September 17, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass professor Elizabeth Chilton to speak in Madrid and Paris about importance of heritage studies -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UMass club rugby hopes to continue momentum despite opening loss -

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Bizarre foods eaten worldwide -

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US should spend more on space -

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Walking through a week of practice with UMass field hockey -

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UMass receives $37.5 million for environmental and sustainability initiatives -

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Irish coffee recipe -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To fight ISIS, US must understand them, not chalk up actions to pure evil -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UMass tennis is reloading, not rebuilding in 2014 -

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Fast food workers need more than $7.25 to sustain basic living -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UMass men’s cross country season-opening meet -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

UMass hosts lecture series focused on inequality -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ben Roethlisberger: Whipple taught me how to be a pro -

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U2 falls flat on “Songs of Innocence” -

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Recovering from anorexia on a health-obsessed campus -

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Bowling Green achieves upset win, Northern Illinois remains unbeaten -

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UMass grad student spends summer building sustainable homes -

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Versatility of Rodney Mills an effective tool for UMass -

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Jhené Aiko stays strong on “Souled Out” -

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Campus Perspective: New Blue Wall -

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Congress must empower Voting Rights Act

Charles White of the NAACP speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washingto, DC, the day the court ruled on the Voting Rights Act striking down portions of the law. (Pete Marovich/MCT)

In June 2013, the Supreme Court overturned Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act. Congress has yet to rewrite it, which columnist Zac Bears argues is damaging to democracy and policymaking.

Lessons from the Chilean 9/11

Mike Tudoreanu condemns U.S. complicity in the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile and offers it as a warning against American foreign and economic policy.

The misconception of democracy

Rane McDonough discusses liberalism and the misconception of democracy.

Electoral Idol: Debating the electoral carnival

Columnist Jan Dichter dissects our country’s definition of democracy and explains why it’s a hypocritical label to bestow upon ourselves.

The demoralizing state of democracy

Columnist Hannah Sparks discusses the current obstacles hindering our country from a having a democratic election in its true form.

A Movement within a movement: America’s role in the Arab Spring Revolutions

Timothy Haggerty explains the role of the National Endowment for Democracy in the Arab Spring movement.

New political science class to tackle questions of democracy

A new political science course — recently approved by the Faculty Senate — will explore if democracy is possible everywhere.

Let Democracy Work

Collegian columnist Gavin Beeker advocates for democracy rather than recent episodes of radicalism, as the key to structural change.

Renewing the republic

Columnist Gavin Beeker explains the need for Americans to take an interest in government and public affairs in order to truly embody the meaning of living in a republic.

The fight for the middle class

Collegian columnist Gavin Beeker explores the “mythic” middle class, and just what makes it so special and important in politics.

Occupy: the voice of a nation

Collegian columnist Brian Clement argues that the Occupy Wall Street protests represent the underrepresented of America.

Political Science professors discuss meaning of democracy

The media was invited to a conference call on Wednesday where the results of a study conducted by the National Center for Health Services claimed the Affordable Care Act helped increase health insurance coverage of young adults by over 3% in the first three months of 2011.

Democracy isn’t everything

Collegian columnist Harrison Searles argues that while it’s great for the Egyptians to be developing a democracy, but without limits on it to safeguard fundamental human rights, it’s kind of useless.

Freedom has come to Egypt

After weeks of turmoil, Egypt has finally found freedom, though at the cost of the health of some foreign journalists, describes blogger Brittany McLellan.

The perils of democracy

Think you’re living in a democracy? Columnist Dan Stratford wants you to think again.