• UMass Amherst May 9, 2024 11:34 pm

    UMass Amherst commencement speaker withdraws after protester arrests

    Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead will not deliver the keynote speech at UMass Amherst’s graduation next week after dozens of protesters were arrested Tuesday. About 130 people were arrested at a pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. Whitehead spoke out Thursday against the arrests, and the school confirmed on its website that he had withdrawn. “I was looking forward to speaking next…

  • Massachusetts May 8, 2024 7:00 pm

    Clash of protests continues at MIT

    Supporters of Israel and the Palestinian people are making their voices heard at MIT campus protests.

  • UMass Amherst May 8, 2024 7:55 pm

    Protesters clash at MIT after about 130 arrests at UMass Amherst

    About 130 people were arrested at a pro-Palestinian encampment at UMass Amherst Tuesday night, the university said. The encampment — one of many that to have sprung up at college campuses across Massachusetts and the country as the war in Gaza rages on — was unauthorized, according to UMass Amherst, and people involved didn’t follow police orders to disperse. The…

  • Massachusetts May 8, 2024 7:16 am

    Tensions escalate as protests across Mass. colleges continue

    Tensions on college campuses in Massachusetts, including at MIT and UMass Amherst, are continuing to skyrocket Wednesday morning.

  • Massachusetts November 6, 2023 7:23 pm

    UMass Amherst student arrested for alleged anti-semitism

    A student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accused of assaulting a Jewish student and spitting on an Israeli flags last week after a demonstration on campus that called for the return of the hostages being held by Hamas, according to school officials.

  • Massachusetts November 6, 2023 7:25 pm

    UMass Amherst student accused of punching Jewish student, spitting on Israeli flag

    A student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accused of assaulting a Jewish student and spitting on an Israeli flags last week after a demonstration on campus that called for the return of the hostages being held by Hamas, according to school officials. The student approached the crowd on Friday and “aggressively” gave them the “middle finger,” wrote UMass…

  • UMass Amherst October 26, 2023 3:33 pm

    Police arrest 57 at pro-Palestinian sit-in at UMass Amherst

    Fifty-seven pro-Palestinian protestors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst were arrested by campus police Wednesday night for trespassing during a sit-in protest at the Whitmore Administration Building, where students demanded Chancellor Javier Reyes condemn the Israel Defense Forces’ attacks on Gaza and cut the university’s ties with defense contractor Raytheon Technology. Students rallied in front of the student union...

  • UMass Amherst June 27, 2023 2:45 pm

    From biochemistry student to music sensation: Topsfield singer's journey goes viral

    Lily Fitts, a 22-year-old singer from Massachusetts, has taken social media by storm with her singing talent.  Under the username @lilyfittsmusic, Fitts captivated audiences on TikTok and Instagram with her covers of popular songs, amassing about 100,000 followers combined. Fitts has recently gained attention after renowned musicians such as Zach Bryan, The Lumineers and Noah Kahan reposted her renditions of…

  • Massachusetts April 10, 2023 6:03 pm

    Gov. Healey Announces Protections for Abortion Pill

    Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell said she plans to use all the powers of her office to safeguard abortion in the state.

  • Massachusetts April 10, 2023 6:22 pm

    Healey Orders Stockpiling of Abortion Pill in Mass., Clarifies Law Protecting it

    After a federal judge in Texas suspended nationwide approval of abortion pill mifepristone, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey issued an executive order on Monday to clarify that a state law passed last year to protect abortion access from out-of-state prosecution extends to the pills as well. The governor’s office also announced that the University of Massachusetts Amherst ordered 15,000 doses of…

  • UMass Amherst February 16, 2023 1:40 pm

    UMass Board Confirms Reyes as Next Amherst Chancellor

    Moments after he secured the job with unanimous support, the incoming chancellor for UMass Amherst set his sights on working together with other universities to build up “the competitiveness of the commonwealth.” The University of Massachusetts system’s trustees confirmed the selection of Javier Reyes as the next top leader at the flagship campus. UMass President Marty Meehan’s recommended Reyes...

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