspect in custody after break-ins on Lincoln Avenue

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

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UMass crime alerts reveal reports of lewd acts

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Indecent exposure incidents interrupt otherwise peaceful UMass campus.

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UMass mourns death of alumnus and journalist James Foley

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

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UMass student struck and killed by vehicle Thursday night

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

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UMass receives anonymous $10.3 million gift

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

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Southwest evacuated after gas leak

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

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Two arrested in relation to series of vandalism

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

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

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

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

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

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Two thefts reported at library

Justin Surgent/Daily Collegian

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

Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian

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

(Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian)

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

(Collegian File Photo)

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

(Stephen Treat/Daily Collegian)

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’

Justin Surgent/Daily Collegian

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

Boston Marathon 2014 (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

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

Matt Modica/Collegian

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

(Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT)

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

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian

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

Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian

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

Justin Surgent/Daily Collegian

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

Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian

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

Julia Cardillo/Daily Collegian

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

Juliette Sandleitner/Daily Collegian

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

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

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

Derrick Gordon (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

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

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

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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

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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

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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

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

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

Evan Sahagian/Collegian File Photo

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

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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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