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The Mount Holyoke women's lacrosse team, led by captains Kirsten Kilburn, left, Brianne Phelan and Naomi Miller, was praised recently after they cleaned up a mess left by another team at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.

Mount Holyoke lacrosse team pays it forward — and reaps unexpected return

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — It’s difficult for the captains of the Mount Holyoke College lacrosse team to explain why they cleaned up a mess they did not make while waiting for a flight at Bradley International Airport to spring training. The team was headed to West Palm Beach, Fla., for its annual spring training trip last month when another team waiting … 0

Anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza to speak at Amherst College April 29

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — Conservative author, commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza will speak at Amherst College April 29. D’Souza, director of the anti-Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America” and the forthcoming documentary “America,” will give his talk at 8 p.m at Stirn Auditorium at an event sponsored by the Amherst College Republicans and Amherst Political Union. His focus is expected to be on what the world … 0

UMass students revise demonstration to take focus off of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — After a day rethinking their plans, University of Massachusetts students have decided to hold a demonstration in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on campus Wednesday instead of at a public intersection where they had expected representatives of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas to picket. Westboro church leaders … 1

UMass hospitality industry career day to feature over 60 companies, including Mohegan Sun and MGM Grand

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AMHERST — Career day for students studying hospitality and tourism management at the University of Massachusetts will feature representatives from two companies planning to open casinos in western Massachusetts. Mohegan Sun and MGM Grand will join 10 other first-time companies registered for the event to be held on … 0

MassPIRG report praises efforts by UMass to reduce vehicles on campus

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AMHERST — Campuses such as the University of Massachusetts Amherst are reducing driving on campus by providing a wider range of transportation choices for students, according to a report issued this month by the MASSPIRG Education Fund. “University and college campuses are at the forefront of encouraging new … 0

Amherst ‘On the Same Page’ events in March to focus on Armenian genocide

Monday, February 17, 2014

AMHERST — In the early 1980s, Vermont writer Chris Bohjalian was an undergraduate at Amherst College. Thirty years later, Bohjalian, with a string of best-selling and critically acclaimed novels under his belt, will return to Amherst next month to discuss his 2012 novel “The Sandcastle Girls.” A New … 0

Two arrested after disturbance at Easthampton cafe — and other area police news

Monday, February 17, 2014

Amherst ∎ Abdul Calderon, 22, of Holyoke, was arrested at 5:39 a.m. Saturday on Hulst Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. … 0

Greenfield Community College police officers to carry handguns

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — To better prepare for a potential gunman on campus, three full-time Greenfield Community College police officers will begin carrying handguns later this year. The decision was approved unanimously by the college’s board of trustees Wednesday after months of research and reflection — particularly by President Robert … 0

Boycott of Israeli academic institutions puts some US colleges in tough spot

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A boycott of Israeli academic institutions by some scholarly groups has put the University of Texas in an unusual position. The same can be said of Texas A&M University. UT President Bill Powers has denounced the boycott as an assault on academic freedom. Yet UT … 0

Nanci Salvidio, named in Westfield State presidential spending probe, no longer employed at university

Monday, February 10, 2014

WESTFIELD — Nanci Salvidio, whose name surfaced in a report last year critical of former Westfield State University President Evan S. Dobelle’s spending habits, no longer works in the president’s office at the school. Salvidio had worked at … 0

Colleges help with tips on various business ventures

Monday, February 10, 2014

Though starting a business in an uncertain economy may seem intimidating, educators from the Five Colleges believe that need not stand in the way of entrepreneurial success. A diverse range of programs offered by the colleges and University of Massachusetts Amherst help students realize that creating a profitable … 0

Local scholars cite spending, security issues at Winter Olympics in Russia

Thursday, February 6, 2014

AMHERST — Are the Winter Olympics, with its opening ceremonies Friday in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, mainly a spectacle of overspending and corruption or a sign of an emerging new Russia that is reshaping its … 0

Mass. college man-in-undies sculpture causes stir

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WELLESLEY — A remarkably lifelike sculpture of a man sleepwalking in nothing but his underpants has made some Wellesley College students a bit uncomfortable, but the president of the prestigious women’s school says that’s all part of the intellectual process. The sculpture entitled “Sleepwalker” of a man in … 0