Amherst Wire

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

A new Faculty Senate proposal could end the SBS Global Education requirement

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

The Faculty Senate has made a proposal to get rid of the Global Education requirement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

 Zeta Beta Tau exemplifies brotherly love with GoFundMe for sick brother

Brian Choquet, Photo Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

UMass fraternity Zeta Beta Tau has started a GoFundMe campaign for their sick brother, Jonathan Townsend.

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Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Propelled by local talent, UMass Men’s Soccer wins league

Cameron Merritt, Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Some of the same kids who watched the UMass Minutemen win the Atlantic 10 season title nine years ago are now playing for the Minutemen, and have done just the same thing.

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Kids invade Northeast Residential Area for spooky tricks and sweet treats

Kids invade Northeast Residential Area for spooky tricks and sweet treats

Rachel Symes, Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

While some children wandered their neighborhoods knocking on strangers' doors for candy on Tuesday evening, others ran up and down the residence halls of Northeast Residential Area, knocking on any door with a “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome” sign.

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UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

UMass graduate students rally for livable wages

Elissa Borden, Assistant Campus News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Life

The UMass Graduate Employees Organization staged a protest at Whitmore Tuesday afternoon to demand an 18 percent wage increase for graduate students.

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Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Dragging it out: Justin Petrie works to expand drag culture at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Justin Petrie’s first attempt at painting his face was awful. Petrie, 19 at the time, slathered special effect makeup all over his face in preparation for a night out on the Providence, Rhode Island drag scene.

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The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

The grass is always greener for Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass student and SGA Secretary of Sustainability Ainsley Brosnan-Smith works hard within the UMass community to create a sustainable campus.

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Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Greeno Sub Shop is hosting “Spooktacular,” a three-day event to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

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UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

UMass senior raises money and collects resources for Puerto Rico

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

UMass senior Bahati Nkera has been working tirelessly to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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First annual [email protected] kicks off

First annual Sustainathon@UMass kicks off

Brian Choquet, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

For 24 hours, students teamed up to solve sustainability issues facing UMass at the first ever [email protected]

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reflects on triumphs and failures of economics

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reflects on triumphs and failures of economics

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman delivered the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture in the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Thursday evening.

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UMass officials identify driver who struck pedestrian on Eastman Lane

UMass officials identify driver who struck pedestrian on Eastman Lane

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Just days after a university-wide email about the dangers of solar glare, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Eastman Lane, and police believe solar glare played a part.

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