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‘My Blackness Is…’ artists reflect upon the role of art in their lives

By McKenna Premus, Assistant Social Media Editor February 28, 2021
“That’s what Black Lives Matter is – we’re proclaiming that Black lives matter too, we have always mattered. And for me… ‘My Blackness Is…’ is a way of showing how our lives matter,” Sabine Jacques said.
Nina Walat

W.E.B. Du Bois Center launches fundraising campaign

By Konah Brownell, Collegian Correspondent February 28, 2021
“What we want is for people to be aware that we're here, that we're doing what we can to, to keep Du Bois’ legacy going. To keep fighting for what he wanted, which is a better society.”
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‘The Pied Piper of Amherst:’ James Baldwin’s years at UMass and the Five Colleges

By Sophia Gardner and Talia Heisey February 28, 2021
“He'd walk in, completely extemporaneously and give beautiful lectures, just completely, completely shaken and coherent, as if he had been working on it for like a year.”
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Radicalizing the classroom: John H. Bracey’s path to UMass

By Tristan Smith, Collegian Contributor February 28, 2021
John H. Bracey’s path to UMass was preceded by a career of activism that was paramount in shaping the civil rights movement.
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UMass frontline employees worry about safety after students return to campus

By Tim Scalona and Irina Costache February 27, 2021
“There's so many [workers] versus so many students. The ratio is insane... it's hard to enforce and just keep track of everybody.”
Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa placed on interim suspension following reports of gatherings during self-sequester period

Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa placed on interim suspension following reports of gatherings during self-sequester period

By Sophia Gardner and Matt Berg February 26, 2021
“As part of their interim suspension, all activities – including recruitment activities – must cease until the investigation is completed,” said Blaguzewski. 
‘It’s crazy in there’: Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa host gatherings during UMass' self-sequester period

‘It’s crazy in there’: Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa host gatherings during UMass’ self-sequester period

By Matt Berg, Managing Editor February 26, 2021
The Daily Collegian confirmed that both fraternities hosted gatherings Saturday night that broke COVID-19 guidelines. Alpha Sigma Phi hosted another Friday night. 
UMass allows Theta Chi to recruit while under interim suspension, contradicting Code of Student Conduct

UMass allows Theta Chi to recruit while under interim suspension, contradicting Code of Student Conduct

By Matt Berg and Sophia Gardner February 25, 2021
“Theta Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity has received notice from UMass stating that the chapter may resume operations,” said Adam Hollander, the Theta Chi alumni president.
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UMass students reveal why they decided to move out only weeks into the semester

By Rachael Dionisio, Collegian Contributor February 24, 2021
Some students decided to cancel their housing following the recent shifts in operational posture.
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SGA demands changes to green checkmark compliance in weekly meeting

By Alex Genovese, Collegian Staff February 23, 2021
The proposed changes include continuing to allow access to remote classes and to end checking for compliance to enter in-person classes or enter the dining hall.
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On campus or off? Freshmen reflect on the challenges and benefits of the decision of where to live

By Grace Fiori, Esther Muhlmann, and Sophia Tsekov February 22, 2021
Freshman reflect on health risks, finances and social life both on and off campus. 
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UMass will lower campus risk level to ‘Elevated,’ with notable caveats

By Will Katcher, Assistant News Editor February 19, 2021
Students failing to get tested twice weekly will lose access to remote courses, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said.
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