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Spring 2024

Extra Innings

Kevin Graber ’09MEd shares his unconventional path to the big leagues

Hidden Gems

Nooks, niches, and curiosities

Extra Credit

For those who like to read ahead


Making more sustainable fashion choices

Summoning endless power—from thin air

Ultimate Frisbee players share the spirit of the game

Hidden Gems

Exploring a local oddity in downtown Amherst


Artist Alex Cook ’98 shares his mission to make everyone feel seen


How a tiny particle and a giant magnetic donut are helping solve the mysteries of the universe

A local restaurateur shares his appetite for business

An incredibly accurate, not at all made up, look into your future—with a UMass twist

Can machine learning keep us healthy and at home?


After affirmative action—and more


Tracking the evolving meaning of a word

Forecasting the next outbreak
Deflating inflation


Class Notes and more

Honoring a force behind an American storytelling renaissance, and more

A peek at the remarkable art inside the chancellor’s house