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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Video: Debate on Affirmative Action

May 23, 2016 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood and Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy debate affirmative action at an event sponsored by the University Union at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Peter Wood to Debate Randall Kennedy on Affirmative Action at UMass

Mar 11, 2016 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood will debate Harvard Law professor and author Randall Kennedy on April 12.

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. 

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.

Walking Out on Education

Nov 04, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines the Occupy movement

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." 

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?

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."…

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.

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:

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.

A Prodigal Field

Dec 30, 2008 by Peter Wood |

NAS visits UMass Amherst one last time for 2008.

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.

College Credit for Campaign Volunteers

Sep 22, 2008 by Peter Wood |

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

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…

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