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Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Ewe won’t believe this: UMass sheep gives birth to five lambs

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

An average day on the UMass Hadley Farm became a springtime miracle when Luna the ewe birthed five lambs on April 7.

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Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Physical Plant employees caught reporting fraudulent hours

Tiffany Khuu, Contributor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Employees had been purposely misreporting extra employment hours and misusing campus resources.

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‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

‘Doomsday clock’ close to midnight, Noam Chomsky tells audience at UMass Amherst

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Noam Chomsky, a renowned linguist and intellectual, gave a lecture titled, “Prospects For Survival” to a crowd of several thousand people at the Mullins Center.

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Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Hadley man arraigned following alleged bomb threat in Coolidge Hall

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

“There are always ‘what if’s’ in situations like this,” Adara North said.

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Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Minuteman Marching Band to perform at Tournament of Roses Parade

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

For the first time in University of Massachusetts Amherst history, the Minuteman Marching Band will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass

Faith Gregory, Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant rights activist, spoke to University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty and community members 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Elizabeth Warren to speak at 2017 UMass Amherst commencement

Elizabeth Warren to speak at 2017 UMass Amherst commencement

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has been named the 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst commencement speaker.

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UMass IT program showcases new tech at annual summit

UMass IT program showcases new tech at annual summit
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Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Information technology. The incredible world that makes it possible to print miniature Pikachus, laser-engrave a name onto a mug in seconds and walk into a house before it’s even built.

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The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

The Hatch reopens as a ‘freeform’ space for students

Amanda Levenson, Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

The Hatch has resurrected after being unused for years, once again becoming a home for students rather than storage.

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Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Loss, heritage and the artist’s life of Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría

Jackson Cote, Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Profiles, Showcase

As a native of Guayama, Puerto Rico, culture is a major influence in the art of Anaya-Alegría.

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UMass students safe after London attack, officials say

UMass students safe after London attack, officials say

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Study Abroad, Uncategorized

University of Massachusetts Amherst spokesperson Ed Blaguszewski released a statement saying university officials are in the process of confirming the safety of students studying abroad in the London area after an attack.

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Did political scientists fail us?

Did political scientists fail us?

John Coakley, Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

While nearly everyone and their Facebook friends failed to predict a Trump victory, many political scientists accurately predicted this shocking outcome. The problem is that they widely rejected their own findings.

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