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FAFSA fiasco: Financial aid form meltdown trips up students, colleges
02-24-2024 10:53 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A continued challenge for some prospective students and their families in accessing federal financial aid applications, and a corresponding delay in relaying the information from these forms to colleges and universities, is raising...

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South Deerfield native G.P. Gromacki becomes fastest in NCAA history to reach 600 career victories
02-06-2024 5:32 PM


Dynasty isn’t a term that gets thrown around loosely – that word holds a ton of weight in the sports world. It takes a lot of success over an extended period of time to call something a dynasty.But that’s exactly what South Deerfield native G.P....

Five College scholars join 1,000-plus New England educators to push senators for cease-fire in Gaza
12-06-2023 6:14 PM


More than 100 scholars from the region’s Five Colleges have signed onto a letter sent to the New England’s 12 U.S. senators demanding a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, the peaceful release of Israeli hostages and arbitrarily detained...

State research project aims to study bear population size, distribution
09-24-2023 12:11 PM


Experts say that if you encounter a bear it is important to immediately make yourself look big, talk very calmly and slowly back away.But after that, if you saw the carnivoran mammal in Massachusetts, you can go to to report the...

Amherst College’s Dave Hixon one of five coaches being inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
08-11-2023 7:11 PM


UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The five coaches that will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday represent nearly every wrung of the profession. They’ve combined to win 4,856 games among them.Amherst College’s Dave Hixon spent...

Hampshire County’s four colleges add $1.5B to state economy yearly
07-16-2023 6:28 PM


The four private colleges in Hampshire County generate an annual economic impact of more than $1.5 billion to the Massachusetts economy, including more than 8,000 jobs, according to a report from the Association of Independent Colleges and...

COVID vaccine mandate ending at UMass as state stands down from emergency 
05-07-2023 1:24 PM


AMHERST — A mandate for students, faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is ending.“Effective July 1, 2023, the university will no longer require faculty, staff and students to receive a COVID-19...

Local researchers advocate for increased roles for citizen science
04-21-2023 5:19 PM


Among the lush hardwoods of Massachusetts’ forests and babbling brooks, volunteers with a keen interest in science trek through to check their trail cameras.These researchers review the footage for signs of black bears, which is used to track their...

Women’s hockey: Explosive third period pushes Amherst College past Colby, into D3 Frozen Four
03-11-2023 9:53 PM


AMHERST – Forty minutes into the NCAA Division 3 women’s hockey quarterfinal between Amherst College and Colby, both sides were a little on edge. The first two periods had been a goaltender’s duel, with Amherst’s Natalie Stott and Colby’s Paige...

The different sides of James Baldwin: Mead Museum exhibit showcases writer’s artistic connections
03-10-2023 7:59 PM


It’s mostly a lesser-known footnote to his career: From 1983 to 1986, James Baldwin was based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was part of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and taught students from across the...

Come on back: The Mead Art Museum, closed to the public since March 2020, reopens Jan. 31 for all visitors
01-27-2023 3:53 PM


AMHERST — The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, which has been closed to the public for nearly three years, is poised to reopen with two new exhibits in place.The museum shut its doors for all in March 2020 when COVID-19 arrived, and though it...

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