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UMass-Dartmouth Offended By Rolling Stone Story On Boston Bomber

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An early copy of Rolling Stone magazine's August 2013 issue is read at an office in Los Angeles on July 17, 2013. Rolling Stone defended the cover story on Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which triggered criticism that the magazine was 'glamorizing terrorism' and calls to boycott the publication. At least two national chain stores announced they would not be selling the latest issue of the magazine, known for interviews with rock stars and others. The cover picture -- showing a goateed | Getty

DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Add the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and its host community to those upset at Rolling Stone magazine's cover story on the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Staff and students are upset at the magazine's portrayal of the university as a "middling school" with "an utter lack of character."

Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was a student at UMass-Dartmouth.

Chancellor Divina Grossman tells The Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/13SFKG3) in a statement that the magazine sensationalized the bad and disparaged the good. She says it's obvious the writer did not spend much time in the area.

The article also says the town of Dartmouth is "a working-class community with virtually nothing to boast of except for a rather sad mall and a striking number of fast-food joints."

Selectman John George Jr. called the description "ridiculous."

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Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com