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.
This week will bring recommendations for K-12 public education financing and a major new effort to get residents signed up for health insurance. Meantime, the Legislature limps into November, without much to show for accomplishments this fall.
When cellist Astrid Schween joins the Juilliard String Quartet, she’ll be the first woman and first African American member in its nearly 70 year history.
The Minutemen will look to rebound this week after a lopsided loss this past Saturday. In their first game of the season, the team lost to Colorado 48-14.
U.S. News says UMass is the 29th best public university in the country. This puts UMass on top of all public universities in New England except for UConn, which is ranked 19th.