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Vowing to preserve the university’s affordability mission while continuing to pursue excellence, UMass President Marty Meehan outlined five areas of focus to ensure a world-class UMass education remains affordable for students from all backgrounds in his annual State of the University address.

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Marty Meehan
This story by Abigail Charpentier originally appeared in the Daily Collegian.  Since its founding in 2011, Latinos Unidos (LU) has been uniting Latino students on campus and educating community members on Latino culture and heritage. With 111 members on Campus Pulse and 20-30...
Students of Latinos Unidos
The campus community has until March 14 to makes its voice heard on bus service cuts proposed by the PVTA to deal with an expected $3.1 million budget shortfall for fiscal 2019. The changes, which include at least one route elimination, would take effect July 1. There are 18 proposed service...
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The geosciences department, internationally known as host to one of the top electron microprobe laboratories in the world, will add a new, state-of-the-art $1.1 million microprobe to its toolkit later this year, say professors Michael Williams and Michael Jercinovic, who direct the electron microprobe/scanning electron microscope facility in Morrill Science Center.

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Calcium compositional map of a chemical reaction preserved in a rock from the Athasbasca Terrain, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The reaction occurred between two minerals, feldspar, upper left, and pyroxene, lower right.
Five nights a week, students collect leftover hot food from UMass Amherst dining halls and deliver it to local people in need. Working as part of the national Food Recovery Network, the campus volunteers tackle the dual issues of food waste and food insecurity.
Food recovery
The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the Jury’s Choice for Wood Innovation in the WoodWorks 2018 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. The most technologically advanced cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in the country, the...
John W. Olver Design Building
The Frank A. Waugh Arboretum, which covers most of the UMass Amherst campus, has been awarded a Level IV Accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving high standards of professional practices for arboreta and botanic gardens. Jack Ahern, professor of landscape...
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Ten graduate students will distill their doctoral or master’s theses into accessible three-minute oral presentations as they contend for a $1,000 first prize in the final round of the university’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.

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This story and photos by Brian Choquet originally appeared in Amherst Wire. At 10 years old, University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Stephnie Igharosa was a self-proclaimed tomboy when she reluctantly let her mother wrap her head in a traditional Nigerian gele. As her mom wrapped and...
First-year student Trinity Monteiro sits patiently as her friend wraps her head in a front doughnut wrap.
University Health Services is offering a new series of walk-in clinics to administer the meningitis B vaccine. Dr. George Corey announced the clinics Feb. 15 in a broadcast email to the campus community: Thank you to all the students who have received vaccinations so far during the clinics we...
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