All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UMass’

Derrick Gordon Comes Out as D-1’s First Gay Athlete

After transferring to the University of Massachusetts from Western Kentucky University to be closer to his family, UMass basketball guard Derrick Gordon still found himself alone and unhappy. “There were a few occasions where he’d roll off by himself rather than with the rest of his teammates or he’d leave the Mullins Center looking like something was on his mind. …

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Joe McGinniss: Author of ‘Fatal Vision’ Passes Away at 71

Author Joe McGinniss passed away Monday afternoon after a two-year battle with prostate cancer. His attorney Dennis Holahan confirmed that he died while being treated at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was 71 years old. McGinniss has written 12 books in all, mostly well-known for their politically-related storytelling. One of those books is based on the 1968 campaign and …

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‘Blarney Blowout’ Party: 73 Arrested at UMass Amherst

A massive college party over the weekend near the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus ended with several injured police officers and jail time for some students. The ‘Blarney Blowout,’ which is a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration held the Saturday before Spring Break, “gets worst every year”, according to one of Amherst’s police chiefs. “This can’t be in any way, shape or form be …

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Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process

New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new clinical target for patients with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Douglas Golenbock, chief of infectious diseases and immunology at the University …

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