AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, who has helped drive a dramatic rise in the school's academic profile in his decade on the job, announced Thursday that he will retire next June.
BOSTON (AP) — Julie Chen, who has been on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell since 1997, was named the school's new chancellor on Monday.
Chen was approved unanimously by the UMass system's board of trustees on the recommendation of President Marty Meehen.
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts, under financial pressure because of high inflation and other expected cost increases, is raising tuition across the board this fall for the first time in three years.
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has received a $330,000 grant to launch a pilot program that will eventually give thousands of high school students the chance to save money on their college education by providing a free one-year head start on earning a degree, officials said Wednesday.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A University of Massachusetts student originally from Mississippi died after she was struck by a car on the Amherst campus, authorities said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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 Joyita Dutta look at the disease from a network perspective, viewing the interconnections between the regions of the brain, the university said in a statement last week.
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.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has received a $50 million gift from a pair of alumni, the largest gift of any kind in system history, school officials announced Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a requirement that students at the University of Massachusetts campuses in Boston and Lowell be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to return to campus.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Stephen B. Oates, an award-winning Civil War historian who wrote biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Clara Barton, William Faulkner and others, has died. He was 85.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney announced Wednesday that she will step down next June at the end of the academic year.
Moloney, who has two degrees from the school, became the first woman to lead the campus when she was appointed in 2015, and helped oversee record gains in student enrollment, diversity, and graduation and retention rates.
Archaeologists combing a hill near Plymouth Rock where a park will be built in tribute to the Pilgrims and their Native American predecessors have made a poignant discovery: It's not the first time the site has been used as a memorial.
BOSTON (AP) — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people who once called it home.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has released a stunning new picture of our galaxy’s violent, super-energized “downtown.”
It's a composite of 370 observations over the past two decades by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, depicting billions of stars and countless black holes in the center, or heart, of the Milky Way.
LANCASTER, Mass. (AP) — The Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps is honoring four people who are advocates for the nation’s most vulnerable youth.
During the virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, former Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, grandson of the late senator, will honor Jim Geraghty, managing director of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management; Justin Pasquariello, executive director of East Boston Social Centers; the Rev...
DALLAS (AP) — Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case...
LEOMINSTER -- Don't even bother with the Doogie Howser jokes. The fictional teenage doctor of early '90s television is way before Connor Casey's time.
"I honestly have no idea who that is," said the 16-year-old Leominster High School senior.
By Michael P. Norton
State House News Service
BOSTON -- The decision this month by the University of Massachusetts to raise tuition by 2.5 percent will come under fire during a protest outside the State House at noon on Wednesday.
BOSTON -- Saying some on their Dorchester campus feel ignored, University of Massachusetts Boston students, faculty and staff on Wednesday made a series of asks to UMass trustees.
"We feel as though we've been shouting into a void," UMass Boston student Maddi Walker told the trustees' Academic and Student Affairs Committee.
Four-year graduation rate: 59%Six-year graduation rate: 73%Location: Amherst, MassachusettsSmart Rating: 90.49Undergraduate enrollment: 22,748
The Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board is moving forward with its own program to teach shooting sports to children after the University of Massachusetts Amherst scrapped a planned program through the 4-H.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Nobel laureate Steven Chu will receive an honorary degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell this week.
The former U.S. secretary of energy is being honored for his contributions to scientific research and the nation's work to advance the pursuit of clean energy.
LOWELL -- UMass President Marty Meehan is closing his decade-old campaign-finance account, nearly a decade after he left Congress to become chancellor of UMass Lowell.
Meehan will transfer more than $4 million to an educational foundation he set up in 2001 and make a $1 million donation to UMass Lowell, his alma mater.
BOSTON (AP) — The foundation that oversees the University of Massachusetts system's $770 million endowment has announced that it will divest from direct investments in coal companies.
Charles Pagnam, executive vice president of the UMass Foundation, said Thursday the decision sends an important message about the urgency of climate change and the university community's commitment to addressing it."
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts says it plans to boost its presence in downtown Boston by opening an academic and administrative building in 2016.
All five of the UMass campuses will be given the chance to offer classes at the Beacon Street facility near the Statehouse.