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‘Everybody should go here’: Spirits high as UMass graduates 9,500 students 
06-01-2023 6:14 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Over the past four years, students who have been part of the University of Massachusetts say they have built a community that gives them confidence as they are set to depart for future endeavors.“I love being part of everything on campus,”...


State auditor will look at UMass jobs transfer to private foundation
05-18-2023 4:36 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — State Auditor Diana DiZoglio is seeking a legal review of the potential transition of state employee positions that handle University of Massachusetts advancement and fundraising functions to the private UMass Amherst Foundation.The auditor...


Layoffs next in fight over UMass transferring employees to private foundation
05-03-2023 8:30 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A planned shift of the University of Massachusetts Advancement Services’ fundraising, alumni communications and event planning to the private UMass Amherst Foundation got underway this week, despite continued opposition to the reorganization...


COVID vaccine mandate ending at UMass as state stands down from emergency 
05-03-2023 8:30 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A mandate for students, faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is ending.“Effective July 1, 2023, the university will no longer require faculty, staff and students to receive a COVID-19...


Sustainable Engineering Labs at UMass expected to catapult campus to forefront of climate solutions
05-01-2023 11:14 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — On Earth Day in 2022, University of Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced an ambitious goal to make the Amherst campus net-zero for carbon emissions, prioritizing sustainability throughout all of its operations.A year after...


Tuition on rise at UMass as state weighs reforms, financial aid levels
04-20-2023 3:23 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE and SOPHIE HAUCK

BOSTON — The University of Massachusetts has agreed to increase tuition, room and board next academic year, as leaders on Beacon Hill disagree over creating a “tuition lock” system and how much to invest in public higher education.The UMass board of...


UMass will lead regional transportation research center
04-20-2023 3:22 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Traffic fatalities were up more than 10% year-over-year nationally in 2021, as the per-mile rate of deaths for Black and Hispanic Americans remains much higher than the per-mile rate of deaths for white Americans. Those of low socioeconomic...


UMass basketball: Mike Leflar introduced as new Minutewomen head coach
04-20-2023 3:14 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

AMHERST — There wasn’t an empty seat inside a packed Massachusetts room at the Mullins Center last Wednesday afternoon. It seemed as though the entire UMass athletics department had turned out for new women’s basketball coach Mike Leflar’s...


Arts Briefs: Author talks in Northampton and South Hadley, a musical at UMass Amherst, and more
04-20-2023 3:08 PM

AMHERST — The 1987 musical “Into the Woods,” with music by Stephen Sondheim and a plot based on selections from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, has won a number of awards and has had several successful revivals over the years.Now the UMass Amherst...


‘Today's the day that we start winning’ Pitt women’s basketball introduces former UMass coach Tory Verdi as new head coach
04-12-2023 7:20 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

It didn’t take the Pittsburgh women’s basketball program long to introduce its new head coach, Tory Verdi. After the seven-year UMass women’s basketball coach had been rumored to be in talks with Pitt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Noah Hiles...


Soccer star Briana Scurry named UMass commencement speaker
04-12-2023 7:20 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — National Soccer Hall of Fame goalkeeper Briana Scurry, a 1993 University of Massachusetts graduate who led UMass to a Final Four that year, will be the keynote speaker at the UMass commencement next month.Considered a trailblazer for African...


‘Servant leader’ Javier Reyes ready to take helm of UMass flagship
04-12-2023 7:13 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Incoming University of Massachusetts Chancellor Javier Reyes is aiming to keep the flagship campus — which he said was already excelling under its current leadership — a place students want to attend for its strong academics and an...


UMass rally calls for end to campus police, ensuring housing for 900 students without it
04-12-2023 7:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Student activists are calling for the abolition of police at the University of Massachusetts, while directing campus leaders to put more resources toward ensuring that 900 or so students who have yet to obtain housing for this fall — and who...


UMass unveils new seal, brand mark ‘M’ for flagship
04-05-2023 7:59 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has unveiled a new seal featuring the spire of the Old Chapel and a new brand mark designed to give the flagship Amherst campus its own identity within the University of Massachusetts system.The...


Consultant clears UMass officers, suggests correctives
04-05-2023 7:57 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Regular de-escalation training for police officers at the University of Massachusetts, greater flexibility on when to make arrests, and in-depth reviews of pedestrian detour plans are among a consultant’s recommendations to the university...


‘Fare Access’ for the homeless: Craig’s Doors launches free bus pass program to overcome transportation barrier
04-05-2023 7:49 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

AMHERST — After months of searching for a home for a Craig’s Doors shelter guest who uses state rental vouchers, Jack Myers was excited to find an available unit and set up a tour.However, when Myers arrived to tour the rental unit, the guest was...


UMass notebook: Sam Breen named 2023 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player Of The Year
04-05-2023 7:48 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Add one more jewel to Queen Breen’s crown.UMass graduate student forward Sam Breen was named the 2023 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player Of The Year on Wednesday, becoming the fourth winner in the award’s history and first Minutewoman.“I am super blessed...


‘We need each one of you’: UMass ceremony welcomes 229 freshly minted and appreciative citizens
04-05-2023 7:48 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — As a single mother of five living in the United States for 24 years, Fathima Shaifdeen has long wanted to become a U.S. citizen, but had that opportunity delayed by five years when she returned to Sri Lanka to care for her ailing...


UMass officers accused of excessive force in restraining student cleared
03-31-2023 8:21 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Two University of Massachusetts police officers who arrested a student on Commonwealth Avenue near the Mullins Center last November, an action that came under scrutiny by the campus administration for potential use of excessive force and...


UMass’ Isenberg school nets $20M gift, largest in business school’s history
03-23-2023 7:27 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $20 million donation that is the largest cash gift in the history of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts will go toward attracting and retaining top-tier faculty, supporting research and enhancing...

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