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From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Technology

Just four months after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dave Liebowitz left his home in Northern New Jersey and ventured some 3,000 miles to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dream job.

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UMass professor Sut Jhally responds to being named to list of ‘radicals’

UMass professor Sut Jhally responds to being named to list of ‘radicals’

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Campus, Showcase

“This really stupid thing that has nothing substantive behind it has gotten so much press,” Jhally said.

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Students rejoice as Baby Berk 2 revives old menu

Students rejoice as Baby Berk 2 revives old menu

Elissa Borden, Contributor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Campus, Food/Health, Showcase

The new menu has most of the melts that were on the menu in previous years, including the "BB2 BBQ," a sandwich featuring pulled pork and macaroni and cheese.

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Pro-flag protesters to return to Hampshire College Sunday

Pro-flag protesters to return to Hampshire College Sunday

Carson McGrath, Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Protesters calling for Hampshire College to replace the American flag on their campus are planning to return to the school on Sunday at 12 p.m. for a rally called #RaiseOurFlag.

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Sue Dreyer: the UMass ‘squirrel lady’

Sue Dreyer: the UMass ‘squirrel lady’

Caeli Chesin, Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase

Dreyer sees her animals as more than just rodents or another facet of a natural system. She cherishes them and builds real relationships with the animals she encounters.

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Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Music blasts over the murmur of conversation as about 80 students sit in the darkness of a half-filled Herter auditorium staring at a chalkboard that reads, “Thankfulla’ Shit."

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The art of the Chinese yo-yo

The art of the Chinese yo-yo

Wei Cai, Writer
November 29, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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