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UMass hockey shuts down No. 8 Northeastern with 3-0 win -

January 19, 2018

Matt Murray hands Northeastern its first shutout of the season -

January 19, 2018

Minutewomen stunned by last-second free throw -

January 19, 2018

UMass hockey returns home to battle juggernaut Northeastern squad -

January 18, 2018

Slow start sinks Minutemen against URI -

January 17, 2018

UMass three-game win streak snapped in Rhode Island humbling -

January 17, 2018

Trio of second period goals leads Maine to 3-1 win over UMass hockey -

January 16, 2018

Small-ball lineup sparks UMass men’s basketball comeback over Saint Joseph’s -

January 14, 2018

UMass men’s basketball tops St. Joe’s in wild comeback -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s track and field have record day at Beantown Challenge -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s basketball blows halftime lead to Saint Joseph’s, fall to the Hawks 84-79. -

January 14, 2018

UMass hockey beats Vermont 6-3 in courageous win -

January 13, 2018

Makar, Leonard score but UMass can only muster 2-2 tie with Vermont -

January 13, 2018

Pipkins breaks UMass single game scoring record in comeback win over La Salle -

January 10, 2018

Conservative student activism group sues UMass over free speech policy -

January 10, 2018

Report: Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team -

January 10, 2018

Prince Hall flood over winter break -

January 10, 2018

Minutemen look to avoid three straight losses with pair against Vermont -

January 10, 2018

Men’s and women’s track and field open seasons at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2018

Turnovers and poor shooting hurt UMass women’s basketball in another conference loss at St. Bonaventure -

January 8, 2018

PVTA gets an “A” for being green

The University of Massachusetts transit system recently received a grade of “A” in the 2010 College Sustainability Report, released by the Sustainable Endowments Institute in Cambridge, Mass.

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Heavy fire in Presidential Apartments leaves tenants displaced

A heavy fire broke out at the Presidential Apartments in Amherst Saturday night causing severe damage, tenants from four apartment units have been displaced since.

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Artist Business Training Project to help struggling artists learn business strategies

To ease the blows the economy has had on struggling artists, the University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Service is using an $8,000 grant awarded to them by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to run the Artist Business Training Project in Springfield, Northampton and Orange, Mass.

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Slideshow: Justice for Jason candlelight vigil in Northampton


Justice for Jason supporters held a candlelight vigil in Northampton on Wednesday to mark the two year anniversary of Jason Vassell’s arrest. After meeting in front of the old Northampton courthouse, protestors marched to Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel’s office.

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Mass. native recounts Haiti aftermath, relief efforts

Peter Kapiloff, a 27-year-old from Williamstown, Mass., visited campus Friday evening to describe the unforgettable things he witnessed in the first hours after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti earlier this month.

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Amherst to hold elections for Town Meeting positions

This March, Amherst will be holding Town Meeting member elections, and a third of its seats will be up for grabs.

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Gov. Patrick releases 2011 budget; UMass spared cuts

With the release of Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2011 budget Tuesday, it appears as if the University of Massachusetts has been spared any major cuts to funding, and has actually received a revenue boost.

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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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Serious car crash sends four people to hospital

A pickup truck and an SUV collided head-on in Amherst Monday night, sending four people to the hospital and causing extensive damage to both vehicles, according to police.

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East Pleasant St. crash results in OUI arrest

The Amherst Police Department announced Wednesday that an early morning crash at the intersection of Grantwood Dr. and East Pleasant St. had resulted in the second OUI arrest for a 26-year-old Holyoke woman, among other charges.

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‘TinkerPlots’ aims to raise student interest in learning

Two UMass professors have received a $1.7 million grant in order to refine the new version of the TinkerPlots learning system for the local school system.

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82 UMass buildings added to Mass. historic asset inventory

82 new University of Massachusetts buildings have been added to Massachusetts’ “Inventory of Archaeological and Historic Assets of the Commonwealth” list – raising the total number of UMass buildings on this list to 105.

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Amherst Police receive $17,000 grant

Amherst Police Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24 that the Amherst Police Department has been named the recipient of a $17,000 grant from the federal Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division.

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UMass Transit Services hosts second-annual Food Bus Drive

The University of Massachusetts Transit Services has announced that it will sponsor its second-annual Food Bus Drive beginning Nov. 30.

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UMass offers high school students a chance at polymer research

The University of Massachusetts Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications from high school students interested in gaining first-hand laboratory research experience.

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American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is accepting nominations for Hometown Heroes honor

The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is now accepting nominations for the Hometown Heroes honor, its largest annual fundraising event, in which all funds support the chapter in serving the community. Last year’s event raised $42,000.

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Amherst Unitarian Church holds transgender memorial and candlelight vigil

More than 60 supporters, speakers, and mourners turned out for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, November 19.

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No happy ending for local massage parlors

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, eight area massage parlors in six towns were raided by state and local police on suspicion of prostitution. According to a Nov. 4 report by ABC 40 News, the investigation was prompted by a tip from federal authorities in New York. Three women were arrested in the aftermath of the raid.

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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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Stephen King comes to Amherst Cinema via live feed

Last Tuesday night, Amherst Cinema broadcasted the live feed of New York Times writer Janet Maslin’s interview of Stephen King to a local audience.

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