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Chancellor Subbaswamy responds to demands for ‘sanctuary campus’

Chancellor Subbaswamy responds to demands for ‘sanctuary campus’

Caeli Chesin, Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy emailed a statement to the campus community in response to demands for a ‘sanctuary campus’ and immigrant protections at a walkout on Wednesday.

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‘Election 2016: What happened? What is likely to happen?’

‘Election 2016: What happened? What is likely to happen?’

Allyson Morin, Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

In the wake of a difficult and polarizing election, a panel discussion featuring professors from a diverse range of disciplines was held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Wednesday night.

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UMass students and staff join nationwide walkout to demand ‘sanctuary campus’

UMass students and staff join nationwide walkout to demand ‘sanctuary campus’

Danielle Haley, Contributor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Becoming a sanctuary campus would mean turning the university into a safe haven to protect students at risk of being deported in light of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed policies.

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Whitmore bathroom occupation susupended following agreement with administration

Whitmore bathroom occupation susupended following agreement with administration

Bryan Bowman, Camps News Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

All returned to normal Wednesday after leaders of GLU met with members of UMass administration and came to an agreement.

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WATCH: High school students stage walkout to address Trump’s impact

WATCH: High school students stage walkout to address Trump’s impact

Caeli Chesin, Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase

“It’s to show the community, the world and anyone that will listen that just because we’re kids and we can’t vote, that doesn’t mean our voices aren’t going to be heard,” said Abigail Morris, event coordinator and Amherst-Pelham High School Junior.

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More than 1,600 protesters denounce Trump in Springfield

More than 1,600 protesters denounce Trump in Springfield

Morgan Hughes and Carson McGrath

November 14, 2016


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

Springfield Police estimated over 1,600 Five College Students, Springfield residents, families and community members gathered at Court Square Sunday in an anti-Trump march.

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Giovanna Dell’Orto sheds light on refugee crisis

Giovanna Dell’Orto sheds light on refugee crisis

Elissa Borden, Contributor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Journalist and professor Giovanna Dell’Orto gave a talk called “Illegals Here, Refugees There, Crisis Everywhere: Journalism Tackles Immigration into the US and EU” on Thursday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Voters nix slots parlor ballot referendum

Voters nix slots parlor ballot referendum

Wei Cai, Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

The results are in, and there will not be a new slots parlor casino in Massachusetts.

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Students gather on Goodell Lawn to stand in solidarity against Trump win

Students gather on Goodell Lawn to stand in solidarity against Trump win

Carson McGrath, Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

Students and community members gathered Friday afternoon on Goodell Lawn in solidarity. It was a time for people to express themselves in response to Donald Trump's presidential victory.

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Fear, outrage and shock — UMass students react to Trump’s victory

Fear, outrage and shock — UMass students react to Trump’s victory

Bryan Bowman and Morgan Hughes

November 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

As it became apparent Republican candidate Donald Trump would be named the next president of the United States — despite enormous odds — a telling quiet enveloped campus.

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College students march to Boston Common in an anti-Trump protest

College students march to Boston Common in an anti-Trump protest

Morgan Hughes, Campus News Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters gathered on Boston Common on Wednesday night.

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‘Ignite Your Right: Humanity Against Trump’ protest Friday at UMass

‘Ignite Your Right: Humanity Against Trump’ protest Friday at UMass

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase

A demonstration in response to Donald Trump's presidential victory will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Friday at 1 p.m. on the lawn outside of Goodell Hall.

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