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Wire News Round Up - 2.22.2021

Wire News Round Up – 2.22.2021

New campus operational posture, this week's weather and more.
Nicole Biagioni and Ethan Brayall-Brown February 22, 2021
Catch Nicole Biagioni and Ethan Brayall-Brown debut the first episode of their campus updates broadcast
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Campus operational poster set to lower from “High Risk” to “Elevated”

New email by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy goes over the new conditions and plan for UMass students
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer February 19, 2021
In addition to these specifications, the Student Union will open if the conditions of public health improve. Only students with the Campus Health Hub green checkmark will be allowed entry. All public health guidelines will be strictly monitored. 
Person administering shot courtesy of discoverysociety.org

UMass Amherst begins administering the COVID-19 vaccine at it’s new clinic

Clinic planner explains the process of vaccination and clinic procedures
Talia Heisey, Writer February 10, 2021
UMass' COVID vaccine clinic opened on Jan. 14, and continuing throughout the spring semester, this clinic is one of 49 other vaccination sites across the state, which has been administering a two-dose Moderna vaccine. 
Theta Chi house courtesy of thetachiumass.com

UMass fraternity throws party against COVID-19 restrictions

Students express strong emotions against first documented large gathering
Nicole Biagioni, Writer February 9, 2021
The UMass community reacts to the COVID-spreading party that took place at the Theta Chi fraternity this past weekend.
Picture from the San Francisco Bay View courtesy of Google Images

Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
Talia Heisey, Writer November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
Abbie Gracie, Co-News Editor November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 
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Everything you need to know about the 2020 Presidential elections in MA

Biden won Massachusetts, but how this election will end remains unclear
Amherst Wire Staff November 7, 2020
Former vice-president, Joe Biden is projected to win Massachusetts with 11 electoral votes on election night.
Southwest Residence Hall/ News Editor Abbie Gracie

UMass announces plans for Spring 2021 semester

The university announced their plan via email early this afternoon
Ethan Brayall-Brown, Writer October 23, 2020
First-year students, new transfer students for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, those enrolled in face-to-face classes and students that depend on the university for housing and food are officially invited to live on campus for the spring semester.
Artwork by Kacey Connolly.

The Zoo Report: Dan Norment on in person classes during COVID-19

Kacey Connolly and Chloe Lindahl October 8, 2020
Tune in to hear Kacey and Chloe's latest hot takes.
COVID-19 Update(s): What we know right now

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

More information to come in the coming weeks
Joanna Buoniconti, Brianna Silva, and Talia Heisey September 25, 2020
Thirteen students living off-campus have tested positive for the coronavirus. In-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. We'll provide daily updates from Whitmore and beyond.
The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

The passing of the Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sets the stage for a nasty political fight

Faith Cardoza, Politics/Op-Ed Editor September 19, 2020
She was the director of of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and argued for six major cases to the Supreme Court regarding gender equality. Her position on the Supreme Court now being vacant has the power to shape the nation for generations to come.
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 14, 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.”
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