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Men arrested in connection to Southpoint shootings expecting to return to Massachusetts -

October 28, 2016

Students vie for funding at Minute Pitch competition -

October 28, 2016

Students and faculty discuss sustainability options for UMass -

October 27, 2016

Halloween Special Issue 2016: Beware the Creatures from the Campus Pond -

October 27, 2016

Northampton Zombie Pubcrawl: an unofficial and undead review -

October 27, 2016

UMass Ranked Top 50 Green School -

October 27, 2016

UMass women’s soccer looks to notch back-to-back wins with St. Joseph’s visiting Rudd Field -

October 27, 2016

UMass football looks to get back on track with against Wagner Saturday -

October 27, 2016

UMass hockey begins conference play with a pair of home games this weekend -

October 27, 2016

From Bill O’Brien to Mark Whipple: UMass tight end Adam Breneman statistically having one of the best seasons in college football -

October 27, 2016

Let’s pray for Tim Tebow’s baseball career -

October 27, 2016

Live up to the legacy of Halloween -

October 27, 2016

The racial history of cannabis in the United States -

October 27, 2016

Candy cocktails and shots recipes for a sweet twist on trick-or-treating -

October 27, 2016

Why does UMass serve lobster on Halloween? An investigative report into the annual Halloween dinner -

October 27, 2016

How candy can become the scariest thing on Halloween -

October 27, 2016

Halloween hotspot: spending a day in Salem -

October 27, 2016

A procrastinator’s guide to Halloween costumes -

October 27, 2016

Five horror movies not traditionally recognized as horror -

October 27, 2016

‘Over the Garden Wall’ beautifully explores the unknown -

October 27, 2016

Nobel Prize recipient Amartya Sen gives talk about closing the economic gap

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Amartya Sen visits UMass for annual Gamble lecture.

Millennials’ responsibility: Economic inequality and the American dream

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It is up to our generation to correct income inequality and rescue the American dream, argues Elizabeth Wallace.

No, college shouldn’t be free

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Lucas Coughlin argues that although recent college graduates face a harsh economic outlook after graduation, adopting a free higher education system will not solve the issue.

‘Recycled Revenue’ business proposal wins Hult Prize competition

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Fourteen teams competed to present the best social enterprise aimed at doubling the income of 10 million people.

UMass students to take part in Hult Prize competition on Dec. 8

(Courtesy of Hult Prize Official Facebook)

Fifteen teams will compete to solve the issue of crowded urban spaces.

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders rally attracts hundreds at UMass


The unofficial student organization UMass for Bernie Sanders hosts rally for the democratic presidential candidate.

Yellen expects interest rate hike by end of the year

Janet Yellen spoke in the Fine Arts Center on Thursday at the 19th annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture. 
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In her first public speech since the Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates last week, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen defended the decision but said that rates will later this year.

Janet Yellen to speak at UMass on Thursday

Courtesy of the International Monetary Fund

The event, part of an annual lecture series, is scheduled for 5p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

Bending the arc

How do we wish to be remembered? And what are we going to do about it?

Feminist economics can promote gender equity


Jillian Correira argues that recognizing and legitimizing unpaid labor, much of which is done by women, will help not only women, but also society at large.

Apple-style capitalism not an economic panacea

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To many, Apple is the quintessential American corporation, a modern GM or GE. But Apple only employs 43,000 U.S. workers and exploits lax labor regulations to maximize offshore profits. Zac Bears argues that Apple-style business practices will not solve structural issues with the U.S. economy.

Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion; outsourcing looms?

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Johnny McCabe analyzes Google’s relationship with technology giant Motorola.

Markets ignore long-run strength of economy

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Stocks in the U.S. rose 30 percent in 2013, and many pundits think that indicates strong long-run growth. Zac Bears finds that stock returns indicate just one thing: short-term profit.

UMass Donahue Institute completes first-in-the-nation economic study of sequester

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The UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) analyzes the economic effects of sequestration cuts on Massachusetts in a first-in-the-nation study

No student input on bulk YCMP sales


Alex Major, a Governor of the Undergraduate Economics Club, argues that the lack of student input and democratic access on the use of YCMP swipes is yet another opaque UMass Dining policy.

Constructing a new paradigm for economics

Makai McClintock criticizes a recent paradigm shift in economics and advocates for a return to viewing the field as a social science.

The deficit hawks have no clothes

MikeTudoreanu applauds UMass graduate student Thomas Herndon’s paper countering the Harvard economists 90 percent debt-to-GDP threshold.

UMass economics professor Stephen Resnick dies of Leukemia at age 74

Professor emeritus Stephen Resnick, a Marxian economist who taught for nearly four decades at the University of Massachusetts, died following a bout with leukemia over the winter term.

Current economics is flawed

Mason Woolley critiques the current state of economics, at least as studied at UMass.

Economics professor discusses the past, present and future of the U.S. economy

Professor Stephen Resnick lectured on the U.S. economic crisis as part of a “Pizza & Prof” event put on by the Commonwealth Honors College.