New research out of UMass-Amherst and Louisiana State University suggests that binge drinking during adolescence may reduce neural connections in the pre-frontal cortex — at least in rats. The study was released this week in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Prosecutors arraigned a UMass Amherst student on Monday in connection with racist graffiti left on dormitory doors.
Robert Caret says he’s waiting for a university review to take a final stand on the use of confidential informants on campus.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is standing by UMass over the case of a student who worked as a confidential informant, before overdosing on heroin.
A state lawmaker on the higher education committee says UMass made mistakes.
The team has played all its home games in eastern Massachusetts while it upgraded McGuirk Stadium in Amherst.
The school will lose its affiliation with the Mid-Atlantic Conference after next season, and will play as an independent, at least for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
It’s tricky to study the actual health benefits of the plant. Advocates for marijuana reform met on the UMass campus Monday, and are hoping to build momentum to make the drug easier to study.
There’s a new archive in western Massachusetts on the history of U.S. drug policy. The UMass Amherst collection includes documents from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Boston’s former police commissioner says Amherst and UMass police used inappropriate force in last year’s annual party, which got out of hand and resulted in 55 arrests.
The UMass football team takes on Vanderbilt University in Nashville on Saturday. Both teams are trying to rebound after tough losses.
Georgia developer cited strong community opposition as one reason for pulling out of the 6.5 million dollar deal.
It’s game time at UMass Amherst. The Minutemen football team faces Boston College at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. This is the third year since the team made the costly and contentious move up to college football’s top division.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was up a tenth-of-a-point in July to 5.6 percent. The small increase comes even though nearly 14,000 jobs were added across the state. One expert says the slight uptick in the jobless rate may actually be a positive sign.
The well-known astronomer and educator was 61.