Amherst Wire

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apartment fire on Kellogg Avenue

Apartment fire on Kellogg Avenue

Chris Ingerson, Audience Engagement Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The residents of the complex are not allowed back inside for another hour, so police and firefighters can go in and assess the damage.

DA releases more information on Fearing Street death

DA releases more information on Fearing Street death

Nicole DeFeudis, Managing Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office issued a statement Wednesday providing more information on the death of a 20-year-old Wayland man, who died late Friday night, Sept. 15, or early the next morning on Fearing Street.

The party’s over: University takes disciplinary action against two popular fraternities

The party’s over: University takes disciplinary action against two popular fraternities

Stephanie Murray, Nicole DeFeudis, and Abigail Desvergnes

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Theta Chi and Phi Sigma Kappa were placed on interim suspension as the university investigates potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

Maps and machine guns: UMass ROTC is back in action

Maps and machine guns: UMass ROTC is back in action

Jon Decker, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Cadets from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minuteman Battalion headed for Montague to conduct their first training of the year on Saturday.

Local leaders hold DACA teach-in

Local leaders hold DACA teach-in

Michael Connors, Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized

Immigration experts, local leaders and professors came together at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday night to contribute in a public discussion of immigration policy and the recent termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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