UMass Amherst http://wamc.org en Tuition,Fees To Remain Unchanged At UMass For Second Straight Year http://wamc.org/post/tuitionfees-remain-unchanged-umass-second-straight-year <p>The cost of attending the University of Massachusetts for the 2014-15 academic year will not increase for the majority of undergraduates.&nbsp; The state’s taxpayers will be putting more toward the cost of a UMass education.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The University of Massachusetts board of trustees voted to freeze tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for the second year in a row.&nbsp; The back-to-back freeze is a first in recent UMass history.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 93089 at http://wamc.org Tuition,Fees To Remain Unchanged At UMass For Second Straight Year Utility Company To Help UMass Amherst Cut Energy Use http://wamc.org/post/utility-company-help-umass-amherst-cut-energy-use <p>One of the biggest users of electricity in western Massachusetts is partnering with the region’s largest public utility company on a three-year action plan to increase energy efficiency.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Representatives of UMass Amherst and Western Massachusetts Electric Company signed an agreement Thursday to develop plans to reduce campus energy use by at least 2 percent annually for the next three years.</p><p> James Sheehan, UMass Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance said if the electricity use reduction goals are met, it will save the university $1 million.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 91132 at http://wamc.org Utility Company To Help UMass Amherst Cut Energy Use UMass To Honor Former MA Congressman Olver http://wamc.org/post/umass-honor-former-ma-congressman-olver <p>A former U.S. Congressman from western Massachusetts will be honored at the <a href="http://www.umass.edu/" target="_blank">University of Massachusetts Amherst </a>commencement ceremony in May.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:51:49 +0000 Jim Levulis 88168 at http://wamc.org UMass To Honor Former MA Congressman Olver UMass Basketball Player Joins Growing List Of Openly Gay Athletes http://wamc.org/post/umass-basketball-player-joins-growing-list-openly-gay-athletes <p>A recent trend of athletes making news with public disclosures of their sexuality continued on the UMass Amherst campus, where basketball player Derrick Gordon announced he is gay.&nbsp; &nbsp;Gordon is the first openly gay NCAA Division I men’s basketball player.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; During a round of interviews with dozens of reporters on Wednesday, Gordon, a sophomore from New Jersey, said he just wanted to be himself, live a happy life, and not hide the truth any longer. He was not necessarily looking to become a trailblazer.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:31:09 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87899 at http://wamc.org UMass Basketball Player Joins Growing List Of Openly Gay Athletes UMass Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay http://wamc.org/post/umass-basketball-player-comes-out-gay <p>University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon has announced he is gay.&nbsp; He is the first openly gay athlete in Division 1 men’s basketball.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst – the campus L-G-T-B center.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:31:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87798 at http://wamc.org UMass Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay UMass Brings On Former Boston Police Commissioner To Review Blarney Blowout http://wamc.org/post/umass-brings-former-boston-police-commissioner-review-blarney-blowout <p>Following an outdoor party-turned-riot that led to 55 arrests at <a href="http://www.umass.edu/" target="_blank">UMass Amherst </a>this past weekend, the university has brought on Boston’s former police commissioner to review the events. Police donned riot gear and used pepper pellets to control the 4,000 partiers at Saturday’s Blarney Blowout.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:30:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 85821 at http://wamc.org UMass Brings On Former Boston Police Commissioner To Review Blarney Blowout Parties Pose Problems For Colleges And Communities http://wamc.org/post/parties-pose-problems-colleges-and-communities <p>Though just 21 of the 55 arrested at Saturday’s Blarney Blowout are enrolled at <a href="http://www.umass.edu/" target="_blank">UMass Amherst</a>, roughly 100 students marched across campus Tuesday demanding an apology from Amherst police for what some students are calling excessive use of force. Amherst police were the lead agency in responding to the alcohol-fueled outdoor daytime party that drew more than 4,000.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:59:33 +0000 Jim Levulis 85772 at http://wamc.org Parties Pose Problems For Colleges And Communities Report: Most Charged At UMass Were Not Students http://wamc.org/post/report-most-charged-umass-were-not-students <p>About half of those charged in connection with a series of pre-St. Patrick's Day parties at the <a href="http://www.umass.edu/" target="_blank">University of Massachusetts in Amherst</a> last weekend were not students at the school.</p><p><a href="http://www.masslive.com/republican/" target="_blank"><em>The Republican</em></a> newspaper of Springfield cross-referenced the list of those either arrested or issued a court summons against the student directory, and less than half attend UMass. One UMass employee was also charged.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:11:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 85568 at http://wamc.org Report: Most Charged At UMass Were Not Students UMass To Spend $2M To Improve Security In Amherst Residence Halls http://wamc.org/post/umass-spend-2m-improve-security-amherst-residence-halls <p>Officials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have released an independent report on residence hall security.&nbsp; The review was commissioned following an alleged gang rape in a residence hall last year.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:16:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79170 at http://wamc.org UMass To Spend $2M To Improve Security In Amherst Residence Halls UMass Satellite Seen As Economic Engine For Springfield http://wamc.org/post/umass-satellite-seen-economic-engine-springfield <p>The planned opening of a University of Massachusetts satellite campus in downtown Springfield next year is expected to provide an economic boost to the region’s largest city.&nbsp; The UMass center is a key component of a downtown revitalization strategy, and the course offerings will be tailored to local workforce development needs</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:22:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 78728 at http://wamc.org UMass Satellite Seen As Economic Engine For Springfield