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Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

An average day on the UMass Hadley Farm became a springtime miracle when Luna the ewe birthed five lambs on April 7.

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UMass Amherst launches School of Earth and Sustainability

UMass Amherst launches School of Earth and Sustainability

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst officially launched the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), the first school to bridge two colleges, on Wednesday, April 19.

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Getting help off-campus: Local therapists offer alternatives to CCPH

Getting help off-campus: Local therapists offer alternatives to CCPH

Elissa Borden, Contributor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, In-Depth, Showcase, The Weight They Carry

For students struggling with mental health or stress, it can be hard to take the first step and reach out for help. On-campus resources, such the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), may not be able to see students right away. By the time a student’s appointment comes along, the stress may have already passed or become too much of a burden.

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Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Employees had been purposely misreporting extra employment hours and misusing campus resources.

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‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Noam Chomsky, a renowned linguist and intellectual, gave a lecture titled, “Prospects For Survival” to a crowd of several thousand people at the Mullins Center.

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Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

“There are always ‘what if’s’ in situations like this,” Adara North said.

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Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

For the first time in University of Massachusetts Amherst history, the Minuteman Marching Band will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Faith Gregory, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant rights activist, spoke to University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty and community members 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Student Union Ballroom.

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WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about immigration and journalism

WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about immigration and journalism

Amherst Wire Staff
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, WireTV

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke with UMass Journalism students Tuesday morning as part of his day-long visit to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Vargas spoke about undocumented immigrants, his journalism career and the sanctuary city movement. Vargas was interviewed by UMass Journalism...

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Amherst Wire Staff
April 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, WireTV

Professors discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

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Elizabeth Warren to speak at 2017 UMass Amherst commencement

Elizabeth Warren to speak at 2017 UMass Amherst commencement

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has been named the 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst commencement speaker.

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UMass IT program showcases new tech at annual summit

UMass IT program showcases new tech at annual summit
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Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Information technology. The incredible world that makes it possible to print miniature Pikachus, laser-engrave a name onto a mug in seconds and walk into a house before it’s even built.

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