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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 …

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 …

‘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 …

Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process
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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 …

UMass Plans To Offer Online Courses In China

The University of Massachusetts has signed an agreement with Chinese education officials to become the first foreign university to offer approved online education courses and degree programs in China, according to the school.