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Mayor Alex Morse did not violate UMass policies with online chats 

ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse made students at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a faculty member, feel uncomfortable by reaching out to them on social media to pursue a dating or sexual relationship, according to an independent investigation commissioned by UMass and released Wednesday. But the report found Morse did not […]

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‘Cheat sheet’ helps Spanish-speakers file claims 

A NORTHAMPTON GROUP is helping Spanish speakers fill out state unemployment insurance claim forms with an online tool that walks them through the process step by step.  Click aquí para leer el artículo en Español The state’s online portal for filing unemployment insurance claims is English-only, creating an almost insurmountable barrier for anyone who doesn’t speak the language. Some unions and volunteers […]

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At UMass Amherst, admission easier for out-of-state applicants

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST has been so aggressive in recruiting out-of-state students that it’s now easier for those students to gain admission than it is for in-state students, according to a report released on Tuesday. The analysis, conducted by Boston-based Pioneer Institute, says out-of-state students admitted to UMass Amherst have lower average high school […]