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9 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft meets hostile crowd at UMass Amherst

John Ashcroft speaks at the University of Massachusetts Student Union on Wednesday evening, where he was met with taunts and even accusations that he was a hypocrite and a "war criminal."

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Related Topix: Prison, Missouri, George Bush, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

11 hrs ago | MassLive.com

John McCarthy seeking reelection to Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee

WILBRAHAM - Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee incumbent D. John McCarthy has announced he is running for re-election to the regional School Committee.

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Related Topix: Wilbraham, MA, US Military, US Navy, Springfield, MA

15 hrs ago | MassLive.com

More than 1,500 support Derrick Gordon, gay-lesbian community at UMass-Amherst rally

More than 1,500 rallied Wednesday at the University of Massachusetts in support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and Derrick Gordon, the UMass basketball player who came out as gay last week.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Amherst, MA, Transgender, Hatfield, MA

20 hrs ago | The Tufts Daily

Anastasia Korolov | Back to the Future

I spent a year at a community college. I know - maybe gasps from many of you; maybe indifference from others.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

UMass Amherst gaming researchers update commission on project

Last year the Massachusetts Gaming Commission selected the University of Massachusetts to research the social and economic impacts of an urban casino in the state.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Holyoke, MA

Boston.com

Poll finds Martha Coakley leading gubernatorial rivals

Coakley is leading both Democratic primary rivals and potential general election opponent Charlie Baker, a Republican, the University of Massachusetts Amherst poll of registered voters found.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Freshnews

Prominent Researchers Discuss Translating Basic Research into...

Four nationally prominent scientists will share their experiences translating their basic research findings into therapeutic applications during a symposium titled "Models to Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities" on Friday, May 2. The symposium is organized by the new Models to Medicine Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Biology, Science

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Boston Herald

KC rampage suspect told UMass grad: 'I hate all Jews'

A prophetic, hate-spewing interview four years ago with Kansas City mass murder suspect Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., conducted by a multimedia talk-show host from Northampton, offers a disturbing glimpse into the twisted mind of the former head of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan who was then in the midst of a failed campaign for U.S. senator ... (more)

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Related Topix: Missouri, Opinion

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lab Provides Tick Testing Service

It's tick season again, and this year residents of 32 Massachusetts towns have a golden opportunity to receive free, expert identification of ticks and the disease-causing pathogens they carry, with testing provided by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Related Topix: tick, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Zoology, Amherst, MA

Writerswrite.com's Writer's Blog

Donna Tartt Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Goldfinch

The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, Donna Tartt has won the Fiction prize for her coming of age novel, The Goldfinch which is published by Little, Brown.

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Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books

CBS 3 Springfield

Davis in Amherst to launch rowdiness review

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to review the school and town's handling of the so-called Blarney Blowout parties.

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Related Topix: Amherst, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Boston Herald

Rally likely at UMass vs. anti-gay church protest

An expected demonstration Wednesday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst by the virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church over basketball player Derrick Gordon's publicly coming out last week will be tolerated by the school but is likely to face a large counterprotest, a university spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

Cape Cod Times

Young at heart at the 'Senior' prom

The spectacle that is senior prom often comes with corsages, tuxedos and Hummer limos: The "Senior" prom on Sunday at the Yarmouth Senior Center was a little different.

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Related Topix: Dennis, MA, West Dennis, MA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Hundreds march on UMass campus against sexual assault

The group, made up of close to 500 members of fraternities and sororities at UMass, marched across campus from the northeast residential area and ending at the southwest residential area.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Sentinel & Enterprise

Westminster master plan workshop brings suggestions for Main Street

In the next decade, Westminster village may have underground utility cables, trees along Main Street and smaller business signs following recommendations made by the public at Saturday morning's town center design workshop at Forbush Memorial Library.

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Related Topix: Westminster, MA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

MassLive.com

Extravaganja 2014 draws thousands to Amherst Town Common to raise...

Thousands gathered in downtown Amherst on Saturday, April 12, 2014 for the 23rd annual Extravaganja celebration, sponsored by the UMass Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Amherst, MA, Drugs

Berkshire Eagle

Former US Attorney General Ashcroft to visit UMass

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is scheduled to speak at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a year after another visiting Republican figure prompted protests at the liberal campus.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, George Bush, W., US News, Patriot Act

Fri Apr 11, 2014

EurekAlert!

MARC travel awards announced for the American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting

FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting, 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease in Orlando, FL from May 27-31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports Medicine, Medicine, Florida State University, Cal State Fullerton, Texas, Travel, Puerto Rico Travel, Caribbean Travel

University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Ranked 14th among Public University Business Schools

Continuing its impressive and sustained rise in national ratings, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 36th overall and 14th among public universities in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek magazine listing of undergraduate business programs.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts

MassLive.com

Former Police Commissioner Edward Davis on UMass campus Monday...

Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis will be on the University of Massachusetts campus Monday beginning his series of meetings to look at what happened during the Blarney Blowout March 8 and helping the university plan for future events.

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Related Topix: Amherst, MA, North Amherst, MA

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