AMHERST, Mass. – In the fall of 1984, Neil O. Priestly arrived at UMass intending to earn his bachelor’s degree in engineering. Four years later he was on his way out of the University, not with a degree, but about to be dismissed for poor grades.
AMHERST, Mass. - Brandy L. Curtis, of Greenville, R.I., an honors student majoring in anthropology and minoring in biology, has been selected student speaker for the 132nd Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Sun. May 26 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 300 students from the University of Massachusetts will participate in the ninth annual "Into Amherst," a day of community service geared toward the cleanup and beautification of the town of Amherst, on Sat., April 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 18-20 young adults from Holyoke, Mass., will spend a few days this week catching a glimpse into the lives of students at the University of Massachusetts as part of the Reverse Spring Break program designed by UMass students to strengthen ties between the two communities.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts art students Bryan Thomas and Mary Crawford are ready to trade in their paint- and plaster-stained flannel shirts and grungy jeans for the polished look of professional artists. To that end, they will be putting their faith in the fashion and style experts of The Learning Channel''s "A Makeover Story."
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 55 University of Massachusetts students will spend their spring break next week volunteering for community service projects in several communities, including the nearby city of Holyoke and three Virginia towns.
AMHERST, Mass. - Helena Horak, a senior at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to the First Team of the All-USA College Academic Team by the national daily newspaper USA Today. Horak is one of 20 college students in the country chosen for the First Team for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership. Horak will be recognized tonight, Feb. 27, during the UMass men''s basketball game at the Mullins Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - The works of several women playwrights from Muslim cultures will debut at a New York festival of plays this month organized by University of Massachusetts theater student Lucinda Kidder.