A Privilege, not an inconvenience

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Former Assistant Photo Editor Shannon Broderick talks about her brief but memorable four semester at UMass Amherst.

VIDEO: Divest UMass protestor speaks on arrest and solidarity

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Divest protester and UMass sophomore Maddy McLaughlin details the arrest process during the sit-ins.

Divest UMass thank participants, celebrates Meehan’s statement

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Student-run campaign says that UMass President Marty Meehan guaranteed a vote on divestment in a June Board of Trustees meeting.

Letter: History department stands with Divest UMass

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UMass history faculty urge the University to put forth a proposal for complete fossil fuel divestment over the next five years.

UMass Divest hosts ‘sit-outs’ outside Whitmore Administration Building

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After multiple days of sit-in protests at Whitmore Administration Building, the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is transitioning to ‘sit-outs.’

VIDEO: Divest UMass holds week-long sit-in protest

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The campaign attracted hundreds of supporters to demand the UMass Foundation stop investing in top fossil fuel companies.

STORIFY: Divest UMass holds 4-day sit-in protest

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After thirty-four arrests and three days of protesting, Divest UMass continues to fight for fossil fuel divestment.

19 more students arrested following sit-in at Whitmore

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Wednesday’s arrests make for a total of 34 when added to the 15 students arrested Tuesday following a sit-in protest at Whitmore Administration Building.

15 students arraigned Wednesday on trespassing charges

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After being arrested Tuesday night for trespassing during a sit-in protest by the UMass. Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, 15 students were arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court Wednesday.

UMPD arrests 15 students in connection with UMass Divest sit-in

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Police arrested 15 students in connection with UMass Divest’s sit-in at Whitmore Administration Building Tuesday night.

PHENOM, Student Trustees hold ‘Impact’ event following Advocacy Day

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University of Massachusetts president Marty Meehan and Board of Trustees Chairman Victor Woolridge attended the event, which aimed to take legislators ‘out of their element.’

Subbaswamy encourages students to attend Advocacy Day Monday

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University of Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy hopes for higher funding after Governor Charlie Baker released a proposed one percent increase.

Salary increases for non-union UMass staff members cancelled

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President Meehan blocks pay raises to help cover $10.9 million budget shortfall.

Pay raises to top UMass officials draws criticism from union reps

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Union members questioned administrative pay raises in the face of rising student costs and previous contract negotiations.

A year in review: Notable UMass news from 2015

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View a slideshow of the top UMass news stories in 2015.

UMass reverses decision, reinstates Undergraduate Research Conference

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UMass reinstated the conference one day after an email from Provost Katherine Newman announced its cancellation.

UMass president Marty Meehan visits Amherst on one-day tour of all five UMass campuses

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The new head of the University system talks with student and faculty during his second of a full-day campus visit.

UMass celebrates groundbreaking of new $52 million Design Building

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Construction of the Design Building began in the spring and is expected to be finished in 2017.

Legislature overrides Baker’s UMass budget cut

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The Massachusetts House and Senate restored $5.25 million for the university system nearly two weeks after Governor Charlie Baker cut it from the state budget.

Marty Meehan’s appointment as UMass president comes as little surprise

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The UMass Lowell chancellor was a front-runner all along, both due to his work at Lowell and his 2010 presidential candidacy. However, some students say that the search process was not transparent enough.