Latest University of Massachusetts News

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

Report: Boston harbor barrier could take 30 years, cost $12B

May. 30, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A harbor barrier to protect Boston from rising seas and increased flooding due to climate change could cost nearly $12 billion and take more than 30 years to complete, according to a new analysis from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The researchers cautioned city leaders from pursuing...

The Latest: UMass responds to enrollment questions

May. 29, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a study looking at admissions standards at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A University of Massachusetts spokesman is responding to a new report suggesting that gaining admission to the UMass flagship campus in Amherst is more difficult for...

College officials may face subpoenas from panel on closure

May. 16, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Top officials of a Massachusetts college that recently closed its doors declined to appear before lawmakers at an oversight hearing on Wednesday, prompting the head of the panel to warn it might issue subpoenas. Mount Ida College, a small, private school in suburban Boston that traces its...

CNN's Jake Tapper to address UMass-Amherst graduates

May. 11, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — CNN anchor Jake Tapper is set to address graduates at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst's spring commencement. Tapper is the featured speaker at Friday's ceremony for undergraduate students. Tapper hosts a weekday program on CNN and serves as the network's chief Washington...