UMass geoscience graduate student dies

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Aaron Beltzer, from Wayne, New Jersey, died off campus on Wednesday

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UMass student found dead in dormitory room

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Jonathan Shaw passed away in his room in Lewis Hall on Wednesday morning.

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UMass announces new School of Earth and Sustainability

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UMass announced the launch of a new School of Earth and Sustainability, a partnership within the College of Natural Sciences between the Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Geosciences and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

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UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition to host Extravaganja Saturday

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UMCRC is hosting its 25th annual Extravaganja in new location at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.

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Ice cream social to benefit colon cancer research, Emily Skubisz

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In honor of her late godfather Mariusz Skubisz, University of Massachusetts student Cassidy Kotyla has coordinated an ice cream social to raise money for cancer research, and to support Skubisz’s daughter Emily.

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Panelists criticize political correctness at UMass GOP event

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A group of speakers hosted by the UMass Republican Club draws both supporters and protesters Monday night at Bowker Auditorium.

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Amherst Police Log: April 22 to 24

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One person crashes into a parked vehicle, while another man was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Northampton Road.

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UMass Meditation Labyrinth aims to help students eliminate stress during finals

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The sun-powered relaxation device was on display behind the Integrated Learning Center.

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Chabad House hosts Seders for all members of the UMass community

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Students celebrate the beginning of Passover over the weekend.

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Faculty and musicians celebrate John H. Bracey Jr.’s retirement

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Chair of the University of Massachusetts Afro-American Studies Department is remembered through stories and music Thursday evening.

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UMass GOP to host discussion on political correctness

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College Republicans will host a panel discussion featuring Christina Hoff Somers, Milo Yiannopoulos and Steven Crowder at 7 p.m. on April 25 in Bowker Auditorium.

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Chabad House to host Seder dinners Friday, Saturday to celebrate Passover

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Jewish students who may not have time to attend a regular-length Seder and non-Jews interested in learning about Passover may attend 90-minute Seder dinners at Chabad House in Amherst.

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VIDEO: Divest UMass protestor speaks on arrest and solidarity

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Divest protester and UMass sophomore Maddy McLaughlin details the arrest process during the sit-ins.

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Divest UMass thank participants, celebrates Meehan’s statement

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Student-run campaign says that UMass President Marty Meehan guaranteed a vote on divestment in a June Board of Trustees meeting.

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Panda East’s liquor license suspended for 55 days

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The Amherst Select Board suspended the restaurant’s liquor license following two separate reports of minors being served alcohol, its second and third violations, respectively.

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Vinnie Ferraro speaks on witnessing a political apocalypse

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Mount Holyoke College professor Vinnie Ferraro spoke to roughly 25 students about the disintegration of the Liberal World Order during a lecture in the ILC Wednesday evening.

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SLSO holds tenants’ rights presentation Wednesday night

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The Student Legal Services Office held a presentation on students’ legal rights during off-campus tenancy in the Campus Center.

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Wayne Chang announced as UMass commencement speaker

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The University of Massachusetts will award two honorary doctorates to Twitter’s director of product strategy Wayne Chang and former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Sheila Bair.

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Jill Stein calls for total divestment from fossil fuels at Divest UMass rally Wednesday

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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said she was honored to be present at the rally held by Divest UMass, who is demanding the divestment of UMass investments from the top 200 publically traded fossil fuel companies.

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Speakers outline causes of Puerto Rico’s economic crisis

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Emilio Pantojas Garcia and Hugo Delgado Marti cited corruption and colonial dependence as key causes of the economic crisis.

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