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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Ramesh Sitaraman

By Mustafa Almutawa, Collegian Correspondent November 30, 2021
“As scientists, we should really be a lot more curiosity-driven.”
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UMass known by racist mascot for 24 years

By Sara Abdelouahed, Assistant Podcast Producer November 30, 2021
UMass students voted to adopt the mascot name the “Redmen” in 1948. But when the Minuteman replaced the racist name, students were vocal on both sides of the change.
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Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program makes numerous changes after $2.5M grant

By Mahidhar Sai Lakkavaram, Assistant Social Media Editor November 30, 2021

In January 2020, the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts was awarded with a $2.5M grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. Titled, “Gathering...

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The Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center: UMass’ hub for Native heritage

By Lucas Ruud, Collegian Staff November 30, 2021
The JWECC and the power of a space designed for and by Native students.
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Sonya Atalay: cultivating partnerships with local Native communities and exploring Indigenous education frameworks

By Olivia Capriotti, Collegian Correspondent November 30, 2021

As the provost professor of the Department of Anthropology, Sonya Atalay, or more specifically, Sonya Bawshkiing Anungo Kwe Atalay, conceptualizes complex topics through Indigenous ways of teaching, hosting...

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Native American Student Association finds support in community, alumni

By Ella Adams, Assistant News Editor November 30, 2021

The Native American Student Association at the University of Massachusetts aims to create a supportive environment for Native students on campus and in the greater community. With a dedicated board, various...

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Rachel Beth Sayet: Indigenous educator, essential oil crafter and Reiki practitioner

By Mahidhar Sai Lakkavaram, Assistant Social Media Editor November 30, 2021

Rachel Beth Sayet, the newest addition to the Five Colleges, Inc's 'Gathering at the Crossroads' initiative, is an Indigenous educator, essential oil crafter and Reiki practitioner. As part of the Mellon...

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Land-grant universities: A legacy of Indigenous land dispossession

By Irina Costache, Assistant News Editor November 30, 2021
What does it mean to be a land grant institution?
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Native American and Indigenous creatives describe their experiences at UMass

By Saliha Bayrak, Assistant News Editor November 30, 2021

While nearly 200 University of Massachusetts students were occupying the Goodell building in March of 1997, Justin Beatty and the other Native students in the building would sing traditional Native songs...

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A history of Metawampe’s image on the UMass campus

By Sophia Gardner, News Editor November 30, 2021
“Here’s this mythical figure that doesn’t necessarily represent Native people...but at the same time there are very few things that are recognizably native on the campus.”
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Winchendon man arrested following reports of suspicious activity involving pouring water in vehicles’ fuel tanks

By McKenna Premus, Managing Editor November 28, 2021
The Nov. 14 incident at the Southampton Big Y was not the first offense.
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A revolutionary campus? A brief look at social movements over the years at UMass

By Saliha Bayrak and Caitlin Reardon November 27, 2021
As student organizing on campus has persisted and adapted through time, students continue to contemplate whether UMass’ student body is truly revolutionary and on the value of student organization.
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