Although informants helped university police make drug arrests, a working group determined the policy’s harms outweighed the benefits.
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret has accepted a job at the University of Maryland, but plans to remain in Massachusetts for several months to assist with the leadership transition at UMass.
A UMass spokesperson says Brewer will make $110,000.
Starter Blake Frohnapfel was out last week with a leg injury as UMass lost to Akron, 30-6.
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.