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Students react after Hadley Planet Fitness bars UMass students due to COVID-19 risk

By Chris McLaughlin, Assistant News Editor February 19, 2021
Students expressed disappointment after losing one of the few outlets to regularly get out of the house amid heightened restrictions, online classes and frigid weather.
Nina Walat/Daily Collegian

What Went Wrong Part III — The Quarantine

Interviews with more than a dozen students paint a picture of an unenforced quarantine in which students can continue their normal, social college lifestyle within the isolation space if they choose. 
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‘The Arts as a Praxis of Liberation’: CHC hosts annual Black History Month event

By Konah Brownell, Collegian Correspondent February 18, 2021
“This power of language, this power of naming, this power of how we show up fully, that has been the way my art has been used as a praxis of liberation in my work.”
Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

Graduate students moved from Southwest apartments with 24-hour notice to make space for quarantine housing

By Cassie McGrath, News Editor February 17, 2021
“The place that we thought was the safest is no longer safe for us.”
Nina Walat/Daily Collegian

What Went Wrong: Part II — The Contact Tracing

By Cassie McGrath, Will Katcher, and Sofi Shlepakov February 16, 2021
A record-breaking wave of cases overwhelmed UMass’ contact tracing system, leaving students with the virus in dorms days after testing positive and causing the school to seek help from the state in managing the situation.
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Nearly 190 Residential Life staff members declare ‘no confidence’ in Chancellor Subbaswamy’s administration

By McKenna Premus, Collegian Staff February 16, 2021
“We tried to warn you”: RA/PM Union publishes open letter to Chancellor Subbaswamy.
Judith Gibson-Okunieff

UMass Taiwanese and Chinese Student Association hosts Lunar New Year event

By Patrick Nie, Collegian Staff February 16, 2021
Students came together to celebrate and learn more about the Lunar New Year in a virtual event.
Students working off-campus jobs grapple with UMass’ self-sequester directive

Students working off-campus jobs grapple with UMass’ self-sequester directive

By McKenna Premus and Leigh Appelstein February 15, 2021
Those off-campus jobs are expected to adhere to the self-sequester directive.
McKenna Premus/Daily Collegian

Restrictions on outdoor exercise lifted effective Saturday

By McKenna Premus, Assistant Social Media Editor February 13, 2021
UMass lifts restrictions on outdoor exercise, all other restrictions remain in effect.
Nina Walat/Daily Collegian

What Went Wrong: Part I — The Dorms

By Will Katcher, Sofi Shlepakov, and Cassie McGrath February 13, 2021
This story, along with two parts to be released in the coming days, tells the story of what went wrong at UMass. Part I explores the on-campus living situation in which the virus spread.
McKenna Premus / Daily Collegian

SGA holds town hall to address concerns around COVID-19 spike

By Sophia Gardner, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2021
SGA outlines their response to influx of COVID-19 cases on campus.
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