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Amherst Wire 360: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Amherst Wire 360: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Morgan Hughes and Joshua Murray

March 19, 2017


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

Free and open to the public, anyone can visit the Botanic Gardens of Smith College and walk from greenhouse to greenhouse to explore the exotic rainforests, crisp tulip gardens and rows of precious succulents.

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The Derek Kellogg era at UMass comes to a close

The Derek Kellogg era at UMass comes to a close

Cameron Merritt, Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Sports

Derek Kellogg's nine-season stint as the head coach of University of Massachusetts Amherst men's basketball is over

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Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Contributor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, Technology

A new Design Building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst officially opened last week.

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Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Reporter S.P. Sullivan speaks about the ethics of covering sexual assault

Juhi Dasrath, Contributor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Reporter at NJ.com and University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism alum S.P. Sullivan spoke to a group of journalism students about ethical coverage of his recent piece on sexual assault inside a New Jersey prison.

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Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

Allyson Morin, Contributor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

The lecture, “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” came at a time of uncertainty and political turmoil in America. A mix of university students, faculty and community members attended the lecture on the evening of NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois’ 149th birthday.

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Divest UMass holds teach-in on building solidarity networks and economies

Divest UMass holds teach-in on building solidarity networks and economies

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

A panel of local and national leaders at the forefront of a grassroots movement for a ‘solidarity economy’ spoke Wednesday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall.

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WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

WATCH: UMass students strike for sanctuary campus last week

Jon Decker, Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held a strike to further demand the UMass system become sanctuary campuses.

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Southwest Express halts delivery service

Southwest Express halts delivery service

Michael Hickey, Contributor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

In a sudden upset move, Southwest Café’s delivery service Southwest Express has been discontinued, leaving some on-campus students unhappy.

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Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Amherst mourns death of citizen journalist Larry Kelley

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase

Roughly 30 friends, family and community members gathered Monday in the Amherst Town Common to mourn the loss of the established town figure, who died Friday afternoon in a car crash.

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SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

SLIDESHOW: Words of love cover Student Union at student strike

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Students held a strike Friday to make UMass Amherst a Sanctuary Campus.

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WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

Jon Decker, Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

The UMass ROTC Minuteman Battalion saw a new light shined on the new and growing battle ground of cyberspace by Andre Golden, a force integration specialist of the U.S. Army’s new cyber division.

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UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

UMass students to walk out, strike Friday for a Sanctuary Campus

Wei Cai, Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 17, students and community will go on strike at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s in hopes of having the campus become a Sanctuary Campus.

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