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UMass football selected to finish fourth in MAC East preseason poll -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Legislature overrides Baker’s UMass budget cut -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Report: UMass football’s Todd Stafford arrested Saturday morning in Stamford, Connecticut -

Monday, July 20, 2015

UMass names Molly O’Mara newly-created associate director of athletics for communications and PR -

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baker approves state budget, UMass to receive $5.25 million less than legislature’s proposed figure -

Friday, July 17, 2015

UMass bathroom policy to provide comfort, safety for transgender and non-gender conforming students -

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Long-time UMass professor Normand Berlin, 83, dies -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UMass professor and poet James Tate dies at 71 -

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State legislators propose budget, UMass could receive almost $532 million -

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cause of death determined for UMass student Chloe Malast -

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transferring from UMass men’s lacrosse program -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four months after banning Iranian students from certain graduate programs, UMass announces new measures to ensure compliance with U.S. law -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Justin King sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two future UMass hockey players selected in 2015 NHL Draft -

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass center Cady Lalanne taken 55th overall by Spurs in 2015 NBA Draft -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Second of four men found guilty on three counts of aggravated rape in 2012 UMass gang rape case -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston bomber speaks out for first time: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’ -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King claims sex with woman was consensual during alleged 2012 gang rape -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wrongful death suit filed in death of UMass student -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A rough summer for foreign relations

Julian del Prado reviews the crises in the Middle East that escalated this summer and discusses the potential counterattacks being planned against threats such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

UMass mourns death of alumnus and journalist James Foley

Journalists killed homepage

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.

What exactly are we celebrating after vindication of Syrian “red line”?

Julian del Prado questions whether the Syrian weapons deal is cause for celebration.

U.S. and Russia: Provocative diplomacy

Suyash Tibrawalla explains the changing nature of the relations between the United States and Russia, which has become tense in recent years.

U.S. should avoid military action in Syria

Jason Roche argues against American air strikes in Syria.

U.S. involvement in Syria is crucial

Zac Bears explains why the U.S. must intervene in Syria.

Syria’s Women

As conflict in Syria grows, stories of sexual violence and the violation of women’s rights finally surface.

Dialogue between Putin and Syria

Here’s a look at Dan Nott’s latest editorial cartoon.

Numbers of the Syria Revolution

Zero. Zero. Zero. That was the first three days of the Syrian Revolution.

Only the Syrians can liberate Syria

Collegian columnist Mike Tudoreanu questions whether US invasion into Syria would lead to a harmless liberation.

Save Syria from falling apart

Collegian columnist Claire Anderson speculates that an intervention in Syria might quell the country’s internal conflicts.

The start of Syria’s troubles

This is part two of a two part column series. As the situation in Lebanon is brought to a head with incredible international pressure on Syria to comply with UNSC Resolution 1559, massive demonstrations by the people and car bombs exploding in Beirut, one is compelled to imagine how all of this began. The obvious answer is that it began with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but who is responsible for that? Though we may never know the truth, an exploration of alternative scenarios may shed some light on the issues. Scenario #1: Syria Orders Hariri…

Progress in the Middle East

This is the first part of a two part series. “Mr. Hariri’s death should give, in fact it must give, renewed impetus to achieving a free, independent and sovereign Lebanon. What that means is the immediate and complete implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559. And what that also means is the complete and immediate withdrawal by Syria of all of its forces from Lebanon,” said Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, on Feb. 16. On the surface, U.S. policy toward recent developments in Lebanon seems to make sense. After all, Syria has occupied Lebanon and has manipulated their political…