Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Racial Justice Coalition and UMass for Black Lives present demands to the University

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By Cassie McGrath, News Editor

July 22, 2020

UMass Racial Justice Coalition and UMass for Black Lives present demands to administrations, advocating for an anti-racist campus.

UMass updates campus community with ‘extensive preparations’ for the fall

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By Cassie McGrath and Irina Costache

July 20, 2020

As it prepares to welcome students back to campus, UMass announced new details about their testing and living plans for the upcoming semester.

UMass’ plan to combat racism receives mixed reactions from campus community

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By Saliha Bayrak, Collegian Correspondent

July 13, 2020

Students voice their concerns over UMass’ plan to fight systemic racism on campus and offer alternatives such as defunding campus police, allocating money toward reparations, and changing the school’s policies on hate crimes.

Afro-American studies chair departs UMass after two years of teaching and inspiring students

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July 7, 2020

After two years in her position as Chair, Shonekan, Ph.D., is leaving the Afro-American studies department. Students said she will be sorely missed and reflected on the positive impact she had during her time at UMass.

Student questions about on-campus living answered

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By Irina Costache, Assistant News Editor

July 7, 2020

Student questions about on-campus housing, tuition and other topics were answered by a UMass spokesperson.

Students react to fall 2020 plan

Students react to fall 2020 plan

By Sophia Gardner, Assistant News Editor

July 2, 2020

‘I think this might be the new way of life for the foreseeable future.’

UMass announces fall semester plan

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By Will Katcher, Cassie McGrath, and Chris McLaughlin

June 29, 2020

UMass will offer mostly remote classes and allow students with housing reservations to live on campus during the fall semester, the school announced in an email Monday.

“My Blackness Is…” webinar series provides platform for Black artists

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By McKenna Premus, Assistant Social Media Editor

June 28, 2020

“My Blackness Is…”, a webinat series, allows Black creatives to share their art.

Students cope with losing internships and jobs

Students cope with losing internships and jobs

By Maria Elena Little Endara, Collegian Staff

June 28, 2020

With the cancelation of jobs and internships due to the pandemic, students worry about potential setbacks.

BSU organizes Juneteenth Jamboree, a ‘space to amplify Black student voices, lives and futures’

BSU organizes Juneteenth Jamboree, a ‘space to amplify Black student voices, lives and futures’

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor

June 26, 2020

: During the Zoom call, students discussed their views on the protests, racism, social media and shared personal experiences, as well as their thoughts on racism and police presence at UMass.

Newly released footage shows UMass-led primate research

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By Will Katcher, Assistant News Editor

June 24, 2020

Footage released Wednesday by PETA shows agitated rhesus monkeys circling cramped cages, engaging in self-injurious behavior and pulling hair from their arms—all part of a UMass-led study.

UMass police officers stationed at Northampton protest

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By Irina Costache, Assistant News Editor

June 18, 2020

Fifteen UMPD officers were stationed in riot gear to assist with crowds during the peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on June 6.