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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 …

‘Monte’s March’ raises $150,240 to help western Massachusetts residents who need food

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

AMHERST — Radio personality Monte Belmonte’s 42-mile anti-hunger march wound its way through the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, where it was joined by chancellor, Kumble R. Subbaswamy. “The scourge of hunger is in our own back yard,” Subbaswamy said Tuesday morning at the corner of North Pleasant Street and Massachusetts Avenue, …

UMass officials say ‘White Students Union’ Facebook page is fake, and one of several reported around the country

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

AMHERST — A recently created “UMass Amherst Area White Students Union” Facebook page is not associated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst or any student groups, according to campus officials, and appears to be one of a number of similar hoax pages reported at colleges and universities around the country. UMass student trustee …

Area police news

Friday, November 13, 2015

Amherst • A resident reported at 3:45 a.m. Friday the possible theft of between $4,000 and $5,000 after he attempted to exchange Bitcoin with a person in the Philippines, who appears to have set up fake PayPal accounts. • An 18-year-old Amherst woman was issued a $300 ticket …

#MillionStudentMarch at UMass Amherst brings together voices for a variety of issues

Thursday, November 12, 2015

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Amherst students rallied for a range of social and economic issues Thursday at a demonstration billed as the Million Student March — one in a series of such events held on campuses around …

Fire in laboratory oven forces evacuation of Morrill 4 Science Building

Thursday, November 12, 2015

AMHERST — A fire in a microbiology laboratory at the Morrill 4 North Science Building at 639 North Pleasant St. forced the evacuation of students and professors from the building and a response by the Amherst Fire Department Thursday afternoon. There were no injuries as a result of …

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 communications professor, UMass grad, attempts to stop journalist from covering campus protest

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A University of Missouri communications professor seen in a video calling for “muscle” from a crowd to help remove a photojournalist covering a campus demonstration Monday — igniting a debate about press freedom on college campuses — earned graduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The protests …

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 …

Area police news

Monday, November 9, 2015

Amherst • David William Howard, 56, of 720 South East St., was arrested at 4:07 p.m. Sunday at a West Street home on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he got involved in a dispute between a man and woman over a grill. • Edgehill Place …

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 …

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 …