• UMass Amherst June 3, 2022 7:20 pm

    UMass Amherst Lacrosse Player Dead at Age 19

    Aidan Kaminska, 19, was a sophmore from Port Jefferson, New York, who played on the lacrosse team as a redshirt freshman. He died Monday.

  • umass March 24, 2022 12:00 pm

    Driver To Face Charges in UMass Amherst Hit and Run

    The driver in the suspected hit and run was not a student at UMass.

  • UMass Amherst March 24, 2022 12:42 pm

    Arrest Made in Hit-and-Run That Left UMass Student Badly Injured

    A 20-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested Wednesday night and arraigned Thursday in connection to the hit-and-run crash that left a University of Massachusetts Amherst student badly injured earlier this week. Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan announced that the suspect, Jacob A. Delisle, of Northampton, appeared in court Thursday where he pleaded not guilty to several charges, including leaving the scene…

  • coronavirus December 28, 2021 4:27 pm

    UMass Requiring Vaccine Booster Shots for All Students, Faculty and Staff

    All UMass students, faculty and staff will need to get a COVID vaccine booster shot soon, the university system announced Tuesday.

  • Massachusetts September 4, 2021 9:08 pm

    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 September 2, 2021 3:31 pm

    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 September 1, 2021 10:51 am

    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 August 27, 2021 4:07 pm

    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 June 20, 2021 10:01 am

    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 April 10, 2021 9:55 pm

    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 April 9, 2021 11:55 am

    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 March 16, 2021 3:01 pm

    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 February 21, 2021 6:32 pm

    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 February 22, 2021 9:25 am

    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 January 6, 2021 5:12 pm

    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...

  • Massachusetts December 17, 2020 2:20 pm

    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 December 9, 2020 7:54 pm

    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 October 27, 2020 3:36 pm

    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 August 17, 2020 12:57 pm

    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 August 11, 2020 11:57 am

    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...

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