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FAFSA fiasco: Financial aid form meltdown trips up students, colleges
03-03-2024 1:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

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...


Finding a way past apartheid: Documentary revisits program that brought Black South African students to Smith College during civil rights struggle
12-26-2023 10:57 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

The 1980s were a brutal time in South Africa. Decades of apartheid, the ironbound racial segregation system that relegated a majority Black population to second-class citizenship under white rule, led to increasing Black resistance, followed by severe...


Five College scholars join 1,000-plus educators to push New England senators for permanent cease-fire in Gaza
12-15-2023 11:28 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

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...


Arts Briefs: New jazz host at NEPM, abstract art in Amherst, dance concert at Smith Colle
11-22-2023 6:09 PM

If you’ve tuned into New England Public Media’s “Jazz à la Mode” this past week, you may have heard a new guy introducing the music on the Monday-to-Friday evening show. And if you’re a jazz fan, you know that he knows his stuff.Avery Sharpe, the...


Hampshire County’s four colleges add $1.5B to state economy yearly 
07-27-2023 7:34 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — 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 released by the Association of Independent...


Book Bag: ‘A Stranger in Baghdad’ by Elizabeth Loudon; ‘A Slant of Light’ by Ken Samonds
06-15-2023 10:56 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

A Stranger in BaghdadBy Elizabeth Loudon; Hoopee/The American University in Cairo Press British author Elizabeth Loudon, who once lived in the Valley, also lived for several months in Baghdad, Iraq in 1975-1976 when she was in her late teens, a time...


COVID vaccine mandate ending at UMass as state stands down from emergency 
05-03-2023 8:30 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A mandate for students, faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts 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...


Art exhibits spring forth: What’s on view at selected local galleries
04-06-2023 12:08 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Spring is here — or at least the calendar says it is. And as the weather (hopefully) warms, there’s more incentive to get outside and check out what’s on view at local art galleries. Here’s a look at some selected shows this month. PULP Gallery,...


Arts Briefs: Book launches in Amherst, jazz in Goshen, collage art in Holyoke and more
02-23-2023 8:55 PM

Launch those books by writers from the areaAMHERST — Spring is still more than three weeks away, but the days are lengthening, temperatures are mostly creeping up, and it’s not too early to think about what you might plant in your garden this year —...

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