western new england university http://wamc.org en Most College Students Are Destined To Change Their Majors http://wamc.org/post/most-college-students-are-destined-change-their-majors <p>“I started my freshman year as a Bio major and then I switched to marketing communications.”</p><p>“I entered college as a business major, then I switched to communications and public relations.”</p><p>“I started as an engineer, but now my major is communications.” Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Peter Spotts 88495 at http://wamc.org State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University http://wamc.org/post/state-funds-cancer-research-project-western-new-england-university <p>The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded a major grant to Western New England University in Springfield for a cancer research project.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Western New England University will use the $500,000 grant to purchase equipment for the development of new tests for cancer drugs using live cells from cancer patients. &nbsp;Dr. Anthony English, a professor of biomedical engineering said it will be cutting edge research that could lead to the production of more cost-effective personalized cancer treatments.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87475 at http://wamc.org State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University Mya Coviello Shares Her Experience Abroad http://wamc.org/post/mya-coviello-shares-her-experience-abroad <p>Advocates for studying abroad believe that students who make going overseas a part of their education helps students and future employers develop profound skills. It pushes students to get out of their comfort zone to experience another culture, language, environment, and education system. Essayist Mya Coviello shares her story of studying abroad in Europe. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Mya Coviello 86433 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-5 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been the subject of 2016 chatter.</p><p>In today&rsquo;s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC&rsquo;s Alan Chartock that Warren has become a liberal icon.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 75607 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congress&rsquo; unpopularity is hitting new lows during the shutdown.</p><p>In today&rsquo;s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC&rsquo;s Alan Chartock that Republicans appear to be taking most of the blame.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 75326 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The results of November’s election appear to have changed the immigration debate.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Latinos’ voting power is increasing with every election.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63224 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The special election primaries in Massachusetts are just a few days away.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s still unclear what impact the Boston Marathon bombings will have on the race.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63217 at http://wamc.org Knee Injuries A Sports Wild Card http://wamc.org/post/knee-injuries-sports-wild-card <p>When one of the NFL’s best fell to the turf almost 15 months ago at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. fans and NFL analysts around the country feared the worst. Some said that Adrian Peterson’s career might never be the same.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:40:40 +0000 DJ Eberle 62990 at http://wamc.org Knee Injuries A Sports Wild Card Make a Wish Foundation gives hope terminally ill children http://wamc.org/post/make-wish-foundation-gives-hope-terminally-ill-children <p>Every thirty-eight minutes a wish is granted, a child’s dream comes true, and an unforgettable memory is made. The Make a Wish Foundation has been granting wishes for more than thirty-three years. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Teri Lazzara 60466 at http://wamc.org Study: Youth gambling isn't just entertainment http://wamc.org/post/study-youth-gambling-isnt-just-entertainment <p>Gambling takes place every day and is a rapidly growing form of entertainment. With the Superbowl in the rearview mirror and March Madness full speed ahead, many people have been placing bets as they root for their favorite teams to make it to the Big Dance. It’s more than just a game; it’s a big business for gamblers.<br><br>A study done by the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems, says that between 60%-80% of high school students have gambled for money during the past year.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Sean McGuire 60363 at http://wamc.org Study: Youth gambling isn't just entertainment