UMass Meditation Labyrinth aims to help students eliminate stress during finals

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

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Divest UMass thank participants, celebrates Meehan’s statement

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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Students hold sit-in to protest UMass investment in fossil fuel companies

Divest UMass members received word Monday afternoon they will have an hour-long phone conversation with Board of Trustees Chairman Victor Woolridge and UMass President Marty Meehan Tuesday afternoon.

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UMass astronomers discover ‘outrageously’ luminous galaxies

Kevin Harrington led a study using a Large Millimeter Telescope to discover galaxies so bright that they are described as “hyper-luminous” and “extremely luminous.”

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Animal rights activist Rachel Atcheson speaks on campus

Rachel Atcheson, director of campus outreach with the Humane League, a national farm animal protection organization, spoke to roughly 20 students Tuesday evening.

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UMass student farm ranks fifth in country

College Values Online recently ranked the UMass student farm as fifth among best sustainable college-run farms.

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UMass kicks off Sustainability Month with Game Day Cleanup Challenge

Volunteers helped clean up litter from Saturday’s UMass football tailgate near McGuirk Stadium.

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UMass receives $1 million grant for research into energy efficiency

HVAC and solar power usage in Holyoke will be tracked by new technologies.

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Residential security technology and infrastructure main focus of University’s reforms

The 2012 gang rape incident currently moving through the courts pushed UMass to implement more physical security renovations than policy changes.

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UMass organizes ‘active threat exercise’ on campus

The Office of Emergency Management held an active shooter training in Franklin Dining Commons as part of emergency response training Thursday.

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New Design Building to break ground next month

The $52 million Design Building will eliminate some Lot 62 parking spots

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Amherst Fire Department trains UMass students in auxiliary force

UMass students volunteer with Engine Company 3 to support campus operations.

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UpCycling initiative aims to make use of UMass students’ trash

The initiative is promoting alternative recycling of food wrappers, which is becoming more prominent in University cafés.

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

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

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

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‘Conscious Consumer’ talk promotes business sustainability

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

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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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Sunday street cleanup promotes relationship between fraternities and Amherst

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

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UMass hosts Ebola panel to address concerns of the public

Experts presented research and findings to community and answered questions from audience.

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UMass Permaculture Initiative to add three new programs

Focus will go beyond sustainable planting and harvesting to examine energy and repopulation.

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