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.
A law designed to protect the rights of transgender people in public places goes into effect on October 1, 2016.
Known as a “public accommodation” law it allows people to use the a public bathroom that is consistent with their gender identity.
A two-day symposium honoring journalist James Foley is focusing on the challenges facing journalists who witness extreme violence.
“Their patron is now fully made a saint, and they can now be called, officially, Saint Teresa of Calcutta,” Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said this week.
Chesterfield is known by many for its quintessentially American Fourth of July festivities. It marked Independence Day with its 69th annual parade. The event drew locals […]
The gypsy moth is back! In the eastern part of the state especially, vacationers and residents can’t help but notice the decimated trees left by […]
A Korean-American family’s story of lies, identity and loss. That’s what you’ll find in “Shelter,” the debut novel of Jung Yun — who until this month taught at UMass Amherst.
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There’s a wide variety of hearings and topics ahead at the Statehouse this week. One likely contentious formal session will be held on Thursday, as the […]
Massachusetts lawmakers are looking to pump more money into the state budget as some state accounts are close to running out of money.
Manisha Sinha says she was surprised to discover the precursor to Garrison’s “Covenant with Death” was a sermon delivered by a Hartford, Connecticut, minister.
Things returned to normal at UMass Amherst Thursday tonight, just a couple of hours after a school-wide “shelter in place” order was sent out by campus police. The lockdown followed what police describe as an armed confrontation at a residence hall.
When you see people with their heads buried in their phones, possibly playing a game like Bejeweled Blitz, don’t judge them too harshly. New research finds the visual search and matching app may have potential as a brain training tool.
The changes follow months of turmoil, as student leaders clashed with non-students over programming changes, the removal of a faculty advisor and misconduct allegations against a jazz host.
Some say the images are legacies of racism. The call for new symbolism is among a list of demands, part of a nationwide protest for better conditions for students.
UMass psychologist Rebecca Spencer says a new study goes against expectations when it comes to sleep and decision-making.