Elizabeth Warren announced as actual 2017 commencement keynote speaker

The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be on Friday, May 12.

Rally held outside Joint Ways and Means Committee meeting for tuition and fee freezes

The average student debt is around $30,000.

Labor Center to receive increased funding from University

University adds new graduate student positions as Subbaswamy promises ‘revitalization.’

UMass holds public forum to discuss election results and impact going forward

Staff members discussed repercussions of Donald Trump’s upset victory.

UMass protests president-elect and pushes for sanctuary campus

Hundreds of students marched from the Student Union to Whitmore in a demonstration Wednesday.

A Privilege, not an inconvenience

Former Assistant Photo Editor Shannon Broderick talks about her brief but memorable four semester at UMass Amherst.

Stand Against Racism event focuses on anti-racist student activism

Members from UMass, Amherst College and the University of Missouri to sit on Friday’s panel.

“Research and Reflection on Black Life” series to be held at UMass from Wednesday to Monday

The series is described on the UMass website as “a campus-wide, interdisciplinary engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Students lobby for higher education funding at State House Monday

Hundreds of students and advocates, including students from the University of Massachusetts, spoke with state legislators at PHENOM event.

VIDEO: UMass solidarity gathering condemns swastikas and hate speech

Around 80 people attended a solidarity gathering to condemn recent anti-Semitic vandalism on campus.

A year in review: Notable UMass news from 2015

View a slideshow of the top UMass news stories in 2015.

‘Rally and March for Just Cause’ to be held Tuesday in support of new RA and PM contracts

Resident assistants and peer mentors will meet in front of the Student Union at 1 p.m. to march to the Chancellor’s office and deliver a petition to him.

UMass president Marty Meehan visits Amherst on one-day tour of all five UMass campuses

The new head of the University system talks with student and faculty during his second of a full-day campus visit.

University says 403 graduate students did not receive first paycheck

The Graduate Employee Organization received official word from UMass more than a month after students complained they were not paid.

UMass graduate students meet with administrators to discuss late pay, raises

University administrators promise to give graduate student workers their pay increase on the next payday, as well as retroactive pay to those who did not receive a paycheck on the first payday.

UMass celebrates groundbreaking of new $52 million Design Building

Construction of the Design Building began in the spring and is expected to be finished in 2017.

GEO: An open letter to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

The Graduate Employee Organization asks Subbaswamy to publicly reconsider his stance on poverty wages.

New Student Convocation focuses on student potential

Class of 2019 encouraged by administrators, alumni and peers to get involved on campus.

Kumble Subbaswamy: the viable, undeterred UMass leader under review

Three years into a chancellorship filled with change and controversy, Kumble Subbaswamy – along with those who have worked with him – assess the state of UMass under his leadership thus far.

Town Gown Steering Committee makes recommendations to UMass chancellor, town manager

The committee has been working since fall 2013 to address shared areas of interest between the University and the town, including housing and economic development.