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Work of Frederick C. Tillis leaves a lasting impression at UMass

By Sofi Shlepakov, Assistant News Editor February 28, 2022

Dr. Frederick Tillis started working at the University of Massachusetts in 1970 and in his time at UMass, shaped and progressed musical studies. Tillis was the director of the Fine Arts Center for almost...

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‘It’s important for us to be unified’: A Q&A with leadership from Black Women in Medicine at UMass

By Sophia Gardner, News Editor February 28, 2022

In the spring of 2020, Attiya Nurse started a new group —now a Registered Student Organization— to bring together Black women in medicine. Since then, she and her executive board have been holding...

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The history of W.E.B. Du Bois

By George Prodanas, Collegian Contributor February 28, 2022

Many University of Massachusetts students are familiar with W.E.B Du Bois, the namesake of the University’s library, but have only a rudimentary understanding of who he was. To help remedy this, UMass...

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‘Ashes to Ashes’ details the last living survivor of an attempted lynching

By Jack Underhill, Collegian Contributor February 28, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Massachusetts College of Humanities and Fine Arts hosted a virtual screening on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 23 of Taylor Rees’ award-winning short...

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SGA votes on ballot referendum

By Sophie Hauck, Collegian Contributor February 24, 2022

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Government Association met on Wednesday night to discuss five referendums that will appear on the SGA spring election ballot. The election will feature...

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The rundown on the Spotify and Joe Rogan situation, UMass students and professors weigh in

By Caitlin Reardon, Collegian Staff February 24, 2022

Music is Spotify’s very lifeblood. It’s how the platform came to be the number one-used audio streaming service on a global scale. So why have the folk rock stars Neil Young and Joni Mitchell walked...

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‘This is the best day of my life’: Jack Harlow to perform at UMass for Spring Concert

By Sophia Gardner, News Editor February 23, 2022

Jack Harlow will be performing at the University of Massachusetts 2022 Spring Concert on May 1 at the Mullins Center. The University announced Harlow’s attendance via an email from Campus Pulse, which...

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Using her words: How Rabia Saeed’s writing challenges tradition in both Pakistan and the U.S.

By Ava Aldrich, Collegian Correspondent February 22, 2022
For me, reading is one of the reasons for living. It gives me more or as much pleasure as relationships and friendships,” writes Ava Aldrich.
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Playing cards could help solve these Hampshire County unsolved cases 

By Liesel Nygard, Collegian Staff February 21, 2022

The Massachusetts State Police are circulating playing cards featuring unsolved cases throughout prisons across the state to gather tips from prisoners. Three cases will be from Hampshire County. Out...

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‘Within any culture, you can find your Afrofuture:’ CHC celebrates Black Heritage Month with Ruth E. Carter on Afrofuture and costume design

By Grace Fiori, Collegian Staff February 21, 2022

The Amherst community gathered on Feb. 17 at Bowker Auditorium for the annual Black Heritage Month Celebration keynote presentation, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College...

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Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe leads book talk on imprisonment and disabilities

By Olivia Capriotti, Collegian Contributor February 18, 2022

On Wednesday, the third event of the Disability Identity, Culture and Community Speaker Series was held online. This series is part of the Campus Climate Improvement Grant, which is sponsored by the Office...

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UMass SGA votes to increase student fees

By Alex Genovese, Assistant News Editor February 17, 2022

At the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association meeting Wednesday evening, the Senate convened to vote on increasing the Student Activities Trust Fund fee. According to the motion,...

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