Joseph Kennedy III and Jim McGovern host ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’ talk Monday

Congressmen Kennedy and McGovern spoke at the Commonwealth Honors College event Hall to urge students to get the vote out.

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Douglas Bolender hosts talk about Vikings settlements in North America

UMass Boston research assistant professor explores Viking settlements in North America Monday afternoon in Herter Hall.

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Nobel Prize recipient Amartya Sen gives talk about closing the economic gap

Amartya Sen visits UMass for annual Gamble lecture.

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Greek 101 event hosted by Greek Health Advisors

Presenters discuss ending sexual violence on campus, among other topics at event held last Thursday.

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Students and faculty attend talk with trans author-activist Ryka Aoki

Aoki spoke about writing as a queer, transgender woman of color.

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UMass political RSOs provide the tools necessary to vote in this year’s election

UMass Democrats and UMass Republicans prepare for heated election cycle at the national and state level.

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Students thrilled to vote yes on ballot Question 3 and 4

Question 3 and 4 receive wide support at UMass.

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Community forum debates Question 2

Supporters and opponents weighed the pros and cons of charter school enrollment.

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Mingle talks about the unsuspecting side of air pollution

“Smoking section” hasn’t gone away completely, says writer Jonathan Mingle.

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SLIDESHOW: Labor Center Rally

The Graduate Employee Organization held a rally for the labor center outside the student union on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jessica Picard, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, and Erica Lowenkron.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor gives lecture on racism within comedic mediums

Lory Janelle Dance says comedy can be used to lead into more meaningful conversations regarding racism.

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Sixty gather to rally in support of Labor Center

Speakers criticized cuts to the program and called for action to protect the rights of working class people.

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UPDATE: One dead and one wounded after overnight shooting at Southpoint Apartments

Amherst Police Department investigating the shooting death.

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Prison artwork displayed in Augusta Savage Gallery

Artist Phyllis Kornfeld and Hampshire College professor Chris Tinson discuss prison artwork and the state of incarceration in the United States.

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Small fire in Arnold House results in closure of third and fourth floors

The fire caused by a mini fridge was put out before start of office hours.

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Former Labor Center director describes gradual cuts over the past decade to esteemed program

UMass Dean describes email sent by Labor Center as full of ‘misrepresentations and errors.’

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UMass professors offer perspectives on the drought

This year’s drought is serious, but the town of Amherst’s water supplies will not likely run out, according to an associate professor of geosciences.

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Cannabis Reform Coalition hosts author Rick Steves

Author Rick Steves spoke in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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Student-led group campaigns for updated public health facilities

The campaign raises concerns about the condition of campus buildings such as Totman and Arnold House.

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Harvard professor hosts talk about exercise as medicine

Daniel Lieberman, a paleoanthropologist, spoke last Thursday about how our bodies evolved over time due to exercise.

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