Amherst Wire

UMass Journalism alumni share wisdom with undergrads

UMass Journalism alumni share wisdom with undergrads

Abigail Desvergnes, Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A panel of seven distinguished University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism alumni — from The Washington Post to Yahoo! Sports — shared advice and personal stories with journalism majors and faculty in the Old Chapel on Thursday evening.

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Outing Club hosts kayak lessons at Totman pool

Outing Club hosts kayak lessons at Totman pool

Jon Decker, Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Totman Gymnasium pool was busy Tuesday night, but not with swimmers. The water was filled with plastic kayaks and UMass students who were taking their first lessons in whitewater kayaking.

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Students lead composting initiative

Students lead composting initiative

Brian Choquet, Contributor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life

Being named one of top 50 most sustainable schools in the country, here’s how UMass students are using compost to keep sustainable.

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Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for ‘smart band-aids’

Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for ‘smart band-aids’

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

Gov. Charlie Baker awarded University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers a $500,000 grant on Friday for the development of flexible, wearable electronics, or “smart band-aids.”

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‘Sleepless @ UMass’ gives strategies for restful sleep

‘Sleepless @ UMass’ gives strategies for restful sleep

Michael Connors, Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

The common issue of sleep inconsistency and deprivation among college students was the main focus of “Sleepless @ UMass," a sleep fair and lecture held Wednesday afternoon in the Student Union Ballroom co-organized by the the UMass Center for Health Promotion and Campus Recreation.

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New ’emergency assembly areas’ added outside dorms

New ’emergency assembly areas’ added outside dorms

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

New signs popped up over the summer outside of University of Massachusetts Amherst residence halls in an effort to better distinguish predefined "emergency assembly areas."

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Southern Poverty Law Center talks hate crimes and race at UMass Amherst

Southern Poverty Law Center talks hate crimes and race at UMass Amherst

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The Southern Poverty Law Center addressed the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday about the current state of hate and extremism in the United States.

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Bringing back the Dada days: UMass student brings surrealism to age of fake news

Bringing back the Dada days: UMass student brings surrealism to age of fake news

Jon Decker, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

In the age of fake news, local student Adam Smith is launching his very own reality bending publication in print on campus after going on a surrealist odyssey across America.

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Neglected behind bars: Incarcerated women face unique health challenges

Neglected behind bars: Incarcerated women face unique health challenges

Faith Gregory, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences is addressing an important problem: Incarcerated women have poor access to health care. This challenge was addressed Wednesday evening at a panel called “Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Jus...

East Pleasant Street closed for paving

East Pleasant Street closed for paving

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

East Pleasant Street will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 for paving.

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Two decades later, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Lady Hurricanes honored at reunion

Two decades later, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Lady Hurricanes honored at reunion

Cameron Merritt, Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

The 1992-93 Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Lady Hurricanes Basketball team gained national attention when they became the center of a best-selling book by journalism prof Madeleine Blais. They reunited over the weekend at the University of Massachusetts Hotel to be inducted into the ARHS Hall of Fame.

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University will not recognize Theta Chi until further notice

University will not recognize Theta Chi until further notice

Nicole DeFeudis and Stephanie Murray

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

The university slapped Theta Chi with an interim suspension last week and launched an investigation into a potential violation of the Student Code of Conduct following a Sept. 16 party.

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