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Slow start sinks Minutemen against URI -

January 17, 2018

UMass three-game win streak snapped in Rhode Island humbling -

January 17, 2018

Trio of second period goals leads Maine to 3-1 win over UMass hockey -

January 16, 2018

Small-ball lineup sparks UMass men’s basketball comeback over Saint Joseph’s -

January 14, 2018

UMass men’s basketball tops St. Joe’s in wild comeback -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s track and field have record day at Beantown Challenge -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s basketball blows halftime lead to Saint Joseph’s, fall to the Hawks 84-79. -

January 14, 2018

UMass hockey beats Vermont 6-3 in courageous win -

January 13, 2018

Makar, Leonard score but UMass can only muster 2-2 tie with Vermont -

January 13, 2018

Pipkins breaks UMass single game scoring record in comeback win over La Salle -

January 10, 2018

Conservative student activism group sues UMass over free speech policy -

January 10, 2018

Report: Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team -

January 10, 2018

Prince Hall flood over winter break -

January 10, 2018

Minutemen look to avoid three straight losses with pair against Vermont -

January 10, 2018

Men’s and women’s track and field open seasons at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2018

Turnovers and poor shooting hurt UMass women’s basketball in another conference loss at St. Bonaventure -

January 8, 2018

Shorthanded, UMass men’s basketball shocks Dayton with 62-60 win -

January 7, 2018

Northampton City Council elects Ryan O’Donnell as new council president -

January 7, 2018

UMass power play stays hot but Minutemen lose 8-3 to UMass Lowell -

January 7, 2018

UMass hockey falls to UMass Lowell in 8-3 blowout -

January 7, 2018

The contradictions of counterterrorism

The US-led airstrike in Mosul that killed over a hundred civilians could be deemed an act of terrorism.

Images and Intervention

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”

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

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)

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

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

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…