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Four page spread of the article Black Women: Visible and Heard that appeared in the Summer 2021 issue

UMass Magazine is published twice per year by the commonwealth’s flagship campus, the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The magazine has garnered awards and praise for telling the stories of the UMass community.

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Candice Pinault Novak

Managing Editor

Lori Shine ’04MFA


Alexis Ali, writing
Dan Fillietaz-Domingues ’14, design
Sarah Jarman, design
Jason Johnson, web production
Heather Kamins, writing
Zahriana Newson Gadsden ’24, editorial assistance
KieuLy Nguyen ’22, editorial assistance
Emilie Wallace, web production


Lisa Beth Anderson, photography
BRIGADE, art direction and design
Elvan Cavaç, ’21PhD, ’24MBA, writing
Annika Hipple, writing
Tom Hoogendyk, web production
Lil Knight ’97, ’03MEd, copy editing, writing
Su-Yee Lin ’12MFA, proofreading
Craig Martin, writing
Barbara Osborne, writing
Lauren Rubenstein, writing
Kristyn Shea ’06, art, writing
Naomi Shulman, writing
John Solem, photography
Elizabeth Thurmond, copy editing
Scott Whitney, writing

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Kumble R. Subbaswamy

Vice Chancellor for Advancement

Arwen Staros Duffy

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations & Executive Director, Alumni Association

Deborah Goodhind

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