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Molly's Last Drop-Off

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Robbie Vorhaus

Today is the last day for the rest of my life I will drop one of my children off at high school. And tomorrow, I, like my entire family, will begin a new day believing we were born to follow our hearts and be happy.

UMass Makes Plans To Avoid Drunken Rowdiness Of Blarney Blowout

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | College

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts and Amherst town officials have developed a plan they hope will prevent a repeat of the drunke...

Tyler Kingkade

UMass Amherst Reverses Controversial Policy On Iranian Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.18.2015 | College

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is backing down from a controversial policy that would block Iranian citizens from certain engineering and sci...

Tyler Kingkade

Iranian Students Feel 'Betrayed, Excluded, And Threatened' By UMass Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2015 | College

Two student groups are decrying an "outrageous" University of Massachusetts Amherst policy that restricts Iranian citizens from enrolling in some engi...

Tyler Kingkade

UMass Amherst Tells Iranian Students They Need Not Apply To Certain Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.13.2015 | College

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst deleted a policy statement Friday that warned students from Iran not to apply if they plan to major in certain...

UMass-Amherst Cuts Ties With Bill Cosby

AP | Posted 11.28.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault. ...

How Campus Police Kept Student's Heroin Addiction A Secret From Parents

The Boston Globe | Posted 09.29.2014 | College

AMHERST — Logan’s parents drove all morning from out of state to reach his off-campus apartment that sunny afternoon at the start of UMass Amherst...

Report Blames Amherst And UMass For Party Problems

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | College

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the Universi...

You're Getting More Out of Your Internship Than You Thought

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The next time you have a day that you feel like you didn't learn as much as you wanted, remind yourself that you're getting so much more out of your internship than you thought.

Thanks, Derrick Gordon

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

I had the pleasure of recently becoming friends with Derrick. In my initial meetings, I knew that he would be ready to make this historic move. Derrick knew he needed to make this move and along the journey wanted to let others like him know, they could be a successful athlete and be gay.

Police Accused Of Using Excessive Force, Pepper Spraying Students (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

Students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst say police used excessive force including high-powered pepper spray when officers attempted to bre...

College Towns Struggle To Deal With 'Extremely Disturbing' Behavior At Parties

AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | College

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought new attention...

Dozens Arrested At Pre-St. Patrick's Day Party

AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | Crime

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts spiraled out of control, pitti...

10 Years After Disappearance Of Student, No Answers

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 04.20.2014 | College

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ten years ago, Maura Murray packed her car, lied to professors about a death in the family and left Massachusetts. That night, ...

UMass Students Want Answers

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Daniel Rodriguez, Shaina Mishkin, Liz Strzepa | Posted 11.05.2013 | College

AMHERST, Mass. -- Students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are questioning why it took nearly two months for them to find out about an alle...

Feng Shui the Frat Room

Candace Vorhaus | Posted 11.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Candace Vorhaus

I help people with their interior design and Feng Shui in the most non-traditional and interesting places all over the world, but this was a first: son Connor, a rising sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, moved into his frat house and asked for help setting up his room.

The Limits Of College Security

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Brittney Figueira & Chris Kornichuk | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

Rape Culture Is...

Julia Kacmarek | Posted 08.01.2013 | College
Julia Kacmarek

You don't have to look far to see examples of rape culture these days. Whether it's advertising, movies, music videos or social media -- images, words, concepts -- it's all out there illustrating men dominating women.

Tear Down the Wall Between You and Your College Degree

Jesse Seaver | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

We're living in a world where the traditional model of a 4-year college right after high school isn't necessarily the best solution for everyone. With all of the advances in technology and education over the last couple of decades, education has stepped up to reduce the barriers to gain a degree.

Paste-Up Days at the Old Phoenix

Jeff Polman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Media
Jeff Polman

All good things do come to ends, though, and like many of our long-time cultural staples -- book stores, record stores, and video stores, to name a few -- newspapers have been dying forever, and it's kind of amazing it took 47 years for the Phoenix to finally succumb.

Apt Blaze Kills 1, Leaves 18 Students Displaced

Posted 02.04.2013 | College

A fire at an off-campus apartment complex last month near the University of Massachusetts-Amherst left many students without a home and one dead, but ...

4 Arrested In Alleged Gang Rape At UMass

Massachusetts Daily Collegian | Katie Landeck, Herb Scribner and Alyssa Creamer | Posted 10.23.2012 | College

Editor's Note: This article was reprinted with permission from the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Readers can find a longer version on the student new...

The Death of Innocence at Amherst College

Avery Stone | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Avery Stone

I wish I could say I'm a stranger to hearing about sexual assault at Amherst, but that wouldn't be true. Even though this cracking of the College's perfect façade will catalyze change, there are many survivors who have lost something vital -- and no amount of change in policy, discussion or apology can return it to them.

Neighboring College's Student Allegedly Paints Hateful Image On Amherst College

Posted 09.17.2012 | College

A University of Massachusetts student was arrested this weekend after police say he broke into neighboring Amherst College where he allegedly stole tw...

More Than 100 UMass Cars Towed On Moving Day

Posted 11.05.2012 | College

There is nothing worse than moving into college. The heat, the exhaustion, the inevitability you forgot something (such as sheets for your bed). The o...