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.
Michael Rawlins, a geo-scientist at UMass Amherst, says heavier precipitation is one of the main climate change challenges facing the region.
Governor makes announcement at downtown campus location.
About twice as many voters view Warren as more effective than Markey in a UMass poll released Thursday.
The rally was organized to counter the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay church whose members came to picket on campus in response to UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon’s coming out.
The school hired Ed Davis to assess how university and town police respond to large gatherings of students. This review follows dozens of arrests – and complaints of police overreaction – at the pre-St. Patrick’s Day”Blarney Blowout.”
The guard was the Minutemen’s fourth-leading scorer with 9.4 points per game last season, when UMass reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998.
It’s not just the big schools who are in the midst of high-pressure playoff basketball.
About 100 students gathered to voice their opposition to what they say were “oppressive tactics” used by police at the weekend’s “Blarney Blowout.”
Four police officers were hurt as they worked to disperse hundreds of unruly students who were throwing beer cans and bottles at police on Saturday as large crowds gathered at an off-campus apartment complex, according to the Amherst police department.
After two more losses in the past week, UMass has fallen out of the AP rankings altogether.
A new study released today projects Massachusetts’ population will increase 4.4 percent by 2030. But not all parts of the state are expected to grow.
The UMass Amherst Minuteman Marching Band takes to the streets of New York City later this morning where it will perform in the Macy’s Parade.