WMUA reporters Liz Flood and Talon Urdzik sat down with Latinos Unidos PR official Lee-Ayala Sanchez to discuss the cultural organization’s numerous events, its role in the cultural landscape of UMass, and Sanchez’s personal experiences working for the group.
New cases of meningococcal illnesses are expected on the UMass campus now that an ‘outbreak’ has been declared by both the university and the CDC. This comes after a student fell ill with meningococcemia in October and meningitis in November. Both students are in stable condition, but both kinds of bacterial infection can be fatal if untreated.
Dr. George Corey says all undergraduate students should be vaccinated, as well as anyone who lives in undergraduate housing. Becky Wandel and Liz Flood report.
Below is the full text of a press release sent to members of the UMass community by email on Tuesday morning. Be sure to tune in to WMUA News tonight at 5:30 for an update on the meningococcal outbreak.
Copyright 2017. University of Massachusetts Amherst
WMUA brings you coverage of today’s top stories, including an update on the Presidential Village situation from Jesse Kolodkin, a recap of the sexual misconduct allegations plaguing Congress from Kyle Olsen and a breakdown of net neutrality from Michael Hanson. Also this broadcast, we hear what UMass students think of the royal engagement and go inside a top New Hampshire coffee shop.
WMUA’s Parker Louison sat down with UMass Amherst Student Government Vice President Lily Wallace to discuss the details of an upcoming proposal to renovate the UMass Student Union Building.
The student referendum mentioned in this interview will occur December 4th, 2017 through December 7th, 2017, through UMass Campus Pulse. Check back here for a link to vote when it becomes available.
Originally Aired Nov. 14 2017
Update 5:15 p.m. Nov. 15 2017: UHS has confirmed that the second student, who contracted meningitis, was infected with the B-strain of the Meningococcus bacteria. Head to timestamp 3:42 to see why that matters.
Two UMass students have fallen ill from Meningococcal infections in the past month, according to releases from University Health Services. Last month, a student infected with the B-strain of the Meningococcus bacteria contracted meningococcemia, a blood infection that can kill in hours. The student is reported to be in stable condition.
It is not yet known what strain of bacteria infected the second student, who contracted meningitis, an infection of the brain, and is also reported to be in stable condition. UMass students are not required to be vaccinated against the B-strain of the Meningococcus bacteria, but vaccinations to protect against this strain are available at UHS. Dr. George Corey, director of University Health Services, and Anne Becker, R.N. spoke to WMUA News about the outbreak. WMUA News’ Jesse Fisher, Kenneth Borges, and Becky Wandel report.
Hear an overview of the results from the 2017 elections, gain some insight on a high-profile media merger, and listen to a state representative give his take on the Massachusetts bump stock ban. WMUA reporters Ian Munnelly, Alicia Bochnak, and Jesse Kolodkin bring you these updates and more on tonight’s broadcast
Also, WMUA’s Michael Hanson sits down with and avid skateboarder and discusses the activity’s position as a sport and art form.