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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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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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Casino gambling not bad for state lottery, study says

Casino gambling not bad for state lottery, study says

Cameron Merritt, Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase

Their research found that lottery revenue did not decrease after the Plainridge Park Casino opened in June 2015. The casino, located in Plainville, was the first facility of its kind in the state. Lottery revenue rose 4.37 percent, according to the study.

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Campus enforcement of pot ban is hazy, students say

Campus enforcement of pot ban is hazy, students say

Jack Danberg, Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The conflict between state and federal law could not be clearer, but it leaves many students and institutions in a precarious situation.

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Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

Allyson Morin, Contributor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The lecture, “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” came at a time of uncertainty and political turmoil in America. A mix of university students, faculty and community members attended the lecture on the evening of NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois’ 149th birthday.

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