The University of Massachusetts Amherst


SPP student Michael Crowley

SPP Student Wins Udall Scholarship

The national scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment, Native American tribal sovereignty, and health care.

US Capitol Building at night, in snow

School of Public Policy to Host Alumni Reception in DC

The event, which includes a panel discussion on "Preparing the Next Generation of Public Policy Makers," is open to all UMass alumni.

Nyudlia Araeva

Alumni Profile: Nyudlia Araeva, MPPA 2009

"I feel fortunate to work at UMass at a time of institutional transformation and to contribute to making the campus a more equitable and inclusive place for all."

photo of Freedom Cafe manager Dan Johnson and student Sarah Crowley

Class Works with Nonprofit Fighting Human Trafficking

Students in SPP's Social & Environmental Enterprises class offered recommendations to the Freedom Café on ways to better support its mission and strengthen its sales. 

Lee Badgett

Badgett Coauthors Report Examining Sexual Harassment Complaints

The report, for the new UMass Amherst Center for Employment Equity, found that workers who file complaints often face harsh outcomes.

photo of Izzy Rivera and state Rep. Aaron Vega with award

SPP Student Honored by Legislative Caucus for Community Work

Israel Rivera received the award from the Black and Latino Caucus of the Massachusetts Legislature for his community work and leadership.

Headshots of legislators Jo Comerford, Natalie Blais, Lindsay Sabadosa, Mindy Domb

New Legislators to Speak at "Women Leading Western Mass." Event

The event is sponsored by the School of Public Policy and UWiL (UMass Women into Leadership).

photo of Clare McGladrigan and MWPC colleagues

Internship Spotlight: Clare McGladrigan, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus

"Every elected official has the potential to create meaningful change in their community, regardless of the position. While presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial races are exciting, paying attention to state and local elections can bring substantive changes in your community, too."

Still from World Commons Week video

SPP Faculty, Students Organize International World Commons Week

The event included dozens of locally organized events on five continents, as well as a twenty-four-hour series of webinars led by speakers from across the globe.

photo of Raija Vaisanen

Alumni Profile: Raija Vaisanen, MPPA 2010

"The best part of my job is working with the community of partners across the state on the shared goal of connecting workers to good jobs that help keep businesses competitive in Massachusetts."