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Re-Classifying Dogs as Sentient Beings: It's Time, America, It's Time

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

This shift in how we think of our pets -- from animals as property to animals as sensitive beings - isn't just happening in Quebec. New Zealand and France changed their laws this year, too.

Disgraced United CEO Jeff Smisek Is the Reason for Income Inequality

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Smisek's failed leadership at United Airlines illustrates exactly how this CEO self-dealing scheme works to the advantage of wealthy executives and shareholders while damaging workers, communities, customers and corporations.

Africa Redefined: How Dr. Kingsley Fletcher Is Leading a Continental Revival

Ernest Owens | Posted 12.28.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

At a time when society needs it the most, Dr. Kingsley Fletcher proves himself to be a man committed to not only challenging society's misconceptions on Africa's potential, but a leader personally invested in the well-needed restoration of black relations across the globe.

Even Babies Can Be Racially Biased

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

Toddlers picking playmates seems like a pretty innocent occurrence, but one team of researchers has set out to determine just how early racial bias st...

Westboro Baptist Church: They're Baaaaack!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Fred Phelps, until his death in March this year, and his Westboro Baptist Church -- composed mainly of family members -- travel around the country pro...

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...

Reversing The Trend of Slashing Public University Budgets

Robert L. Caret | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Robert L. Caret

If public colleges and universities did nothing other than educate millions of students, they would be indispensable to the American economy. But their importance extends far beyond that, as they have become vital engines of innovation, conducting much of the research that leads to scientific breakthroughs and to new products and jobs.

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...

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.

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...

Five Things No One Ever Tells You About College

Marlena Bradford | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
Marlena Bradford

Accepted student tours provide you with such cursory information as, "This is the library" and "It's good to study here." I thought that I'd provide incoming freshmen with some tips that they won't get from their tour guide.

Which University Won the Intercollegiate Programming Championship?

David Thielen | Posted 04.13.2012 | College
David Thielen

Each team wrote the A.I. for a computer game. The contest is then the A.I.s from each team fighting each other where one will reign victorious over the others on the field of battle.

University Of Massachusetts Students Injured In Bus Accident | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Over a dozen students were injured when a bus transporting University of Massachusetts students on a ski trip overturned and slid into an embankment o...

Towson President Interviews For Head Of U Mass | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Towson President Robert Caret has made it to the second round of candidates to take over the presidency at the University of Massachusetts, according ...

Average Debt Load At U Of Mass Tops $20,000

The Daily Collegian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Twenty-one thousand six hundred fourteen dollars -- that's the amount of debt facing the average University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate of 2008,...

UMass Sophomore Eyes Senate Seat

The Daily Collegian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Many college students are involved in campus politics, but University of Massachusetts Lowell sophomore Jonathan Loya is shooting for Beacon Hill. ...

AB 32 Opponents Vulnerable on Pollution's Health Hazards

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Opponents of legislation that seeks to reduce greenhouse gases in California to 1990 levels by 2020 are asking us to put short-term economic interests ahead of people's health and safety.

Raymond Luc Levasseur To Speak At UMass After All | Herald Wire Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Gov. Deval Patrick won't take anymore action to prevent a convicted terror bomber from speaking at the University of Massachusetts Amherst despite his...

Asia Society's Prez on Global Citizens Like Obama

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Asia Society president Vishakha Desai says, "Ours is a complex institution, and those experiencing it can describe it in the same way the blind men touch and describe an elephant."

Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The Diaspora is the driving force for the economic development of the country, but in order to reach that objective, overseas Haitians need to be organized locally, state-wide, and nationally."