November 28, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass looks ahead to 2015, for better or for worse -

Friday, November 28, 2014

UMass football falls 41-21 in season finale against Buffalo -

Friday, November 28, 2014

Minutemen defense comes up short in 41-21 loss to Buffalo -

Friday, November 28, 2014

UMass formally cuts ties with alumnus Bill Cosby -

Friday, November 28, 2014

Stanley Andre reflects on his career as Senior Day approaches -

Thursday, November 27, 2014

UMass tight end Jean Sifrin mulls future, potential NFL career -

Thursday, November 27, 2014

UMass basketball trounces Northeastern 79-54 -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Students and staff discuss racial and social inequality following Ferguson decision -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UMass hockey falls to Vermont, 3-1 -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No indictment for Ferguson cop -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chancellor addresses campus regarding grand jury decision in death of Michael Brown -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Northern Illinois hangs on against Ohio, Hunt carries Toledo to victory -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SGA passes 10 motions at meeting Monday night -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Students and UMPD work together during the annual ‘Walk for Light’ -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘Conscious Consumer’ talk promotes business sustainability -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass hockey looks to rebound against Vermont following Saturday’s blowout at home -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass women’s soccer’s Sverrisdóttir balances a soccer career between two different countries -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘First Demo’ provides a fascinating glimpse of Fugazi in its infancy -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My mental illness does define me (to an extent) -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to master multitasking -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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.