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Pat Kelsey era over before it starts

Pat Kelsey era over before it starts

Cameron Merritt, Writer
March 24
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Just 35 minutes before he was scheduled to be unveiled as the next coach of the University of Massachusetts Men’s basketball team, Pat Kelsey, citing personal reasons, backed out.

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Do you have the right to do drugs? Experts debate at UMass

Do you have the right to do drugs? Experts debate at UMass

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 23
Filed under Campus, Showcase

This question was debated by Dr. David Murray, a former chief scientist for the federal government's Office of National Drug Control Policy under president George W. Bush, and Dr. Jeffrey Miron, a libertarian economist at Harvard University.

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Pending lawsuit and Kellogg’s firing not related, athletic director says

Pending lawsuit and Kellogg’s firing not related, athletic director says

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 19
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletic Director Ryan Bamford said in a statement released on Tuesday that there is “absolutely no connection” between the recent firing of Men’s Basketball Coach Derek Kellogg and a lawsuit filed in December implicating four current and former members of the team’s coaching staff.

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The Derek Kellogg era at UMass comes to a close

The Derek Kellogg era at UMass comes to a close

Cameron Merritt, Writer
March 10
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Derek Kellogg's nine-season stint as the head coach of University of Massachusetts Amherst men's basketball is over

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Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Contributor
March 7
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, Technology

A new Design Building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst officially opened last week.

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Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Juhi Dasrath, Contributor
March 7
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Reporter at NJ.com and University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism alum S.P. Sullivan spoke to a group of journalism students about ethical coverage of his recent piece on sexual assault inside a New Jersey prison.

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One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

One arrest, two medical transports over ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

Wei Cai, Writer
March 6
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

'Blarney Blowout' generated excitement for some and disappointment for others.

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‘Moving to Boston 101’ offers tips on moving to the city

‘Moving to Boston 101’ offers tips on moving to the city

Faith Gregory, Contributor
March 6
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association hosted a panel Thursday to give students tips for moving to metropolitan areas like Boston and New York City.

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University ramps up restrictions ahead of ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

University ramps up restrictions ahead of ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor
March 3
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus community plans for a safe and relatively calm Blarney weekend.

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UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

UMass senior attends World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Nicole DeFeudis, Assistant Campus News Editor
March 1
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

Rune Percy was inspired and motivated by his experience as a youth delegate at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

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White nationalist fliers appear in UMass parking lot

White nationalist fliers appear in UMass parking lot

Bryan Bowman and Parker Louison
March 1
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Fliers promoting Identity Evropa, an organization classified as a white nationalist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), were found on fixtures and the windows of cars in lot 44 on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Sunday evening.

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‘Women in International Journalism’ event addresses challenges, opportunities

‘Women in International Journalism’ event addresses challenges, opportunities

Amy Russes, Assistant Politics Editor
February 28
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department hosted a panel Monday titled, “Women in International Journalism: Discussing Challenges and Opportunities With Sulome Anderson and Kiran Nazish.”

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