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UMass doctoral student receives fellowship to support research on teaching juveniles in youth correctional facilities

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts Amherst doctoral student studying how best to teach science to juveniles in youth correctional facilities, has received a national fellowship to aid her research. Christina Anderson Bosch, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in special education in the College of Education at UMass, was awarded a fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, according to a statement this week …

Williston School reveals former administrators knew in 1990 about faculty member’s sexual misconduct

Friday, November 27, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A Williston Northampton School faculty member engaged in a sexual relationship with a student in the late 1970s and was employed by the school until July of this year, despite twice admitting the misconduct to previous school administrators. Those facts were presented to the school community in a recent announcement based …

Mo. protests helped fuel unrest at other colleges

Thursday, November 26, 2015

When student protesters lay down on cold, wet sidewalks this month at Ithaca College in New York state, the revolution had already started in Columbia, Mo., nearly 1,000 miles away. Racial tensions had been building for months at the private school in New York’s Finger Lakes region. In September, the school newspaper wrote about two altercations public safety officers had with students of …

Protest at Smith College over racism on campus supports similar actions at Ithaca College, University of Missouri

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — About 200 Smith College students, Dean of the College Donna Lisker, and faculty and staff members joined in front of the Campus Center in the rain at noon Wednesday, calling attention to racism on campus and …

Professor with doctorate from UMass at center of controversy over right to cover protesting students at University of Missouri

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

AMHERST — A viral video showing student protesters at the University of Missouri blocking members of the media from accessing a portion of their protest site in a public space on campus has sparked differing views at the University of Massachusetts Amherst about the rights of journalists and …

University of Missouri president leaves over race complaints

Monday, November 9, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The president of the University of Missouri system and the head of its flagship campus resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as indifference to …

Civil rights class, mechanical engineering research impress UMass President Martin Meehan in visit to Amherst

Monday, November 9, 2015

AMHERST — Observing student questions and comments Monday following screenings of speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, University of Massachusetts President Martin Meehan said a few words of his own to a History of the …

Mo. football players press school on racism

Sunday, November 8, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Student protests over racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus escalated over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they will not participate in team activities until the school’s president is …

Five Colleges Inc. appeals Hadley Planning Board denial of library annex proposed for vacant farmland

Friday, November 6, 2015

HADLEY — Five Colleges Inc. will try again to build a library annex on vacant farmland between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road, this time through the courts. The organization filed an appeal of an October Planning Board decision to deny it the right to build a …

UMass police chief candidate Thomas Trawick Jr. says Black Lives Matter protests result of failure by law enforcement

Thursday, November 5, 2015

AMHERST — Thomas Y. Trawick Jr., the last of three finalists for the University of Massachusetts Amherst police chief, said Thursday that nationwide protests against police under the Black Lives Matter movement are due to a failure in …

Tiny house owner in Hadley plans to take her case to Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, November 5, 2015

HADLEY — As Sarah Hastings plans to meet with local boards to see if zoning regulations can be changed to accommodate her “tiny house” on a homeowner’s East Street property, local and state officials say they are reviewing …

Senate and UMass presidents agree on deal to cover pay raises, establish $5 million scholarship fund

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

AMHERST — The presidents of the state Senate and University of Massachusetts have reached an agreement under which UMass may receive $10.9 million for employee pay raises after the money was removed from a supplemental budget approved last …

UMass police chief candidate Tyrone Parham seeks job for professional growth

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

AMHERST — Tyrone A. Parham has been involved with the Pennsylvania State University Police Department for 26 years, including four as its chief, but he told University of Massachusetts Amherst community members at a forum Tuesday that he …