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The university has received a $1 million federal Department of Education (DOE) grant to subsidize child care costs for low-income college students who have dependent children. The four-year funding is provided through DOE’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program, which...
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Two essays that originally appeared in The Massachusetts Review are included in the 2018 edition of Best American Essays edited by Pulitzer Prize author Hilton Als and published Oct. 2 by Mariner Books. The selected essays are “Prospects for Survival” by noted linguist, philosopher...
Massachusetts Review
Following an extensive year-long vetting process and competitive bidding, Kuali Research has been selected as the new Electronic Research Administration (eRA) system for the campus. Multiple stakeholders—including faculty, business administrators, the Research Council and the Research...
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Walkers passing from Memorial Hall to the Student Union on the Campus Pond side will find much-improved footing this fall. University crews have completed the paving and berming of the sidewalks, replacing the deteriorated surfaces on the east side of Memorial Hall and the W.E.B. Du Bois Library...
Removing old pavement at Memorial Hall

The October issue of DownBeat magazine features an article praising the UMass Amherst jazz program as one of the county’s top five based at universities in small or mid-sized communities.

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Jazz ensemble
The following statement was sent to the campus community Sept. 16: For each of us, our daily lives involve navigating the concerns, prejudices and sometimes very immediate fears that we encounter as a society in these tumultuous days. These challenges were evident on our campus in a...
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Transit Services will be reducing the number of weekday runs on PVTA Routes 33, 34 and 35, effective Monday, Sept. 17. Other PVTA routes will maintain their existing schedules. The decision is tied to a current shortage of student bus drivers. To boost recruitment and restore service, Transit...
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This one-credit, three-day course offers incoming freshmen practical help for the transition from high school to college, while introducing them to the campus and many of their fellow students.
Power Up class
AcademicWorks, a “one-stop” online application center for most scholarships offered on campus, is up and running and accessible with a student’s UMass Net ID. Until now, students have had to search for scholarships in multiple locations, such as their college, department, RSOs...
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The new Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is off to a strong start, as the university welcomed veterinary technology students to their residence hall on Sept. 1. Meanwhile, a range of UMass Amherst officials are working with Boston-area businesses and industry to develop plans on how to connect...
Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst staff

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