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State Senate To Consider New Rules For Transparency

The state Senate is considering a proposed set of rules for the 2015-2016 session that includes efforts to improve transparency.

The new rules, set for a vote on Wednesday, would require the Senate to make a list of bills available to the public two days before any meeting scheduled to consider those bills

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UMass Panel Votes To Freeze Tuition And Fees

A University of Massachusetts panel has approved a freeze on tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for the 2014-15 academic year.

The unanimous vote Wednesday by the UMass Board of Trustees' finance committee likely paves the way for a second consecutive year without tuition increases for most undergrads at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses

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Sexual Assault Probe Targets Massachusetts Schools

Six Massachusetts schools are on a list released by the federal Education Department of 55 colleges from across the nation facing investigations over their handling of sexual abuse complaints

The list released Thursday includes Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College, Harvard College, Harvard University Law School, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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defndaines,flickr

Amherst Schools Closed Because of Slick Floors

A Massachusetts school district has canceled classes for the day because floors are too slippery.

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Columbia Pictures

Was it a UFO in Amherst, or Not?

Many Amherst, MA residents described a weird, low-flying, slow and very quiet diamond/triangular shaped object moving over the town on January 8, 2013.

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Columbia Pictures

FAA Explains Amherst UFO

Federal aviation officials have explained the mysterious flying object seen in the Amherst area earlier his month - sort of.

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hampshire.edu

Mass. College Helping Illegal Immigrants

A Massachusetts college has created an endowment that will help pay tuition for illegal immigrants not eligible for loans or federal grants.   

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