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Life “upside-down”: How international students have taken UMass abroad

Life

Rebeca Pereira, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2020

Public universities and the college towns they are situated in rely on their ability to accommodate international students, but the fate of international students is only one of many considerations in the race to reopen.

Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 

Five safe fall activities to do around Amherst 

Christine Feeley, Contributor

September 29, 2020

These 5 fun activities are perfect for the new season, and can still be done during a pandemic.

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Virtual community forum held to discuss UMass and Town efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

September 4, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at universities across the country, officials from UMass and the Town of Amherst held a virtual community forum to discuss how they are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Sarah Walsh, Contributing Writer

July 19, 2020

Winchester Hospital has seen a major influx of patients due to COVID-19. Chrissie Quill, a nurse manager at the hospital, talks about how the staff have adjusted to treating their patients and her personal experience with COVID-19.

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

Ella Adams, Contributing Writer

July 18, 2020

Dr. Mark Denison, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, talks about the history of coronaviruses, the future of COVID-19 and how we can protect ourselves.

MASSPIRG co-hosts 50th Earth Day anniversary celebration for 100% renewable energy

MASSPIRG co-hosts 50th Earth Day anniversary celebration for 100% renewable energy

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

April 23, 2020

MASSPRIG celebrated Earth Day's 50th anniversary by co-hosting a virtual event for 100% renewal energy.

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

March 13, 2020

With the coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate, universities across the U.S. are moving to remote learning. On March 11, UMass Amherst announced that students must remain off-campus for two weeks after spring break. UMass students share their thoughts on how the transition will affect their learning and spread of the virus.

PodCheck: The Coronavirus

PodCheck: The Coronavirus

Celina Rivernider and Maggie Yonce

March 11, 2020

Celina Rivernider and Maggie Yonce do some research on the coronavirus.

Amherst College suspends classes and moves to remote learning

Amherst College suspends classes and moves to remote learning

Nicole Biagioni, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2020

Amherst College suspends classes and moves to remote learning for the semester.

Wire News Weekly – 2.9.20

Wire News Weekly - 2.9.20

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

February 10, 2020

In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Host Rebecca Duffy talks about a Smith College student's potential exposure to the coronavirus, the UMass Store selling roses for Valentine's Day and more news. Nicole Biagioni reports on Amherst's weather forecast.

The EIC Podcast: Ghana’s Year of Return and remembering Kobe Bryant

(Jonathan Kermah and Patrick Kline/Amherst Wire)

Jonathan Kermah, Editor in chief

January 29, 2020

Jonathan Kermah interviews Ghanian journalist Maxwell Agbagba of JoyNews on Ghana's celebration, The Year of Return. Later he reflects on Kobe Bryant's impact on his life.

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