“Right after college is the best time to do something like this,” Dan Robinson ’14 (communication/information technology) says. “It’s a time where you’re trying to figure out what’s next in your life. Going far outside your comfort zone and surrounding yourself with a completely new culture and language is a great way to reflect on the past 4 years of college."
In response to several threatening racist messages that were scrawled on dorm-room doors, about 1,000 students of all colors flooded the Student Union to lend their voices to a suddenly powerful outcry against racism on campus.
The Wellspring Collaborative, an innovative economic development organization in Springfield co-directed by Fred Rose, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, has received two new grants totaling $70,000.
Samalid Hogan ’03 (economics/Spanish) is launching CoWorkSpringfield!, an initiative dedicated to creating a diverse peer support network of entrepreneurs while offering a professional coworking space in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.
In the New York Times Opinion Pages' "Room for Debate" (October 15), Prof. Joya Misra (sociology and public policy), editor of the journal Gender & Society, speaks out about "Freezing Plans for Motherhood and Staying on the Job."
Nia Decaille ’15 (journalism, legal studies) sat in the lobby of the fourth floor of the Integrative Learning Center on Thursday, October 9, 2014 with fellow journalism majors awaiting the arrival of the UMass system president Robert Caret.
A story by Eric Bosco '15 (journalism) and Kayla Marchetti '14 (communication/journalism), published on the front page of the Sunday Boston Globe on September 28, 2014, revealed circumstances surrounding the death of a UMass student due to an overdose of heroin.