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Political Science department hosts an election results viewing party

By Eleanor Harte
November 8, 2012
Filed under Blogs

On Tuesday night, the Political Science department sponsored an Election Results Viewing Party in the Cape Cod lounge. While students and professors waited for the results to come in from the polls (some waiting more anxiously than others!) the Political Science department, and Google, sponsored a number...

The importance of voting

By Eleanor Harte
November 5, 2012
Filed under Blogs

Tomorrow is Election Day. After all the campaigning (which seems to have lasted years), the incessant television commercials, and the people at the Dining Commons asking you for the fifteenth time if you’ve registered to vote, the day is finally here. It’s not clear what will happen tomorrow...

For the love of the craft: UMass Juggling Club

For the love of the craft: UMass Juggling Club

By Eleanor Harte
March 26, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Headlines, News, Scrolling Headlines

In a secluded corner of the Campus Center basement, a group gathers every Tuesday. Some throw multicolored balls into the air: two, three, four in row. Some throw clubs and some throw rings. This is the University of Massachusetts Juggling Club and they meet every week to improve their skill...

Emily O’Neil hopes to increase diversity and improve Title IX training as student trustee

Emily O’Neil hopes to increase diversity and improve Title IX training as student trustee

By Eleanor Harte
March 3, 2015
Filed under Campus News, News, Profiles, Scrolling Headlines, SGA

Affordability of education, Title IX protection and the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body are the three main components of Emily O’Neil’s SGA campaign platform for student trustee. The junior economics major and women, gender and sexuality studies minor is the only female can...

ESPN employees seek to get women involved in technology

ESPN employees seek to get women involved in technology

By Eleanor Harte
March 2, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., News, Science & Technology, Scrolling Headlines

What’s the key to getting women involved in the technology industry? Showing students that women are building careers there, and that they’re not alone. At least according to Maura Maloney – ESPN’s principal technology business operations analyst and a University of Massachusetts alumna...

UMass seniors embark on experience to ‘give back’

UMass seniors embark on experience to ‘give back’

By Eleanor Harte
February 25, 2015
Filed under Campus News, News, Scrolling Headlines

At 27 locations across the country, over 2,500 people spend their days in challenging situations, aiding students in high-need classrooms through City Year. A number of seniors at the University of Massachusetts will be spending the next year serving with City Year in public schools across the country...

Work already underway for SGA speaker Sïonan Barrett

Work already underway for SGA speaker Sïonan Barrett

By Eleanor Harte
September 18, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Headlines, News, Scrolling Headlines, SGA

With a year of experience under her belt, Sïonan Barrett is back for a second year as speaker of the student senate in the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association, and is looking forward to things to come. Barrett, a junior journalism major, was a senator in the SGA during the first s...

New Journalism Chair Kathy Roberts Forde finds home at UMass

New Journalism Chair Kathy Roberts Forde finds home at UMass

By Eleanor Harte
September 15, 2014
Filed under Campus News, News, Scrolling Headlines

It’s the first day of classes of the fall semester, and Kathy Roberts Forde is introducing herself to excited journalism students in the department’s new home in the Integrative Learning Center. “The faculty here and the students are so impressive,” Forde said, expressing her enthusiasm for he...

UMass Women into Leadership looks to fight the gender gap

By Eleanor Harte
September 8, 2014
Filed under Archives, Campus News, News, Scrolling Headlines

Undergraduate women at the University of Massachusetts who seek careers in public service will soon have a program devoted to helping them reach their goal. UMass Women into Leadership, a new program through the Department of Political Science, aims to reduce the gender gap in public service through...

Speakers tell new students at convocation to make the most of UMass

Speakers tell new students at convocation to make the most of UMass

By Eleanor Harte
September 2, 2014
Filed under Campus News, News

Speakers at the University of Massachusetts New Student Convocation hammered home the point that freshmen should be careful not waste their potential over the next four years. “You alone have the power to make these next four years unforgettable,” Student Government Association president Vin...

SALT partners with SaveUp to fight student debt

By Eleanor Harte
November 26, 2013
Filed under Local News, News

SALT, a non-profit free educational resource created by American Student Assistance to assist students in making better decisions about finances, partnered earlier this month with SaveUp, the nation’s first free rewards program for paying down debt. SaveUp is a free online program that offers u...

Drum majors lead band to Macy’s

By Eleanor Harte
November 18, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News

This article is part five in a series as the UMass Marching Band prepares for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rachel Rivard had 100 friends on campus before she even walked into a classroom. The week before her freshman year, she attended band camp for the University of Massachusetts March...