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My Turn: How to welcome a refugee family into your community
04-15-2024 4:45 PM

By RAZVAN SIBII

The loud and shameless politics that surrounds the issue of undocumented immigration makes it easy to miss the moves that the Biden administration has been making in the realm of legal immigration, from rebuilding the refugee program to expediting the...

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Activists: Tuition hike wrong tack for UMass
04-11-2024 4:08 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — As a University of Massachusetts Amherst doctoral student in physics, Mark Murdy has seen his wages as a graduate employee decline relative to inflation, meaning he, like others who work on campus, is taking home less money.Amid these...


Guest columnist Richard S. Bogartz: What the ghosts of Warsaw Ghetto know
04-10-2024 3:59 PM

By RICHARD S. BOGARTZ

 I had intended to continue my four-part series on President Joe Biden, but I must interrupt that project even though Part 2 is almost complete because, even though I don’t believe in ghosts, I keep encountering ghosts who insist I must address Gaza...


Susan Tracy: Support Ukraine funding
04-07-2024 7:01 AM

As Congress returns this week, funding for military aid to Ukraine will be on the table in the House. However, if Speaker Mike Johnson brings Ukraine aid up for a vote which will pass, the MAGA Republicans have threatened his tenure as speaker....


A workplace from hell: Amherst filmmaker Matt Heron-Duranti is part of the team behind independent film “Another Day in America”
04-05-2024 1:44 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

There’s been a lot written about the problems that have plagued many American workplaces in the wake of the pandemic, from employees insisting on continuing to work at home to offices that have mirrored the polarization and social conflicts plaguing...


Get Growing with Mickey Rathbun: What good is an herbarium? Herbariums, like Emily Dickinson’s, are an essential resource for scientists
04-05-2024 1:41 PM

By MICKEY RATHBUN

The word “herbarium” sounds a bit quaint, even antiquated. We may think of Emily Dickinson’s herbarium, which she created during her year at Mount Holyoke in 1847-48. Although she had begun studying plants at age 9 and was helping her mother in the...


Sounds Local: Coming out in her own time (signature): Kim Chin-Gibbons to release first single as solo artist, ‘7848’
04-03-2024 3:44 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Kim Chin-Gibbons of Amherst has been playing in bands for over a decade. Most know her from her work with ZoKi, a group she co-founded with Zoe Lemos of Ashfield when they were in their teens and students at the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in...


Libraries still in the business of books, but embrace growing role as community ‘third space’
03-31-2024 11:36 AM

By MAX BOWEN

Tilton Library Director Candace Bradbury-Carlin said that in recent years, libraries have grown beyond a place to study or get books and into a “third space,” serving their patrons in new and diverse ways.At the South Deerfield library, this could...


Farming challenges aired at state hearing
03-29-2024 5:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Climate change’s impact on farming, as well as emerging areas like urban agriculture, soil health and pollinators, are a focus for the University of Massachusetts Extension Agriculture Program, which continues to help farmers adapt and...


Protesters to UMass: Drop disciplinary action against students in 2023’s Gaza sit-in
03-29-2024 4:43 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — Several University of Massachusetts professors joined more than 50 demonstrators in front of the Whitmore Administration Building on Thursday, demanding an end to university-imposed probation placed against students and faculty that were...


My Turn: A legend made in Iowa
03-24-2024 10:51 AM

By KAREN LIST

The thousands of women who played high school basketball in Iowa over the years look at the adulation surrounding University of Iowa star Caitlin Clark and think: “That’s about right.”Clark, as you probably know, is the NCAA Division 1 all-time...


Karuna Center adds peacebuilding experts to team
03-24-2024 10:01 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

With two new members on its board of directors, the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding is looking to continue its international work, while also expanding on its mission right here in the Pioneer Valley.In recent weeks, the international and domestic...


A tale of murderous indifference: ‘The Zone of Interest’ offers a view of the Holocaust as chilling as its architects
03-22-2024 10:09 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

Hannah Arendt famously coined the term “the banality of evil” in her book on Adolph Eichmann’s trial in Israel in 1963, where the former Nazi official, a key organizer of the Holocaust, presented himself as a bureaucrat who was “just doing his job” in...


My Turn: Crucial to eat into our massive food waste
03-21-2024 6:10 PM

By JOHANNA NEUMANN and JANET DOMENITZ

Roughly 35% of the United States’ total food supply ends up as food waste each year.Let that sink in for a minute: For every 10 pounds of food that is grown, harvested, processed, distributed and then sold, more than three pounds end up getting thrown...


My Turn: Spirit of philanthropy can uplift so many others
03-20-2024 6:21 PM

By MARTHA HANNER

In response to the column “When giving is only false charity” [Recorder, Feb. 24], may I offer an inspiring example of tzedakah, the Jewish tradition of giving as a moral obligation, done with gratitude and humility.Julius Rosenwald (1862-1939) was...


My Turn: Solving humanity’s shared climate crisis
03-18-2024 4:41 PM

By RUSS VERNON-JONES

 A great many of us care about the climate crisis. Many of us have taken steps to reduce our carbon footprints. Many of us have advocated for good climate policy at the local, state, and national levels. We have voted for candidates who seemed most...


As new season approaches, Pioneer Valley farmers plagued by streak of hardships
03-15-2024 3:29 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Farming is already a tough field to make one’s living. Throw in three consecutive years of extreme weather and personal burnout and you’ve got a recipe for what is shaping up to be another difficult year for local farmers.With the weather whiplash of...


UMass plans to triple early college slots for high schoolers
03-14-2024 12:55 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts plans to triple early college enrollment over the next five years, giving 2,000 high school students a head start on their college educations, university President Marty Meehan said this week in his annual...


Franklin County, North Quabbin students named to UMass Amherst’s fall dean’s list
03-11-2024 12:15 PM

AMHERST — The following students from Franklin County and the North Quabbin region were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the fall 2023 semester.To qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade point...


Researcher brings initiative, $2.65M grant to UMass to explore story of enslaved people in U.S. North, Canada
03-10-2024 11:32 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — In film, literature, paintings and other forms of art, palm trees and warm climates are almost always the settings depicted for slavery in North America, from the plantations of the American South to the transatlantic ships transporting...


Direct from the Sunshine State: Augusta Savage Gallery celebrates its namesake with group show from Florida
03-08-2024 5:21 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Augusta Savage rose to prominence as a sculptor and educator when she moved to New York City in the 1920s, where she soon became a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance.But Savage, who was also a determined advocate for equal rights for African...

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