• Massachusetts Sep 5

    UMass Blown Out by Pitt in Season Opener

    Kenny Pickett threw for two touchdowns passes and the Pitt defense held Massachusetts to 209 yards of total offense as the Panthers cruised to a 51-7 season-opening victory on Saturday. Pickett linked up with Lucas Krull and Jordan Addison for first-quarter touchdowns as the Panthers jumped out to a two-score lead in the first 15 minutes. The fifth-year senior directed…

  • Massachusetts Sep 2

    University Acquisition Edges UMass Closer to Online Learning Expansion

    The University of Massachusetts system will expand its online education footprint through a new “UMass Global” arm after officially acquiring Brandman University, officials announced Thursday. More than a year after UMass announced it would partner with the California-based university system, Chapman University finalized the transfer of Brandman University, a part of its system, to UMass. The schools will now launch…

  • umass lowell Sep 1

    Swampscott Couple Giving $50 Million to UMass

    Having already committed $11 million to UMass Lowell, Robert and Donna Manning of Swampscott have topped that example of generosity with the largest cash gift in the history of the University of Massachusetts. The Mannings, described by UMass as high school sweethearts and Methuen natives who both commuted to what is now UMass Lowell in the 1980s, have agreed to…

  • vaccine Aug 27

    Judge Tosses Case Over UMass Boston, Lowell Vaccine Mandates

    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a requirement that students at the University of Massachusetts campuses in Boston and Lowell be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to return to campus. Students at the schools sued in July, asking the judge to find the vaccination mandates to be unconstitutional. The UMass Boston student also alleged she…

  • umass Jun 20

    UMass to Unveil Statues of Basketball Players Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Marcus Camby

    The University of Massachusetts has announced plans to unveil statues of two of the best men’s basketball players as well as two of the best basketball coaches in school history outside the team’s Amherst arena. The statues of Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Marcus Camby as well as coaches Jack Leaman and John Calipari will be made public during...

  • umass Apr 11

    UMass Wins Its First NCAA Hockey Championship in Dominant Frozen Four Final

    The University of Massachusetts won the men’s national college hockey championship Saturday, beating St. Cloud State 5-0. It’s the Minutemen’s first NCAA title, won despite playing part of the tournament short-handed because of coronavirus protocols.

  • umass Apr 9

    UMass Headed to NCAA Men's Hockey Championship Game Saturday

    Garrett Wait scored in overtime and short-handed Massachusetts beat two-time defending champion Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four semifinals. UMass (19-5-4) advances to Saturday’s national championship game against St. Cloud State — as both teams seek to make program history with a first title. UMass was without four players due to COVID-19 contact-tracing protocols, including...

  • coronavirus Mar 16

    UMass President Recommends Another Tuition Freeze

    In recognition of the impacts the pandemic continues to have on people’s pocketbooks, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan will recommend a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduate students in the system next academic year, he announced Tuesday. “To lessen the financial burden on our students and their families, many of whom have suffered from job losses, business closures and...

  • UMass Amherst Feb 21

    Following Improvement in COVID Cases, UMass Amherst to Resume in-Person Classes

    University officials say recent restrictions have helped reduce the spread of COVID-19, allowing the school to decrease its risk level from “high” to “elevated.”

  • umass Feb 22

    UMass Amherst to Resume In-Person Classes Monday After COVID Surge

    The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is planning to return to in-person classes Monday after a previous surge in COVID-19 cases led the school to pause campus instruction for two weeks. University officials say recent restrictions have helped reduce the spread of COVID-19, allowing the school to decrease its risk level from “high” to “elevated.” The decision was made with…

  • capitol Jan 6

    UMass Basketball Game in Washington Postponed Due to Riot at Capitol

    A political riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., prompted the postponement of the University of Massachusetts’ basketball game at George Washington University. Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, interrupting the process to certify President-elect Joe Biden as the election’s winner. The game was scheduled for 6 p.m. in Washington. That’s when...

  • Hockey East Dec 17, 2020

    College Hockey in New England Charges on Despite COVID Pandemic

    Hockey games are chaotic, and so was the start of the 2020-21 college season in New England.  When Hockey East, the region’s top college hockey conference, announced its schedule for the 2020-21 season, flexibility was the priority, since the coronavirus pandemic would likely stop teams from playing with a moment’s notice.  About a month in, that flexibility has been...

  • budget deficit Dec 10, 2020

    Loss of Housing, Dining Revenue Fuels UMass' $335M Budget Deficit

    The loss of housing and dining revenue during the coronavirus pandemic is the major reason the five-campus University of Massachusetts system is facing a projected $335 million budget shortfall, officials said Wednesday. System President Marty Meehan told a trustees committee that it will be critical for the university to remain disciplined in its financial management to remain financially sound. “Just…

  • coronavirus pandemic Oct 27, 2020

    What Has It Been Like To Lead A College During Covid?

    At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, they’ve given 70,000 Covid tests and had only 20 come back positive. What’s working so well at WPI? What are the challenges ? The costs? And by the way, 1,000 kids have already applied for next year! A great conversation with WPI President Laurie Leshin.

  • college Aug 17, 2020

    Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts College Reopening Plans

    The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed how colleges are approaching the 2020-2021 academic year. Plans differ greatly from school to school, with some planning entirely remote learning with no students on campus, some going remote with campus open and others deciding to hold at least some form of in-person classes. Testing will be part of the new normal on most…

  • University of Massachusetts Aug 11, 2020

    UMass Cancels 2020 Football Season Amid Pandemic

    The University of Massachusetts on Tuesday announced that it had cancelled its football season for the upcoming year. Calling the decision “difficult,” athletic director Ryan Bamford said the decision was made to protect the safety of players, coaches and staff.    “The continuing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic posed too great of a risk, and we reached the conclusion...

  • coronavirus Aug 7, 2020

    UMass Amherst Changes Fall 2020 Plans

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst changed its fall reopening plan Thursday, less than three weeks before the start of the semester, announcing that students whose classwork is completely remote will no longer have the option of living on campus.

  • coronavirus Aug 7, 2020

    UMass Amherst No Longer Giving Remote Students Option to Return to Campus This Fall

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst changed its fall reopening plan Thursday, less than three weeks before the start of the semester, announcing that students whose classwork is completely remote will no longer have the option of living on campus. Additionally, the university is now urging that remote students stay home and don’t move even to the Amherst area for...

  • umass Jul 20, 2020

    UMass Freezes In-State Tuition Rates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    The University of Massachusetts system announced Monday it was freezing tuition rates for the 2020-21 academic year as the state continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, UMass said tuition for its Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses would be frozen at an average rate of $14,722 for undergrad students and between $14,590 to $18,433 for graduate…

  • fall semester Jul 9, 2020

    Colleges Plan for Return to Class This Fall

    Several New England colleges and universities have released their plans for the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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