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The University of Massachusetts is a world-class public research university committed to advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Through its world-class educational programs, groundbreaking research enterprise and its impactful community service and industry engagement activities, UMass harnesses the revolutionary spirit of Massachusetts to deliver an unparalleled student experience.

With four comprehensive undergraduate and graduate campuses, a top-ranked medical school and a mission-driven law school, each campus offers a dynamic educational experience in a uniquely Massachusetts location, from the coastal town of Dartmouth to the international hub of Boston, from the vibrant mill cities of Lowell and Worcester to the bucolic hills of Amherst. Rigorous academic programs in a broad range of fields prepare students to contribute to their communities, thrive in a new economy and change the world.

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Change the Flag supporters protest on the steps of the statehouse on July 16, 2020 in Boston. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images

The Massachusetts flag glorifies the violence committed by colonizers – Native Americans want it changed

Native Americans are slowly ridding America of demeaning caricatures. It’s unclear whether Massachusetts will do the same and remake its flag that now glorifies violence committed by colonizers.
Todas las pruebas de COVID-19 comienzan con una muestra, pero los procesos científicos varían mucho después de ese punto. Morsa Images/Digital Vision via Getty Images

¿Pruebas COVID de PCR o antígenos? Conoce cuáles son las diferencias

Los dos tipos de pruebas de COVID-19 – antígeno y PCR – funcionan de formas muy diferentes, por lo cual una es rápida pero menos certera y la otra lenta y precisa.
The Supreme Court hears a case on Dec. 1, 2021, regarding a Mississippi abortion law that poses a legal challenge to Roe v. Wade. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Supreme Court could redefine when a fetus becomes a person, upholding abortion limits while preserving the privacy right under Roe v. Wade

The upcoming debate at the Supreme Court is less about the existence of the right to abortion and more about how that right is limited by the emerging personhood of a fetus.
Dozens of people attended an open carry rally led by Joey Gibson, leader of the Patriot Prayer group, on May 20, 2018, in Seattle. Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Gun rights at the Supreme Court: Justices will consider if the fundamental right to keep a gun at home applies to carrying weapons in public

The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that you have a constitutional right to have a gun in your home. Now, the justices will consider how far outside of the home that right extends.
Nearly 100 scholars and health care professionals are urging women to limit their use of acetaminophen during pregnancy. Oscar Wong/Moment via Getty Images

Tylenol could be risky for pregnant women – a new review of 25 years of research finds acetaminophen may contribute to ADHD and other developmental disorders in children

Tylenol has long been considered a go-to medication for low to moderate pain and for fever reduction, even during pregnancy. But mounting evidence suggests that it is unsafe for fetal development.

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