Current Students

UMass Basketball Star First Openly Gay D-1 Player

Derrick Gordon '15 (sociology) stepped forward on April 9 as the first openly gay player in Division I men's college basketball and shared his story with ESPN and Outsports.

Student's Internships Are "Win-Win"

Kabir Thatte ’16 (political science) knows the value of internships. Although he is only a sophomore, he has already interned with Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Joe Kennedy for Congress, the Town of Medfield, and the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.

Childhood Interest in Artifacts Becomes Student’s Career Choice

With a passion for paleontology and archaeology, Nadia Waski '14 (anthropology) is learning as much as she can through her department, the Anthropology Club, and her internships, including one at the Museum of Natural History in New York City and another at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

Vigil for Meghan Beebe '14

On Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. a vigil and reception will be held for Meghan Beebe '14 (sociology), who died on December 28 from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Connecticut.

Sophomore and Her Dog Win Westminster Championship

Delaney Ratner '16 (resource economics) and her border collie Kelso win the first ever agility competition at the 138th annual Westminster Dog Show.

Undergraduate Research Program Benefits Students

A new model for undergraduate education in the social sciences trains students to work with faculty to develop studies with real world significance and gives them a crucial edge in the job market. Nicole Berns ’14 (political science/comparative literature) explains.

Thinking—and Acting—Strategically About a Career in Public Policy

Andrew McGavern ’13 (political science) is making the most of opportunities at UMass, including impressive internships, the Accelerated Master of Public Policy Program, scholarships, and various student development offices.

Blanchflower to Play in Senior Bowl

Tight end Rob Blanchflower '14 (communication) has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Herndon Among Bostonians of the Year

PhD candidate Thomas Herndon (economics), who helped debunk a key study by Harvard economists that supported austerity policies, has been selected one of twelve Honorable Mentions in The Boston Globe's 2013 Bostonians of the Year. 

Determination Drives Student to Leave Cycle of Poverty

Of the West End House Scholarship, Rosana Urbaez ’14 (communication/psychology) says, "My success is contingent on having those around me believe in my success, and with help from scholarships like this, it can become a reality for me.”

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