Affirmative action debate highlights divisive approaches to topic of racism in American institutions

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The University Union’s Affirmative Action Debate in the Student Union Ballroom Tuesday night highlighted divisive approaches to topic of racism in American institutions.

Walk and Roll for Stroke and Aphasia to be held at UMass April 2

Photo courtesy of Dr. Jacquie Kurland

Money raised at the event will fund research in treating aphasia, support groups for stroke survivors and other stroke/aphasia events.

SGA presidential and vice presidential candidates to attend debate Thursday

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The debate, which will be moderated by Daily Collegian staff, will take place starting at 7 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

SGA candidates announced for 2016 elections

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This year’s debate will include three tickets running for president/vice president and one trustee nominee.

SGA agrees to request an explanation of Land Use policy

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SGA members question the constitutionality of policy that determines where and when students can stage demonstrations.

Nominations for SGA elections will remain open until Feb. 19

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Senatorial elections will be held in the spring for the first time and are set to open March 20 at midnight.

MassPIRG forum discusses problem of antibiotic resistance

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During a forum in the Cape Cod Lounge Tuesday evening, four speakers focused on the problem of antibiotic resistance, which is fueled by the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

‘Rally and March for Just Cause’ to be held Tuesday in support of new RA and PM contracts

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Resident assistants and peer mentors will meet in front of the Student Union at 1 p.m. to march to the Chancellor’s office and deliver a petition to him.

Greek life organizations fundraise for terrorism victims

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Sigma Phi Epsilon and Iota Gamma Upsilon fundraised to help victims of terror in Paris and other cities.

Million Student March to be held Thursday

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The event, which organizers hope will spur future student activism, will demand liquidation of student debt, $15 minimum wage and tuition-free higher education.

UMass Amazing Race sees spike in competitors

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This semester’s Amazing Race, which was held Friday, attracted 35 team and more than 100 competitors.

UMACC kicks off fundraising year with charity fair

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UMass Community Campaign hopes to set a new bar for fundraising.

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders rally attracts hundreds at UMass

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

Bernie Sanders rally to be held on campus Tuesday evening

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Roughly 1,600 people have said they plan to attend the event, which will feature student, faculty and guest speakers, according to its Facebook page.

SLIDESHOW: Therapy dogs visit Student Union

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The PAWS Program brings dogs to Student Union Ballroom as way for students to relieve stress.

People’s Market: arguably the best coffee on campus

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The student-run co-op, left behind in the swatch of businesses now accepting Dining Dollars, still has plans to improve.

SGA to hold Open Forum Monday in Student Union

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Representatives of the Student Government Association will present a proposed document to students which will ensure consultation on all major University policy and fee changes.

Students protest the police response to Blarney Blowout

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Photo slideshow: Students marched from Student Union to the Whitmore building protesting the police brutality and overall response during the events of Blarney Blowout. Photos by Cade Belisle, Robert Rigo, James Jesson and Alex Lindsay.

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

UMass senior Preston Davis is organizing a teach-in featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students.

UMass activists ‘Take Back the Night’

A group of about 50 activists from the UMass community participated in the Center for Women and Community’s annual “Take Back the Night” event this Thursday.