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The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

Amanda Levenson, Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The Hatch has resurrected after being unused for years, once again becoming a home for students rather than storage.

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Ellison, McGovern discuss future of progressivism and the Democratic Party

Ellison, McGovern discuss future of progressivism and the Democratic Party

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Mn.), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, joined local congressman Jim McGovern Saturday night at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for an even titled “Progressive Politics in the Age of Trump

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When it comes to UMass athletics, apathy breeds mediocrity

When it comes to UMass athletics, apathy breeds mediocrity

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The problem, of course, is that the students and alumni, by and large, simply don’t care.

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Pat Kelsey era over before it starts

Pat Kelsey era over before it starts

Cameron Merritt, Writer
March 24, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

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

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