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Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

I must admit, this sunshine-and-serendipity advice sounds more fitting from my friend who is an aspiring astrologist, than from a presumably cold-hearted data-driven engineering professor at one of the U.S.'s most prestigious educational institutions.

UMass Takes New Steps To Comply With Sanctions On Iranian Students

AP | Posted 07.02.2015 | College

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts university says it will continue to admit Iranian nationals but is taking new measures to comply with U.S. sanc...

Gay College Basketball Player Says He Encountered 'Blatant Homophobia'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports

"Didn't want me because I'm gay."

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 | 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 | 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...

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. ...

UMass Basketball Player Comes Out

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. He couldn't be himself. He considered giving up the sport he loved. Because he was gay, he distanced...

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, ...

WATCH: Okay, THIS Might Be The Dunk Of 2013

Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

The "Dunk of the Year" candidates seem to be piling up early in the college basketball season. The next nominee comes from UMass senior Raphiael Putne...

UMass Employee Stole Millions Before His Death

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | College

WORCESTER, Mass. — Officials at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered a $3.4 million theft by an employee who died in a...

Biggest Fruit Salad EVER

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | College

AMHERST, Mass. — In what's become an annual tradition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a deli...

Task Force Reviews Boston Bomber's University

Washington Post | Posted 08.16.2013 | College

Officials at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth responded appropriately in the days following the Boston Marathon bombing after they learned...

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...

UMass Takes Action Against One Of Three Boston Bombing Suspects

AP | Posted 05.02.2013 | College

DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has suspended one student charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings and...

Marathon Bombings Suspect to 'Reinhart-Rogoff-gate': Two Very Different UMASS Students Made News Last Week

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Delaney

As a University of Massachusetts (UMASS) alum, I felt queasy as the reports came in that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect...

UMass Dartmouth On Lockdown Amid Search For Boston Bombing Suspect

AP | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 06.19.2013 | College

DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this week after the explos...

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.

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 ...

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...

The Current Events Bubble

Marlena Bradford | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Marlena Bradford

I'm not sure if this is generation-wide, but a good number of my classmates are largely unaware of current events, both foreign and domestic. A prime example of this is the recent Kony 2012 movement.

UMass Stuns No. 21 Temple In A-10 Tourney

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jesse Morgan started the run with a 3-pointer, and a Chaz Williams-to-Sean Carter alley-oop ended it with a bang. ...

Super Tuesday: Early On, It's Slow Going At The Polls

The Huffington Post | Andrew Jenks, Jacob Soboroff and Becca Frucht | Posted 05.06.2012 | College

BOSTON -- It's cold. It's early. And almost nobody is voting yet on the day that every pundit is saying could finally shake up this year's Republican ...

Victoria Kennedy After Ted Kennedy's Death: Health Care Reform & White House Job Offers

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration, grateful for Ted Kennedy's help in pushing the health care law on Capitol Hill and cognizant of [Victoria Reggie Kennedy's] ...