western new england university

Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

Stephen Romano: Balancing Life And Diabetes

I met Laura Burby the beginning of our freshman year at Western New England University and we started dating. As our relationship grew, I learned more about her diabetes, and I learned what to do in certain scary situations. She’s independent when it comes to her diabetes, but it can be a lifesaving measure to be a caretaker when needed.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Sun March 8, 2015

Sister

Rose-colored glasses get a bad name. Whenever I hear someone accused of having rose-colored glasses it usually means they’re unrealistically optimistic or ignoring reality. This might be true…But I believe everyone needs a pair. A few years ago I got some from my older sister, who is my hero. She’s been my greatest teacher and role model, and the “rose-colored glasses” she gave me all those years ago have been a gift that changed my life.

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New England News
6:14 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Supermarket Saga Imperils Jobs, Livelihoods

Most Market Basket stores like this one in Somerville,MA have no stocks of fresh foods

The jobs of 25,000 people in New England are at risk along with the livelihoods of many small businesses because of the drama surrounding the Market Basket supermarket chain.

    The 71 Market Basket stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine have been without fresh food and shoppers, for the most part, for three weeks now because of a wildcat strike by workers who have chosen sides in a long-running dispute between two cousins over control of the family-owned business.

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WAMC News
12:50 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Most College Students Are Destined To Change Their Majors

“I started my freshman year as a Bio major and then I switched to marketing communications.”

“I entered college as a business major, then I switched to communications and public relations.”

“I started as an engineer, but now my major is communications.”

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New England News
6:23 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University

Western New England University's Sleith Hall which houses the engineering department
Credit WAMC

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded a major grant to Western New England University in Springfield for a cancer research project.

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.  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.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Mya Coviello Shares Her Experience Abroad

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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been the subject of 2016 chatter.

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 Warren has become a liberal icon.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  Congress’ unpopularity is hitting new lows during the shutdown.

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 Republicans appear to be taking most of the blame.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  The results of November’s election appear to have changed the immigration debate.

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.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  The special election primaries in Massachusetts are just a few days away.

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.

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