University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Trash Big Brothers at UMass Amherst

Oct 01, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Student "Eco-Reps" open trash bags of residence hall buildings to inspect whether recyclables are being thrown away. 

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Masculinity and Mental Health - No Comment

Jul 23, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

A new course at UMass/ Amherst seeks to redirect masculinity away from itself, because it's unhealthy.

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Walking Out on Education

Nov 04, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines the Occupy movement

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Daphne Patai on the Uniformity of Academic Thought

Oct 20, 2011 by George Leef |

Professor Daphne Patai of UMass-Amherst writes about the uniformity of thought she encounters among her fellow academics, which of course ranges from Marxist to "progressive." 

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Race Tracking

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

UMass computer scientists design math tutoring software that matches students with digital coaches according to their race and ethnicity. What message does that send students?

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Winter’s Not So Happy Without Holidays

Dec 08, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

From the student newspaper of the University of Massachusetts is an article by Thomas Moore (the student, not the Utopian) about the new policy for U Mass RAs: Don't call it the "holiday season"; call it the "winter season."… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Stories We’re Watching

Nov 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Climate conspiracy, teeth-bared teachers’ ed, California tuition turmoil, a punchy professor—it’s been a busy fortnight in higher ed.

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Student Gov Officers Appointed by Race at UMass

Sep 25, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Alana Goodman, a student at the University of Massachusetts, has published an excellent article, "Institutionalized Racism in Student Government," in the Collegian, the schoool's student newspaper. Here's an excerpt:

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Gothic Arch and Ghost Town

Jun 21, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Princeton's gracious campus expresses confidence in the life of the mind; UMass Amherst's Chancellor cries uncle; a New Jersey ghost town points its bony finger.

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A Prodigal Field

Dec 30, 2008 by Peter Wood |

NAS visits UMass Amherst one last time for 2008.

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About Face in Amherst

Sep 23, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Here's what really happenned when U Mass tried to cover its tracks after getting caught offering students academic credit for volunteering in the Obama campaign.

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College Credit for Campaign Volunteers

Sep 22, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Students are earning academic credit for helping out in the presidential campaigns.

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Activists Only: Reading Between the Lines of an Academic Job Ad

Sep 11, 2008 by Peter Wood |

U Mass Amherst is looking for a new linguistic anthropologist who fits with the university's politically correct policies and its commitment to a "racialized" outlook. Where does such a job description leave qualified non-minority… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Socialism for Sophomores

Aug 26, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has outdone itself in offering a descent into radical ideology pure and simple. Its Social Thought & Political Economy program reveals to us how easy it is to add a socialist mentality… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A Degree in Agitprop

Aug 11, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Prompted by one of our Argus volunteers, NAS looks into a degree program in social justice education at U Mass Amherst. There we find one of those fantasy studies we thought existed only in such realms as Miskatonic or Hogwarts.

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