UMass Amherst

New England News
12:15 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

UMass Could Open First Satellite Campus In Springfield

The University of Massachusetts is looking for a possible location to establish a satellite campus in Springfield.  City officials believe it could be another step in efforts to revitalize Springfield’s downtown

The University of Massachusetts has put out a formal request for proposals to lease 25,000 square feet in downtown Springfield for use as classroom and office space with the potential to double the size in the future.

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New England News
12:58 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

UMass Amherst Sets Goals To "Green" The Campus

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has endorsed ambitious goals for “greening” the flagship campus. An environmental advisory committee has released an updated Climate Action Plan.  It calls for the campus to reach what is known as carbon neutrality by 2050.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill spoke with Ezra Small, the campus sustainability coordinator.

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WAMC News
6:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Daniel Gordon, UMass Amherst - The Fatal Truth: the Cult of Violence in Western Political Thought

Credit Courtesy UMass Amherst

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “…truth cannot be found by violent means.” That idea is currently the topic of the course Ideas that Changed the World at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Tonight, UMass Amherst history professor and associate dean of the school’s Commonwealth Honors College, Daniel Gordon, will present a lecture titled The Fatal Truth: the Cult of Violence in Western Political Thought. He spoke with WAMC’s Patrick Donges.

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New England News
5:30 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

UMass Student Killed In Amherst Fire

A UMass student was killed in a fire in an off campus apartment complex in Amherst.

The fire broke out in the predawn hours Monday at the Rolling Green Apartment complex. The State Fire Marshall’s office said the fire appeared to have started in the unit where the deceased person was found.  The cause has not determined.  The Amherst Fire department said half the units in the 10 unit complex were gutted. A total of 32 people were displaced, 22 of them are UMass students.  The Red Cross and University Housing services are assisting them.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

On-campus Rape At UMass Amherst Prompts Security Review

UMass Amherst Police Chief John Horvath addresses the media about an on-campus sexual assault
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Four teenagers have been arrested for the rape of an 18 year old UMass Amherst student in a campus residence hall.  University officials say they’ll undertake a comprehensive review of security.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

New UMass Amherst Chancellor Makes Public Debut

UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy makes his debut at the 46th annual community breakfast
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    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.

  

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Jobs Bill Would Provide Funds For Research Grants At UMass

The Democratic leadership in the Massachusetts House has
unveiled a bill to promote job growth.  The proposals would help launch
new innovative businesses, and also expand the state's manufacturing
sector.  WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
3:55 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

UMass Satellite Campus Desired In Springfield

The University of Massachusetts is looking at the feasibility of
establishing satellite campuses. The mayor of Springfield wants a
satellite of the flagship Amherst campus located in his city's downtown.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

        Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno publically lobbied Monday for
what he called a quicker pace to the four year old Springfield-UMass
partnership.

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New England News
5:59 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Group Plans Great Barrington National Historic Site

Great Barrington was the hometown of the late author and civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. He died nearly 50 years ago.

A parcel of land and home located along route 23 in Great Barrington that was given to WEB Dubois as a gift was bulldozed in the mid-50’s. In the 1960’s, the acreage where the homestead sat changed hands. Currently, UMass Amherst owns the homesite.

The Friends of the Du Bois Home site are planning to include the 5-acre plot Great Barrington and three other locations a national historic site.

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