Millions of football fans were anticipating the outcome of the Superbowl last weekend. A much smaller crowd was anticipating the fate of a UMass Amherst student who had been trying to return to campus from his home in Iran.
A UMass Amherst graduate student from Iran has been trying to return to his research in the U.S. He only recently learned that his visa had been revoked.
A UMass Amherst student remains unable to enter the United States. Mohsen Hosseini had returned to Iran over the winter break to get married.
On Saturday, a UMass Amherst graduate student thought he’d be on a plane bound for the U.S. But the airline in Iran wouldn’t issue him a boarding pass.
International graduate students, in particular, are big business for colleges. But President-elect Donald Trump’s many anti-immigration stances have brought uncertainty into the classroom.
Hundreds of people came out recently for for an interfaith conversation about hate crimes in Western Massachusetts.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t elaborated much on immigration policy, beyond what he said during the campaign. But enough was laid out that many believe he will limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.
In the U.S. eggs, measured by the number Americans eat and changing industry standards, are big ticket items. A ballot question in Massachusetts would make it illegal to sell veal, pork or eggs from animals who’ve been confined to crates or cages of a certain size. Other New England states have already adopted some farm-animal welfare regulations concerning pigs or calves. But not regarding chickens.
It’s been nine months since Amherst College distanced itself from Lord Jeff, the controversial and unofficial school mascot. This week, the nomination process for the school’s first ever official mascot got underway.
It’s a slow moving trend, but early voting is taking hold state-by-state. Massachusetts is the most recent to offer ballots to all registered voters ahead of Election Day.
A man known as a champion of underdogs — and for provoking city officials — died last weekend in a motorcycle crash.
When it comes to legislative issues, the six candidates to replace state Rep. Ellen Story have very similar stances. But if voters pay them due diligence, the candidates’ varied experiences, races and ages tell six very different stories.
Senator Markey is calling on Republicans in Congress to stop blocking additional funding that he says will help states address a crisis that isn’t going away, and may be getting worse.
In the Northeast, according to the USDA, about 175,000 farms produce more than $21-billion a year in food, hay and flowers. But not this year. The climate — and how it’s changing — has many farmers thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and available water.
In the first pick in our back-to-school book series, Ellen Wittlinger of Haydenville, Mass., writes about a tight-knit group of high school friends, heading toward their senior year.
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