Rally held outside Joint Ways and Means Committee meeting for tuition and fee freezes

The average student debt is around $30,000.

Sixth annual Advocacy Day set to take place March 1

Students attending the free event will also have transportation included and an excused absence from the University the day of the event.

Letter: Stand Up for UMass at Advocacy Day

Join students and community supporters to advocate for high-quality, debt-free public higher education on March 1.

Students lobby for higher education funding at State House Monday

Hundreds of students and advocates, including students from the University of Massachusetts, spoke with state legislators at PHENOM event.

Student organizations prepare for Advocacy Day

Following a “week of action,” student organizations will go to the Massachusetts State House on March 7 to advocate for additional funding towards higher education.

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders rally attracts hundreds at UMass

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

Congressman McGovern headlines forum on student debt

Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern will discuss affordability of higher education in a forum Wednesday evening.

Massachusetts college students feel effect of national student debt issue

Unprecedented levels of debt could have negative economic consequences if left unchecked.

How UMass is rising up against student debt

Columnist Lauren Vaughn advocates for student activism against increasing debt and involvement in groups like UMass Students Against Debt.

Manuel Pintado supporters pack Northampton courthouse

A crowd of about 50 supported attended Manuel Pintado’s court hearing Monday. Among those in attendance were two UMass sociology professors.

Cross-state march for higher ed to stop at UMass

The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) has planned to make a stop at the University of Massachusetts during their six-day, 100-mile march across the state to a planned rally at the State House in Boston.

Congressman gets Frank with UMass students on politics

Despite the presence of some protestors at the University of Massachusetts, Congressman Barney Frank addressed the gathered crowd of 200 on Feb. 16 with many of the highlights from his recently published autobiography, “Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman.”