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Great Food Comes With Great Waste At UMass

Jan 16, 2019
UMass Amherst emphasizes composting, providing compostable utensils, napkins and cups in the dining areas.
Ayelet Ehrenkranz / NEPR

The phrase “number one dining” is often thrown around at UMass Amherst. But with all that great food comes great waste.

Scales of justice.
Michael Coghlan / Creative Commons /


While I’m not a fan of most of Betsy DeVos’s reforms, when it comes to Title IX, I’m in full support.

Inside the MGM Springfield casino.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

Gaming revenue at the casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, recovered slightly last month after a downward trend. But table gaming revenue is still declining.

There’s a reason people queue up for hours to spend a few minutes inside one of Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirror rooms. Each of these colorful installations is a galaxy unto itself, a dazzling mirrored landscape that seems to stretch on forever. And the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has acquired the largest one.

The partial government shutdown is taking its toll on furloughed employees and those who are forced to work without pay at Bradley International Airport.