Amherst Police Chief believed the day went smoother than a normal weekend at UMass.
University faculty and graduate research assistants determined the cinnamon-flavored alcoholic beverage has never been a major part of undergraduate party culture.
Students cite the free cost and performers as their reasons for attending.
There are better ways that UMass could handle Blarney.
Gatherings in the Townehouses and Amherst bars remain calm as Amherst calls in hundreds of Police Officers from other communities.
Derulo will join Migos and Capital Cities Saturday in a free concert for University of Massachusetts students at the Mullins Center.
Town of Amherst and UMass administration’s strategy for this weekend to remain largely the same as last year, officials said at a press briefing Monday.
Under the policy, up to four UMass Amherst students may be signed in as guests beginning Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, March 6 at 11 p.m. The revision mirrors steps taken last year by UMass in advance of ‘Blarney.’
2015’s ‘Blarney’ marks the beginning of the end for the rowdy tradition, but students faced restrictions on civil rights and the brunt of prevention policies, setting dangerous precedents for future events.
UMass to host free concert featuring Kesha, Juicy J to deter students from participating in ‘Blarney’
On March 7, the University will host a “Bring the Spring!” concert in the Mullins Center, free to all students with a valid UMass ID.
UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest
The student, Thomas Donovan, claims officers falsely arrested and assaulted him during last year’s “Blarney Blowout” for videotaping them on his smartphone.
Community policing, not a 76 hour guest ban for a seven hour event, is the key to mitigating danger from this year’s “Blarney Blowout,” writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.
Last year, police clad in riot gear arrested 55 students and used pepper spray to break up a crowd of nearly 4,000 people gathered at off-campus apartments. This year, officials are working collaboratively to prevent a similar incident from occurring.