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Former UMass Student Sentenced
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) _ A former University of Massachusetts graduate student convicted of involuntary manslaughter for providing the heroin that led to the overdose death of an undergraduate working as an informant for campus police has been sentenced to serve a year in jail...
Sanders Coming to MA
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) _ Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is planning a campaign stop in Massachusetts. The Vermont senator will hold a rally on Monday at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Sanders campaign officials say he plans to discuss a range of issues, including eliminating big money from politics, combating climate change and making college affordable...
amherst must stand but redskins an outrage
When a sports team chooses a name for the franchise, they usually pick something or someone that demands respect. For New England, the Patriots are a logical choice. The New York Yankees choice had purpose and so does too, the name of the Washington Redskins...
New Senate Rules
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...
Tuition Freeze Approved
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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