UMASS AMHERST

Julius Lester.
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Civil rights activist and teacher Julius Lester has died. He was 78 years old.

A U.S. Marine in Afganistan.
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A new study led by a UMass Amherst researcher suggests that childhood trauma leads to higher rates of alcohol and drug use in military veterans.

State Senator Stanley Rosenberg roamed the aisles of the House Chamber on Thursday greeting colleagues during a farewell session for former Sen. Thomas McGee, on Jan. 11, 2018.State Senator Stanley Rosenberg roamed the aisles of the House Chamber on Jan.
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The week included some big personal news for former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg that could have big implications on his professional life. Rosenberg is now separated from his husband, Bryon Hefner, who is accused of sexually assaulting several men. 

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The relationship between roughly 3,000 Massachusetts residents and the expanding menu of Bay State gambling options will form a unique data set for researchers around the globe, and a top gaming regulator hopes it will eventually rank among the most historic scientific surveys.

Students line up to receive a meningitis vaccine on Thurdsay, Nov. 30, 2017, at UMass Amherst.
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With a certified meningitis outbreak at UMass Amherst, more than 1,000 students were vaccinated on Thursday to prevent further spread of the disease.

UMass Amherst Officially Declares A Meningitis Outbreak

Nov 30, 2017
UMass Amherst in a file photo.
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With its Amherst campus filled with students who just returned from Thanksgiving break, University of Massachusetts officials on Tuesday said they are treating two cases of meningitis as an outbreak.

Electric-assisted bikes in a bike share program in Canada.
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A regional bike share program is set to launch in western Massachusetts this spring.

100 Students Get Meningococcal Vaccine At UMass Amherst

Nov 16, 2017
Vaccine administration in a file photo.
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Two University of Massachusetts Amherst students hospitalized to treat a potentially deadly meningococcal disease have a strain of the illness for which students are generally not vaccinated. 

Meningitis Diagnosed In Student On UMass Amherst Campus

Nov 15, 2017
Vaccine administration in a file photo.
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University of Massachusetts Amherst officials say a student on campus has been diagnosed with meningitis weeks after another student fell ill with a related illness and are suggesting students consider an additional vaccination as a precaution.

On July 18, 1967, Richard Wilbur was invited to give a poetry reading as part of the Summer Arts Festival at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

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