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UMass Amherst announces new furloughs

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Talia Heisey, News Writer

September 16, 2020

Chancellor Subaswammy has announced a round of new furloughs of UMass staff due to the approximate 170 million dollars in financial losses incurred by the pandemic.

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

It’s time that faculty-student relationships, in all forms, are prohibited at UMass Amherst

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editors

September 15, 2020

Other colleges within the five-college-consortium have taken the initiative to ban faculty-student romantic relationships, while in a Masslive article it was stated that at UMass they are only “strongly discouraged.”

Judging Books By Their Covers: YA novel, “Say What You Will,” highlights a nuanced perspective on mental and physical disabilities

Judging Books By Their Covers: YA novel, “Say What You Will,” highlights a nuanced perspective on mental and physical disabilities

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editor

September 14, 2020

The novel offers a refreshing perspective on the genre that features two main characters learning to cope with their mental and physical disabilities.

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

September 4, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at universities across the country, officials from UMass and the Town of Amherst held a virtual community forum to discuss how they are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

App of the week: AllTrails

App of the week: AllTrails

Emma Sammuli, Lifestyle Editor

September 2, 2020

AllTrails is the perfect app to download this fall for hikers of all experience levels.

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing ‘a beloved community’

U-Más Fuerte Together: Establishing 'a beloved community'

Joanna Buoniconti, Managing Editor

August 14, 2020

"It is a big platform that we’re trying to share with as many people as possible. And we're trying to ensure that when we’re creating this, it’s truly a better community for everybody."

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey

August 6, 2020

In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Sarah Walsh, Contributing Writer

July 19, 2020

Winchester Hospital has seen a major influx of patients due to COVID-19. Chrissie Quill, a nurse manager at the hospital, talks about how the staff have adjusted to treating their patients and her personal experience with COVID-19.

Boycott! Divest! Sanction!: An Open Letter to the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate and Massachusetts Society of Professors

Boycott! Divest! Sanction!: An Open Letter to the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate and Massachusetts Society of Professors

Timmy Sullivan

July 19, 2020

I am writing today to implore you and your colleagues to act with similar moral conviction as you did in October and to translate that commitment to academic freedom into symbolic and material action, by authoring and passing a BDS resolution through the Faculty Senate and the Massachusetts Society of Professors. 

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

Ella Adams, Contributing Writer

July 18, 2020

Dr. Mark Denison, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, talks about the history of coronaviruses, the future of COVID-19 and how we can protect ourselves.

Trustee Woolridge: It’s Time for UMass to Live Up to Its Promise

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UMass Racial Justice Coalition

July 16, 2020

The Racial Justice Coalition works to take many of the action items listed in Trustee Woolridge’s piece and make them a reality. We strive to make UMass Amherst truly reflective of the values it promotes. Hate has a home at our university, despite claims to the contrary.

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