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Divest UMass holds teach-in on building solidarity networks and economies

Divest UMass holds teach-in on building solidarity networks and economies

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

A panel of local and national leaders at the forefront of a grassroots movement for a ‘solidarity economy’ spoke Wednesday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall.

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WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

Jon Decker, Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held a strike to further demand the UMass system become sanctuary campuses.

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Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

Sabrina Negron, Contributor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Eric Westervelt, education correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR) discussed issues of education policy under the Trump administration in conversation with University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Dr. Stephen Sireci at the university’s Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall on Friday, Feb. 17.

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SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor
February 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Students held a strike Friday to make UMass Amherst a Sanctuary Campus.

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WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

Jon Decker, Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

The UMass ROTC Minuteman Battalion saw a new light shined on the new and growing battle ground of cyberspace by Andre Golden, a force integration specialist of the U.S. Army’s new cyber division.

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UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

Wei Cai, Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 17, students and community will go on strike at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s in hopes of having the campus become a Sanctuary Campus.

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Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

Campus magician auditions for America’s Got Talent

My Ninh, Contributor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

"I literally could not speak at one point, and my friend had to calm me down. I’ve never been that nervous in my life,” said Salant.

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People’s Market pushes for dining dollars as The Hatch looms

People’s Market pushes for dining dollars as The Hatch looms

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

It is not unusual for new customers at People’s Market to walk away from their first transaction empty-handed after learning they cannot use their meal plan.

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UMass professor gives lecture on drinking water

UMass professor gives lecture on drinking water

Mackenzie Webb, Contributor
February 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Reckhow advocated for a more decentralized system for water supply and treatment.

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