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Umpqua Community College interim President Rita Cavin hugs an unidentified student on campus as the school reopens, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, after being closed since the multiple fatality shooting on Oct. 1, in Roseburg, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

Ore. college students go back to class

Monday, October 12, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Hundreds of people lined the road leading to the Oregon community college where a gunman killed nine people, holding signs reading “UCC Strong” as students returned Monday to the scene of the deadliest shooting in state history. The Umpqua Community College campus in the small town of Roseburg reopened last week, but students are heading back to …

Mac’n’cheese case spawns fundraisers at UConn

Sunday, October 11, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video about macaroni and cheese to raise a little cheddar. The video of a fellow student berating food service workers who refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon mac and cheese prompted a group of students to start an online fundraiser to give the …

Made in the shade

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin describes vision for new Smith College library in Northampton

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin told a full house at Smith College on Wednesday that when she is done redesigning the college’s main library, it will fit better with the campus and provide a more …

UMass has record-setting fundraising year with endowment at $768 million

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts raised more money during the latest fiscal year than it ever has before, and the five-campus system’s endowment grew to a record high. The university announced Wednesday its endowment was at …

WMUA hosts, student staff clash over changes

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

AMHERST — Longtime radio DJs and students who make up the executive staff of the WMUA 91.1 college radio station at the University of Massachusetts Amherst clashed at the station’s first general body meeting of the school year …

Feds plan to streamline student loan application

Monday, September 14, 2015

CHICAGO — The Department of Education announced an initiative Monday designed to make the cumbersome college financial aid application process start earlier and go easier. The new plan, which takes effect in fall 2016, allows families to begin the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known …

Dialing in chancellor: Community allies of WMUA radio want UMass leader to mediate ‘chaotic’ situation

Friday, September 11, 2015

AMHERST — Community members at the University of Massachusetts radio station are calling on Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy to meet with them by Oct. 1 to resolve what they view as a continuing crisis at WMUA. They say …

Tickets for Dalai Lama’s address at UMass in October on sale starting Wednesday

Friday, September 11, 2015

AMHERST — Tickets will go on sale Wednesday for the Dalai Lama’s public address at the University of Massachusetts Amherst through the Mullins Center box office. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, will deliver a talk titled “A Force for Good” at the Mullins Center at …

Feds to probe Wheaton College’s policies on sexual misconduct

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NORTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has started an investigation and compliance review of Wheaton’s policies and practices in responding to sexual misconduct, Wheaton’s president said Wednesday. President Dennis Hanno said in a letter to students, faculty and parents that the department indicated the probe is …

At Amherst College, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor encourages students to listen, work hard and be passionate

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

AMHERST — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Amherst College students Tuesday she felt like “an alien in a strange land” when she was in college. She attended Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 1976, and earned …

U. of Iowa faculty blast regents over new president

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa faculty leaders expressed outrage Tuesday over the selection of corporate executive Bruce Harreld as the next university president, accusing the school’s governing board of conducting a sham search that ended with …

Nursing students sue college after failing crowded course

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Three nursing students have sued a New Hampshire college after they failed a required course that was overbooked. The students from Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island say Colby-Sawyer College needed to “thin the herd” of nursing students, so it failed them. Colby-Sawyer requires …