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Boston joining other college towns with census challenge

Oct. 25, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

Boston is joining other communities across the U.S. with large numbers of university students in planning to challenge the results of the once-a-decade head count, saying the 2020 census undercounted the city's students as well as jail inmates and foreign-born residents. ...

UMass Amherst still investigating source of racist emails

Oct. 07, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts is trying to determine whether racist emails sent to Black student organizations on the Amherst campus this semester are part of a “larger white supremacist campaign," the school's chancellor said. “While we are...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 01, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Boston Globe. October 1, 2021. Editorial: Diverse public boards are better public boards Massachusetts has to get its own house in order before it starts tinkering with corporate boards. Women may “hold up half the sky,” as...

UMass investigates source of racist emails at Amherst campus

Sep. 28, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The president of the University of Massachusetts is pledging to find out who sent racist emails to Black student organizations at the flagship Amherst campus, but some students say the administration's reaction is too late. “The blatantly racist...

UMass Lowell professor gets $2.7M Alzheimer's research grant

Sep. 26, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher has received a $2.7 million federal grant to continue her research into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The National Institutes of Health grant will help engineering associate professor...

Worcester announces indoor face covering mandate

Sep. 17, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The second largest city in Massachusetts will require everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces and will also require municipal employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, the city manager announced Friday. The mask mandate that...

UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...

Amherst Board of Health approves student vaccine mandate

Sep. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Amherst Board of Health has approved a request by the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District to enforce a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students. The mandate adds the coronavirus vaccine to the list of students’ required immunizations, according...

UMass Medical School gets $175M donation, new name

Sep. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is getting a $175 million donation that will more than double its endowment, officials said Tuesday. The gift is from Morningside Foundation established by the family of T.H. Chan, the late Hong Kong real estate developer,...