Kumble Subbaswamy


    A move by the University of Massachusetts Amherst to expand the flagship campus into greater Boston is being buffeted by headwinds. 

Campus police at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will stop using students as confidential informants while the practice is reviewed by university officials.  Students praised the suspension of the program.

     Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy ordered the program suspended and announced a comprehensive review after it was revealed that a student who had agreed to become a confidential informant for campus police died of a heroin overdose.


    A new era began today at the University of Massachusetts flagship campus. The new UMass Amherst Chancellor made his public debut at a traditional town-gown event marking the start of the new school year.   WAMC”s  Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.