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We Didn't Know We Needed It Until We Had It: A Campus Farm

Ellie Andersen | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Ellie Andersen

As the spring arrived with melting snow and T-shirts in 40-degree weather, Tobin and Pete met with students, finalized a loose set of field plans, and began to assemble the infrastructure necessary for a small, organic, start-up farm.

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...

Tyler Kingkade

College Sends Rape Victim To Psych Ward While Offender Walks Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.14.2013 | College

Two prestigious colleges were hit with federal complaints Thursday, alleging that the schools mishandled student reports of sexual assault and harassm...

Will Amherst Give Frats The Boot?

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Hannah Cohen & Lindsay Poole | Posted 06.04.2013 | College

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

How One Student Helped Spark Nationwide Movement Combating Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Rosemary Kelly and Shaina Mishkin | Posted 06.02.2013 | College

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

Amherst College Report on Sexual Violence: 'Something [Went] Wrong'

Dana Bolger | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dana Bolger

Not surprisingly, the report's recommendations largely fall short of actually proposing substantive change. We're better off focusing not on changing individual perpetrators but on challenging our culture that supports them.

Amherst College Will Not Put Up With Offensive Vandalism

Posted 12.13.2012 | College

Someone nearly vandalized a menorah and a sign attached to it on display on the Amherst College campus in Massachusetts last week, and school Presiden...

Tyler Kingkade

LOOK: Sexual Assault Survivors Speak Out In Photo Series

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Students at Amherst College have put pressure on administrators over how their school handles reports of sexual assaults, as several first-person acco...

Students Who Speak Up Can Make a Difference

Esta Soler | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Esta Soler

As a student, you may feel like your school's policies and programs regarding sexual violence are largely out of your hands. They're not. I know this because I've seen a campus completely transform its sexual violence resources because of pressure from students.

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.

Dominique Mosbergen

Shocking T-Shirt, Stories Of Sexual Assault Trigger Debate About Amherst College's 'Sexist Culture'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.18.2012 | College

An offensive T-shirt printed by an off-campus fraternity at Amherst College has triggered a heated debate about the school's alleged "sexist" culture,...

The 10 Most Gay-Friendly Schools

Unigo | Posted 11.10.2012 | College
Unigo

Students from these schools were far from shy about showing their pride in support of the LGBT community on campus. In one of our favorite list names...

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...

Bullied Teen's Death Was Not A Crime, Police Say

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 01.22.2012 | Education

AMHERST, N.Y. — Police investigating the suicide of a bullied gay teenager said Tuesday that offensive comments he endured online and at school ...

All Around Amherst: Exploring a College Town

The Cac | Posted 11.07.2011 | College
The Cac

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Are Women's Colleges Outdated?

Tom Matlack | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
Tom Matlack

Beyond serving a destination for horny young men, I've always been skeptical about women's colleges.

Ilan Stavans' Magnum Opus: After 13 Years, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Is Here

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joshua Kors

I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.

The Final Approach to College

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jennie Nash

One school may sparkle for one kid, but appear flat to another. The college counselors would call this "fit" -- and it has to do with tone and texture.

Emily Dickinson's Secret Love

The Boston Globe | Lyndall Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Following her father's death, poet Emily Dickinson did something unthinkable in his lifetime: She began to romance her father's best friend. This exce...

Guantánamo Uighurs Are Not Alone: US Communities Welcome Other Detainees in Need of Safe Haven

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

On April 22, attorneys for five Chinese Uighurs who remain at Guantánamo Bay prison will argue for their clients' entry into the US at a hearing sche...

David Park, New York Teacher, Enters Stranger's Home And Is Shot Dead

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

AMHERST, N.Y. — Investigators in Buffalo, N.Y., are awaiting toxicology test results that might give them clues as to why a school teacher walke...

John Bunz, 90-Year-Old, Charged With Killing 89-Year-Old Wife, Virginia Bunz

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

AMHERST, N.Y. — A 90-year-old man has been charged with killing his 89-year-old wife in their home in a retirement community in western New York...

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,...

Question Everything

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

As the invisible structures which produce mass reality are beginning to shift, artists like Mark Bradford and Rick Lowe provide important reminders that "seeing is not understanding."

Raymond Luc Levasseur To Speak At UMass After All

bostonherald.com | 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...