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Orchard Hill balconies permanently locked

UMass has decided to close Orchard Hill balconies permanently amid concerns for student safety.

Heading into discussion on diversity and inclusion Thursday evening, UMass students want more action

After two sessions, one held by administrators and one held by student groups, Chantal Lima Barbosa and Zareb Noel said they especially want to see an improvement in recruitment efforts and results.

Members of UMass community offer ways to improve the experience of people of color on campus at special meeting of Connections in Color

A crowd of roughly 40 to 50 gathered in the Campus Center auditorium Wednesday evening to offer suggestions for how students, faculty and administrators could provide students of color with resources to succeed and feel comfortable at UMass.

Proposed SGA document calls for agreement to ensure student consultation with administration

Student response to the document seemed cautiously positive Monday.

Barrett touts work ethic and varied perspectives, lays out SGA plans for year

For three years, Student Government Association President Sïonan Barrett has gained experience and perspective on how to get things done. Now, the senior journalism major feels ready to combine her understanding of the SGA with her executive team’s knowledge of the student body, and cash in the combination for improvements to the student experience at the University of Massachusetts. Barrett joined the SGA as a freshman, elected as a senator for the Southwest – North District. She moved quickly up the ranks, as she was appointed as the associate speaker of the senate in the spring semester to fill a vacancy….

SGA Candidates: Sïonan Barrett and Chantal Lima Barbosa

SGA Speaker Sïonan Barrett, for president, and Secretary of Public Relations and Recruitment Chantal Lima Barbosa, for vice president, answer a few questions about the SGA and being part of the campaign.