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UMass reports 100 new COVID-19 cases and a 1.27 percent positivity rate for the week of Sept. 15-21

By Saliha Bayrak, Assistant News Editor September 23, 2021
UMass reports a decrease in COVID-19 cases and beginning of flu vaccination clinics.
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Students discuss sexual assault on campus and Theta Chi protests at ‘Women-Led Gathering’

By McKenna Premus and Sara Abdelouahed September 23, 2021
The student-led gathering aimed to center the voices of students who have experienced sexual assault.
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SGA reconvenes for fall semester, introduces cabinet, committee chairs and approves fall 2021 election results

By Alex Genovese, Assistant News Editor September 23, 2021
The UMass SGA hosted their first in-person event since spring 2020, introducing new cabinet and committee chairs at weekly meeting.
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Students respond to Chancellor’s email regarding protests against sexual assault

By Catherine Hanewich, Collegian Correspondent September 23, 2021
Responding to protests that took place outside of Theta Chi fraternity, the University said it cannot take action “without actionable evidence.” Students respond to the email.
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‘It feels empowering to have this many people:’ Hundreds of students gather for second night of Theta Chi protests 

By Sophia Gardner, Sara Abdelouahed, and Ella Adams September 21, 2021
Survivors who shared their stories were met with support from the crowd.
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Students hold sit-in to protest Theta Chi fraternity

By Saliha Bayrak, Sophia Gardner, and Liesel Nygard September 20, 2021
“It’s about making sure the University does something.”
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UMass SGA releases statement in response to allegations against Theta Chi fraternity

By Alex Genovese, Assistant News Editor September 20, 2021
“Today, we write to you to stand unequivocally with survivors of sexual assault harassment, and to condemn the acts of these assaulters and the culture of silence and tolerance that protects them.”
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UMass addresses Theta Chi protests in email to the UMass community

By Ana Pietrewicz, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2021

In an email to the University of Massachusetts student body, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy addressed the protests that took place outside of the Theta Chi fraternity house yesterday afternoon and evening....

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UMass Farmer’s Market: A center of student expression and sustainability

By Lucas Ruud, Collegian Contributor September 19, 2021

After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UMass Farmer’s Market has returned for the fall season. Since 2011, UMass Permaculture and UMass Student Farms have organized a weekly market to...

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UMass School of Nursing receives $21.5 million gift, largest cash gift in UMass Amherst history

By Alex Genovese, Assistant News Editor September 19, 2021

On Thursday, the University of Massachusetts announced that the College of Nursing will receive a $21.5 million gift from the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation. The gift follows two other major...

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‘There’s no place for rapists at UMass:’ Students gather near Theta Chi house in protest after accusations of sexual assault surface

By Sophia Gardner, Ana Pietrewicz, and McKenna Premus September 19, 2021

Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. A crowd of an estimated 300 protestors formed on campus outside the Theta Chi fraternity on Sunday afternoon after...

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UMass reports 371 COVID-19 cases for the week of Sept. 8-14, announces new testing measures

By Sofi Shlepakov, Assistant News Editor September 17, 2021
Of the 500 unvaccinated individuals, who have been exempted from vaccination by medical or religious reasonings, 10.05 percent have tested positive.
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