Daniel McGee


Living in Florence has been a great, unique experience—the food, the people, the beautiful architecture and art, the nightlife, and sports culture. 


Pete Merzbacher '11 initially delivered bread on his bicycle. He now has a 5,000-square-foot bakery that provides products to twenty-six grocers and over one hundred restaurants and cafes.

cheers to 2020

Here it is, my last blog of 2019.


We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” —Walt Disney


It's one of life's hardest challenges...

prof tyson

From October 5 to October 11, UMass Commonwealth Honors College’s emeritus professor of chemistry, Julian Tyson, participated in the World Veterans Fencing Championship 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.


In celebration of its twentieth anniversary, Commonwealth Honors College held a ceremonial alumni brunch over UMass Amherst’s Homecoming weekend, which brought together alumni from 1973 to 2019.


Mentors affect us in all facets of life, whether we know it at the moment or not.


Decision making can be a difficult thing to do. Professor Diane Flaherty pointed out some of the behavioral economics that go into making decisions.


In theory, practicing kindness is an easy thing. In practice, that isn't always the case...