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Comment on: Jean Sifrin appears to be quite a catch for UMass - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/15/2014 02:02:42 EDT
What a wonderful story about a kid that has the skills and desire to turn his life around, and kudos to UMass for helping him to find his way. These are the kind of stories that I enjoy reading in the more »
Comment on: Yes forges ahead with classic albums and new music - Music - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/09/2014 02:09:21 EDT
I saw the YES concert last night and if anyone was wondering if they are as good as they once were, the answer is a resounding YES! I have been to a lot of concerts over the years and this was right u more »
Comment on: Moving up was a big-time mistake for UMass football - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/27/2013 03:10:40 EST
Shaughnessyâs article criticizes UMass for trying to make the leap to FBS level football because, as he sees it, Boston is a Pro sports town. UMass would love to get the support of the Boston media, more »
Comment on: UMass%20Amherst%20permaculture%20project%20wins%20White%20House%20award%20
Posted 03/13/2012 11:21:41 EDT
If you actually read the article, "doesitmatter", you will see that they are called permaculture gardens. Also the article states that Harb and his students are establishing new permaculture gardens e more »
Comment on: Four%20finalists%20named%20in%20UMass%20Amherst%20chancellor%20search%20
Posted 03/07/2012 11:18:30 EST
I am both a UMass Amherst alumnus (BS 1976) and parent of a current UMass Amherst sophomore. In the past few years, I have written to Dr. Holub and had the opportunity to meet him on several occasions more »
Comment on: The Graduation Gap Bowl - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/15/2011 07:46:58 EST
Every time that you bring up this topic I fail to understand your point, and what you expect the universities to do about the problem as you see it. Clearly the reason why the graduation rates are so more »
Comment on: Sources: Big East set to expand now - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/07/2011 07:42:18 EST
Perhaps the name should change to reflect their new reality - Not Big Not East. It appears to be an act of desperation to patch together disenfranchised schools across the country that have nothing in more »
Comment on: NCAA graduation-rate rule must address racial gap - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/27/2011 08:29:43 EDT
Derrick Jackson's mantra is for the universities to graduate black and white athletes they recruit at the same rate. This can be a problem if they are recruited solely for their athleticism and they a more »
Posted 06/30/2011 10:17:34 EDT
I wrote to Dr. Holub last year and was very pleased that I received an immediate reply. I found him to be friendly, caring and informative. About 6 months ago I then had the opportunity to meet him in more »
Comment on: 'UMass may cut Amherst chancellor loose'
Posted 05/22/2011 10:30:46 EDT
Is this another Boston Globe smear article on UMass from the illustrious Tracy Jan? What we have is a front page article in the Sunday Glove that rumours what might happen, based on speculation by tho more »
Comment on: 'Rent-free deal at Gillette allows UMass to climb to FBS'
Posted 04/21/2011 07:18:16 EDT
Bob Kraft has proven himself repeatedly as a class guy that knows how to make the impossible happen. He is an incredible philanthropist with brilliant business acumen and we are so fortunate to have h more »
Comment on: 'Contentious talk show host Severin fired'
Posted 04/07/2011 06:20:30 EDT
Severin was an obnoxious, self absorbed blowhard and his show offered absolutely nothing of value or interest. The only question I would ask is what took WTKK so long to fire him? Didn't they ever lis more »
Comment on: 'UMass expands outreach effort'
Posted 03/24/2011 09:18:21 EDT
In 1972 I was rejected by UMass Amherst and so I attended to Bridgewater State. At the time, I needed a 2.75 to transfer to UMass Amherst in my junior year. I was very excited that I made it and enjoy more »
Comment on: 'Princeton won, but nobody lost'
Posted 03/13/2011 11:33:22 EDT
Harvard deserved an at large bid if for no other reason than the fact that the team tied for the top of the Ivy League with an RPI of 35. They did it with real students that are actually in college to more »
Comment on: 'It’
Posted 01/05/2011 07:29:41 EST
I really hope Coach Kellogg can get it together. I believe he is the right guy for the position since he was a great player for UMass, learned from Coach Calipari as a player and as an assistant coach more »
Posted 01/04/2011 08:09:28 EST
I was at the game and can honestly say that I have never seen the Minutemen play worse. CCSU totally dominated the game even though they were obviously the shorter team. They passed the ball like a we more »
Comment on: 'Overbooked classes strain UMass faculty, students'
Posted 12/19/2010 06:33:32 EST
I am truly amazed at how far the Boston Globe will go to malign UMass. Each article is arrogantly written by Tracy Jan with the backing of her editors. To those of us that know the university well, ar more »
Comment on: Soaring on the field, crashing in the classroom - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/11/2010 03:43:37 EST
I am perplexed by Jacksonâs semi-annual complaint. The argument made is that the universities are letting down their âstudent athletesâ in football and basketball (especially the black athletes) more »
Comment on: Debate%3A%20Is%20Meehan%20the%20best%20choice%20to%20lead%20UMass%3F
Posted 11/29/2010 10:45:53 EST
Unfortunately for Marty Meehan, Billy Bulger preceded him as University of Massachusetts President. While it may not be fair to paint all politicians with the same brush, it is hard to believe after a more »
Comment on: 'Democracy for sale'
Posted 11/02/2010 03:27:19 EDT
This has clearly been the worst election season money can buy. Thank you Kevin for putting it into perspective. They should all go to prison with their strategists and ad agencies. I do not understand more »
Comment on: 'UConn scores by spending more'
Posted 10/25/2010 09:43:43 EDT
There are many mis-statements by Tracy Jan and those that added their comments. To start with, UMass is already ranked among the top universities in the world, above UConn and Boston College in the wo more »
Comment on: 'Keating raises Perry’
Posted 10/14/2010 10:36:16 EDT
Over his long career in public service Bill Keating had served his constituants well. He was an excellent State Representative, State Senator and Norfolk County District Attorney. He will make a great more »
Comment on: 'Small firms’
Posted 09/23/2010 02:14:04 EDT
I ran a small business for 20 years. I closed it this year and was fortunate to return back to work as an employee. My family health care premium of $25K+ coupled with decreasing coverage and increasi more »
Comment on: 'State tries to curb ways ahead of ban on texting'
Posted 09/21/2010 10:34:27 EDT
Many readers agreed with me that the only true approach to eliminate texting and driving is by passing a law requiring mobile phone companies to withhold transmission of text messages if the sending o more »
Posted 09/21/2010 07:34:02 EDT
Really want to eliminate texting while driving? Pass a law that requires the mobile phone companies to delay transmission of text messages if the telephone is moving. After, 30 seconds when the phone more »
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