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The art of the Chinese yo-yo

The art of the Chinese yo-yo

Wei Cai, Writer
November 29
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

The Chinese yo-yo is less of a toy than an artistic medium.

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Chancellor Subbaswamy responds to demands for ‘sanctuary campus’

Chancellor Subbaswamy responds to demands for ‘sanctuary campus’

Caeli Chesin, Writer
November 18
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy emailed a statement to the campus community in response to demands for a ‘sanctuary campus’ and immigrant protections at a walkout on Wednesday.

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University conducts campus climate survey for first time in a decade

University conducts campus climate survey for first time in a decade

Wei Cai, Writer
November 18
Filed under Campus, Student Life

All students, faculty and staff are invited to share their observations and input on various aspects of campus life.

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‘Election 2016: What happened? What is likely to happen?’

‘Election 2016: What happened? What is likely to happen?’

Allyson Morin, Writer
November 18
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

In the wake of a difficult and polarizing election, a panel discussion featuring professors from a diverse range of disciplines was held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Wednesday night.

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Columnist Ross Douthat talks conservatism, liberalism and the rise of Donald Trump

Columnist Ross Douthat talks conservatism, liberalism and the rise of Donald Trump

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 17
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

“When I was invited to speak I thought … that I would be speaking to you tonight in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s defeat."

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UMass students and staff join nationwide walkout to demand ‘sanctuary campus’

UMass students and staff join nationwide walkout to demand ‘sanctuary campus’

Danielle Haley, Contributor
November 17
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Becoming a sanctuary campus would mean turning the university into a safe haven to protect students at risk of being deported in light of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed policies.

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Whitmore bathroom occupation susupended following agreement with administration

Whitmore bathroom occupation susupended following agreement with administration

Bryan Bowman, Camps News Editor
November 17
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

All returned to normal Wednesday after leaders of GLU met with members of UMass administration and came to an agreement.

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Greek community rallies around ill fourth-grader

Greek community rallies around ill fourth-grader

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
November 15
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and members of the Amherst community rallied around a Vietnamese immigrant family with a lively 10-year-old son in need of a kidney transplant.

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UMass Amherst ROTC honors veterans in emotional ceremony

UMass Amherst ROTC honors veterans in emotional ceremony

Jon Decker, Writer
November 15
Filed under Campus, Showcase

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC held a joint ceremony for Veteran’s Day on Friday, packed with emotion and remembrance.

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Bathroom occupation begins at Whitmore Administration Building

Bathroom occupation begins at Whitmore Administration Building

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
November 15
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Students began occupying bathroom stalls and urinals in the Whoitmore Administration Building beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.

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More than 1,600 protesters denounce Trump in Springfield

More than 1,600 protesters denounce Trump in Springfield

Morgan Hughes and Carson McGrath
November 14
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Springfield Police estimated over 1,600 Five College Students, Springfield residents, families and community members gathered at Court Square Sunday in an anti-Trump march.

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Giovanna Dell’Orto sheds light on refugee crisis

Giovanna Dell’Orto sheds light on refugee crisis

Elissa Borden, Contributor
November 14
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Journalist and professor Giovanna Dell’Orto gave a talk called “Illegals Here, Refugees There, Crisis Everywhere: Journalism Tackles Immigration into the US and EU” on Thursday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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