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Hampshire College mourns death of beloved professor

“Professor Seydel was a very kind gentle person and dedicated professor known for his probing intellect and dedication to his students,” said Elaine Thomas, director of communications at Hampshire.

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Breaking news: $182 million ‘honors complex’ announced

The University of Massachusetts is set to begin construction on a $182 million “honors complex” for Commonwealth Honors College students, to be finished in 2013.

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UMass Board of Trustees approves $546 million in construction

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the borrowing of $546 million to fund new building projects spanning across four of the five college campuses.

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Md. Congresswoman Donna Edwards Draws Crowd at Smith Lecture

Congresswoman Donna Edwards, of Maryland’s Fourth District, lectured Sunday to a crowded hall of students and local residents at Smith College. The congresswoman spoke on a wide range of issues, including money in politics and military spending.

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Provost to convene new “working group” to examine merging HFA, SBS

Provost James V. Staros will chair a new Provostial Working Group charged with examining a potential merger between the colleges of Humanities and Fine Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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UMass launches new grad program in fish engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service out of Hadley to create a new, one-of-a-kind graduate program in ecohydrology and fish passage engineering this fall.

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Economic analyst Janszen discusses online start-ups

Eric Janszen, an economic analyst and CEO of iTulip, a financial advisory firm, spoke at the University of Massachusetts last Wednesday evening, delivering a presentation titled “How to Build a Company in 40 Minutes.”

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Crime Log April 12 – 19

The University of Massachusetts Police Department announced these arrests for the week of April 12 to April 19.

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Showcase debate features heated opinion from students

UMass students Will Syldor and Brad DeFlumeri squared off in an ideological stand-off last evening in the Cape Cod Lounge in a showcase debate.

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Open wide, here comes the Taste of UMass

The 16th-Annual Taste of UMass will be held today from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mullins Center. PVTA buses to the Mullins Center from across campus will be available starting at 4:00 p.m., with extra buses running to accommodate the event.

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Amherst officials discuss party-prevention strategies

Amherst law enforcement officials are hopeful that a shorter spring schedule this academic year will lead to a reduction in instances of drinking and partying-related incidents.

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Valley responds to Haiti devastation

In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, students at the University of Massachusetts have created an alliance called “UMass Haiti Relief” to raise and provide much needed support.

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Smith College harnesses solar energy

The roof of Smith College’s campus center will soon be producing its own energy. Solar panels are to be mounted atop the campus center in the upcoming weeks, according to a press release from Smith released Nov. 6.

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Disability rights advocate delivers speech at Mount Holyoke College

Norman Kunc wants you to know that he is just like everyone else, only he happens to have cerebral palsy. The humor-laden speech that Kunc delivered Wednesday night at Mount Holyoke College titled, “A Life Beyond Compare: Disability, Normalcy and Transformation,” focused on the need for respect and understanding for disabled people who, he says, are simply an element of human diversity.

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Norman Kunc to give speech at Mount Holyoke College

Kunc’s speech on recognizing people with disabilities as part of our diverse culture will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Gamble Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College.

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Lynn Pasquerella named 18th president of Mount Holyoke College

Lynn Pasquerella, the current provost at the University of Hartford was named the 18th president of Mount Holyoke College at a specially convened Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 31.

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Neal Abraham, executive director of the Five Colleges, Inc. breaks down plans to develop new programs

Abraham is working with others in the Five College Inc., to create inexpense programs to further student opportunities within the Five Colleges.

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