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John Simpson, of “The Amazing World Of Dr. Seuss Museum”, discusses MGM coming to Western Mass and “The Springfield Renaissance”

John Simpson is a professor at the Commonwealth Honors College and the creator and designer of Springfield’s “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.”

Simpson, an artist living in Springfield, is well-acquainted with city personalities — from decision makers to fellow artists — trying to revitalize the city.

WMUA News’ Becky Wandel spoke with Simpson about “The Springfield Renaissance” and the thousands of jobs coming as the MGM Grand moves in.

Originally aired on WMUA Amherst on April 4, 2018, here’s some of their conversation.

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SGA President and VP Nat and Timmy discuss plans for the coming year

Following their swearing in ceremony this past Monday, SGA President and Vice President Nathalie Amazan and Timmy Sullivan sat down with WMUA News’ Becky Wandel and Phillip Bishop to discuss their cabinet appointees, their plans for UMass in the coming year, and how they represent a different sort of leadership than what the SGA has become accustom to.

If you want to get in contact with Nat and Timmy, you can contact them at:

sgapresident@umass.edu

and

sgavicepresident@umass.edu

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Interview with Asma Saeed of the Pakistani Students Organization

Sophomore Asma Saeed is the Vice President of the Pakistani Students Organization (PSO) at UMass Amherst. The three-year-old Cultural RSO works to celebrate and educate campus about Pakistani culture.

Pakistan is famous for its elaborate and lively weddings, so this Friday, April 6, 2018, PSO will hold a Mock Shaadi, or mock wedding; all students are welcome to attend.

WMUA News’ Kortni Song and Rachel Swansburg spoke with Asma about PSO, its role on campus, and the Mock Shaadi.

More information on the Mock Shaadi can be found on PSO’s Facebook page.

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Candidates for SGA President and Vice President, Timmy Sullivan and Nathalie Amazan

With the 2018 UMass SGA elections in full swing, WMUA News’ Liz Flood sat down with presidential ticket Nathalie Amazan and Timmy Sullivan (’20) to talk about their platform, their experience, and what they hope to change from within student government.

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Student Trustee Candidate Max Roemer

The UMass Amherst Student Trustee sits on the board of Trustees for the entire UMass system and, depending on the year, is also a voting member on that board. Students will elect a new Student Trustee during the spring Student Government Association elections period. WMUA News’ Jesse Kolodkin spoke to candidate Max Roemer (’19) about why he’s running.

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Student Trustee Candidate Rob Kearns

The UMass Amherst Student Trustee sits on the board of Trustees for the entire UMass system and, depending on the year, is also a voting member on that board. Students will elect a new Student Trustee during the spring Student Government Association elections period. WMUA News’ Jesse Kolodkin spoke to candidate Rob Kearns (’19) about why he’s running.

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Why are SGA elections are so early this year?

This spring’s Student Government Association elections are occurring about a month earlier than usual. WMUA News’ Becky Wandel spoke to the current president of the SGA, Anthony Vitale, about the change and the potential threat it poses to voter turnout.