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Meet the Major: Sport Management and Communication

Picture of Ray Weisse in front of a Department of Sport Management sign with the caption “Meet the Major: Sport Management and Communication"

Ray Weisse left his New Jersey hometown to attend University of Massachusetts Amherst after receiving a huge financial aid package his senior year of high school. He knew he wanted to go to a big state school with lots of school spirit and campus life, and loved the size and location of UMass Amherst. Now a third year sport management and communication double major, he couldn’t be more proud to call UMass his home. 

Meet the Major: Political Science and Public Health

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Savannah Gillis is a political science major with a secondary major in public health. Given her lifelong interest in history, politics, and government affairs, she always knew she would want to study something related to the topic. It wasn’t until her first year at UMass, when she enrolled in The Science of Health Inequality, that she became interested in public health as well. 

Opinion: Remote learning in the eyes of a parent

Picture of books and laptop on a bedroom floor with the caption “Remote Learning: Thoughts from a UMass Parent"

An inevitable sense of disappointment stays with us as thousands of students transition from their once in-person classes to remote learning at home following the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as disappointing as it may be, administrations across the country continue to make these decisions for the greater good of each campus’s student body and faculty. After returning home to my small southwestern Connecticut home, I wondered how parents perceive the effects of the outbreak, including students coming home to finish their semester. So, I asked my mom how she felt about UMass's new remote, online learning.