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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
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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.

Sports
10:40 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Knee Injuries A Sports Wild Card

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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.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Make a Wish Foundation gives hope terminally ill children

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.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Study: Youth gambling isn't just entertainment

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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.

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.

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