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Early season challenge awaits for UMass hockey in weekend set with Ohio State -

October 18, 2017

UMass Professor Barbara Krauthamer receives award from Association of Black Women Historians -

October 18, 2017

The 2017-18 women’s soccer team differs from others Matz has coached at UMass -

October 18, 2017

Hockey East Notebook: OT Goal caps BC comeback over Providence -

October 18, 2017

I’m a millennial conservative. Will the Republican Party leave me behind? -

October 18, 2017

Low-Income Housing Error at Presidential Apartments -

October 18, 2017

Kelela’s debut ‘Take Me Apart’ is a captivating, deeply personal exposition on heartache. -

October 18, 2017

People’s Market hosts a fundraiser for Puerto Rico -

October 18, 2017

UMass does not care to increase handicap accessibility -

October 18, 2017

Do we really need Summer NSO? -

October 18, 2017

A picture is worth a thousand words, but those words are better off written -

October 18, 2017

Tom Petty: A Retrospective -

October 18, 2017

Panel held to discuss the future of public policy and the Universal Basic Income -

October 17, 2017

Reconsidering Hillary Clinton -

October 17, 2017

Trump’s Twitter has unprecedented influence on society -

October 17, 2017

Author and professor at the University of Oregon discusses the push of a corporate agenda through state governments -

October 17, 2017

Letter: Join the movement against student debt -

October 17, 2017

Northampton City Council votes to oppose local charter school expansion -

October 17, 2017

UMass men’s soccer takes on Rhode Island with top conference spot on the line -

October 17, 2017

Fulton, Smith leading the way for UMass Soccer offensively -

October 17, 2017

Police receive award, do community service

The Amherst Police Department has won an Award of Excellence in the silver category for municipal departments participating in the annual Massachusetts Law Enforcement Challenge. The award recognizes departments for their efforts to reduce motor vehicle related fatalities, injuries and economic loss in communities by combining traffic enforcement with public education and information.

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Teach for America hosts information session for future applicants at UMass

The Teach for America information session will feature guest speaker Leigh Bonner, a 2006 corps member, who will answer prospective students' questions about the program.

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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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Showtime posts Facebook page encouraging students to sign petition

Showtime Networks hosts a page on Facebook entitled “Students for Showtime: Hook Us Up.” The page hosts a petition students can sign to send a message to their university about getting the network on the cable access.

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Parents receive support courtesy of UMass dinner program

UMass volunteer program “Dinner on Us” serves as host to student parents and Amherst residents offering free dinners, as well as educational workshops structured for both the children and their parents.

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Hova rocks the Mullins Center

Where were you last night? If you weren’t at the Mullins Center, you missed a show your friends will be talking about for years and years to come after Jay-Z had fans on their feet in the packed stadium.

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Locals rally on Amherst Common Saturday for International Day of Climate Action

On Saturday, Oct. 24, members of the Amherst community rallied on the Amherst common, as part of an international attempt to send a message to members of the United Nations, calling for serious efforts to reduce global warming.

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UMass Majors Fair to be held Wednesday

The annual University of Massachusetts Majors Fair will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.

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UMass looks to out-of-state students to ease budget crisis

Chancellor Holub has proposed increasing out-of-state recruitment of prospective students to campus in the hopes their higher tuition rates will help alleviate decreased revenue.

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Literary artists Glaser, Holland and Michel perform pieces at Amherst Books’ event

Amherst Books hosts event in which literary artists Rachel Glaser, Noy Holland and Sam Michel read some of their personal works to celebrate the launch of Tyrant Books.

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UMass alumni discuss professional careers with undergraduates

UMass alumni give advice to law school hopefuls about finding success as lawyers and address the issue that there is no public law school within Mass.

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“In Praise of the Earth” to screen at Wistariahurst Museum

Nature poet Wally Swist will screen his biographical documentary in a benefit showing this weekend at the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, Mass.

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Amherst Police launch Public Safety 911 Education Program

The Amherst Police Department announced that it would continue its Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) program, now in its third year. The SAFE program teaches fire safety lessons and fire prevention to fourth graders.

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University Apartments to be demolished next month

The University Apartments, built in 1949 for family housing, will be demolished next month. In 1994, the 37,000-square-foot building was deemed unsuitable for living, though it was still used for office space by the Minutemen Marching Band until this school year.

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Judge’s ruling allows Vassell to seek selective prosecution defense

The ongoing trial for the Jason Vassell case makes new developments with a Hampshire Superior Court Judge ruling Oct. 7 that Vassell’s defense team can pursue a racially selective prosecution defense.

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UMass researchers receive grant to study effects of exercise

UMass researchers use ‘accelerometer’ sensor to measure physical activity to determine why people lose weight at different rates despite doing the same amount of exercise.

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Budget cuts close Mark’s Meadow elementary school

Mark’s Meadow elementary school, the smallest but most diverse school in the Amherst school system, will be closing its doors for budgetary reasons.

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Amherst Survival Center director receives honor for community leadership

As the nation grapples with issues concerning health care reform, Dr. Susan Lowery is taking the lead in a local grassroots effort through the Amherst Survival Center on North Pleasant Street to address the health care needs of the town”s homeless and uninsured population.

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Drug Policy Initiatives: Amethyst vs. Emerald

By: Tim Wallace   Binge drinking has been viewed by college campus leaders as one of the biggest health and safety risks for college students of our generation, according to a recent Inside Higher Ed article. As a result, administrators are focusing on ways in which alcohol policies could be reformed not just on their campuses, but around the country.  One such reform is the Amethyst Initiative, made up of chancellors and presidents from colleges and universities around the country. This movement calls for lowering the drinking age to 18, in hopes that certain stigmas and social issues surrounding binge…

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“The Sicily Class”

Blog entry and photos by: Katherine Neubert Journalism 391R: Travel Writing and Photojournalism (aka “the Sicily class”) is by far, hands down, no doubt about it the best class I’ve ever taken at UMass. For starters, it gets you out of the class room and into real life… Sicily, to be exact. You can only take this class during the spring semesters because it takes you to Sicily over Spring Break. Yes, there is actual class before and after you travel to Sicily. The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6p.m. to 8p.m., and there is an application and…

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