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REPORT: Tom Masella out as defensive coordinator for UMass football -

January 19, 2017

Zach Lewis, bench carry UMass men’s basketball in win over St. Joe’s -

January 19, 2017

UMass women’s basketball handles Duquesne at home -

January 16, 2017

UMass men’s basketball’s late comeback falls short after blowing 15-point first-half lead -

January 15, 2017

UMass hockey outlasted at home against No. 6 UMass Lowell -

January 14, 2017

Hailey Leidel hits second buzzer beater of the season to give UMass women’s basketball win over Davidson -

January 13, 2017

UMass football hosts Maine at Fenway Park in 2017 -

January 12, 2017

UMass men’s basketball snaps losing streak and upsets Dayton Wednesday night at Mullins Center -

January 11, 2017

UMass women’s track and field takes second at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2017

UMass hockey falls to No. 5 Boston University at Frozen Fenway -

January 8, 2017

UMass professor to make third appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’ -

January 8, 2017

UMass women’s basketball suffers brutal loss on road against Saint Joseph’s -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops thirds straight, falls to VCU 81-64 -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops tightly-contested conference matchup against George Mason Wednesday night -

January 4, 2017

Late-game defense preserves UMass women’s basketball’s win against rival Rhode Island -

January 4, 2017

AIC shuts out UMass hockey 3-0 at Mullins Center -

January 4, 2017

UMass professor to appear as contestant on ‘Jeopardy!’ Thursday night -

January 4, 2017

Penalties plague UMass hockey in Mariucci Classic championship game -

January 2, 2017

UMass men’s basketball falls in A-10 opener to St. Bonaventure and its veteran backcourt -

December 30, 2016

UMass woman’s basketball ends FIU Holiday Classic with 65-47 loss to Drexel -

December 29, 2016

Images and Intervention

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Josh Raposa questions why images of the Syrian civil war’s impact do not cause national outrage, like images from Vietnam and Iraq have in the past.

Pamela Olson gives talk on “Fast Times in Palestine”

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An event by Students for Justice in Palestine on Tuesday night featured Pamela Olson, author of a book about Palestine and the conflicts within it.

UMass professor hosts question-and-answer discussion for students on Syria and the Islamic State

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Political science professor Vincent Ferraro hosted an hour-long informal Q&A panel to discuss Syria and the Islamic State

How to occupy a country (if you must)

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Frank Schulze compares democratization in post-WWII Japan to democratization efforts in the Middle East, and argues that Japan was a special case that cannot be generalized.

UMass hosts Iraqi students over summer

Some of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. (Photo Courtesy of Terry Karuoya)

Foreign students spent part of their summer studying public policy as part of UMass’ Civic Initiative program.

UMass mourns death of alumnus and journalist James Foley

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Foley was killed by Islamic State militants after being held captive for nearly two years.

No draft, no protest

Jason Roche reminds us of the consequences of the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the longest and costliest (yet least protested) American conflict to date.

Behind Iranian rhetoric

When looking at the context of Iran’s actions and the political infighting within the theocratic regime, Iran’s politics start to make a lot more sense.

Nine years in and still no goals

Collegian columnist Matt Kushi wants to know what our objectives in Iraq and Afghanistan are and what we hope to accomplish over there.

The cost of the Iraqi conflict

Recently the U.S. military’s official death toll in Iraq reached 1,500 soldiers. To see their names and photos (when available) go to: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/. There has been a U.S. Department of Defense ban on media coverage of the U.S. troops’ bodies returning from conflict since the previous Bush Administration’s Gulf War. This helps to keep the public’s mind off of the negative side of war, or the “3 Ds”: death, destruction and dismemberment. Admittedly, it is easier to advert public scrutiny of the legality of a war if we are reminded less of its cost and casualties. The monetary cost of…