Claire Healy

Massachusetts statehouse

Jessica Ulloa is a Commonwealth Honors College senior majoring in psychology with a neuroscience concentration.

For the final project for the honors political science course "The Politics of the End of the World" students were given the task of researching, recording and releasing a podcast exploring major changes in Massachusetts history. The podcast has four 20-25 minute episodes that explore different...

Nipsey Hussle

The death of Nipsey Hussle has hit a lot of people I know really hard. The mourning is in part due to what an amazing person he was and what he was doing for his community...

Resource economics professor, Dr. Christine L. Crago, was this year's speaker at the annual Daffodil Lecture March 26th, 2019. Dr. Crago's lecture, “Unintended Consequences of Environmental Policy: Lessons from the US Biofuels Market,” explained the ways environmental policy, albeit well-...

Steven Em, Commonwealth Honors College alumnus, was featured in the Boston Globe in an article titled "From the Killing Fields to the Healing Arts." Em recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and will continue his studies at New York Medical College at the...

Ashes to Ashes

The documentary Ashes to Ashes shows Dr. Shirley Whitaker’s effort to honor and mourn the nearly 4,000 reported African American people who were lynched between 1866 to 1950.

He walked up to the lectern in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall wearing a shirt that read, “I will honor the sacrifices of my ancestors” in bold letters. For the next hour, Michael W. Twitty talked about his journey pursuing culinary justice, investigating the culinary history of...

Newspapers

In my International Journalism class this past week, we had to choose a story that caught our attention and bring it into class. One angle my professor...

A group of UMass Amherst students in the Sustainability Projects Abroad club recently went to Puerto Rico to deliver 100 water purification filters to people and villages affected by Hurricane Maria. The students — Bryan Chua, Ricardo Valdes, Natalia Dilan, and Nicolas Dueans — were interviewed...

Michael Nicholson, a CHC graduate who earned two bachelor's degrees in history and political science (2016) and a master's in public policy from UMass (2017,) recently co-authored an article published in the CommonWealth magazine. The article, "Mass. Cities Losing Clout in Ed Funding Fight,"...