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.
UMass Amherst football will avoid a threatened NCAA probation by boosting attendance numbers over last season.
UMass scientists say they’ve developed a method of in-vitro fertilization that sidesteps some of its challenges – at least in mice.
Large crowds gathered outside a complex of residence halls at UMass Amherst Wednesday night to celebrate the Red Sox victory in the World Series.
The Red Sox play the Cardinals in Game 6 tonight. With a win, the Sox become World Series champs.
Scientists at UMass Medical School have found that a common protein might be used to treat certain cancer tumors.
The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield enshrines a dozen new members this weekend.