Amherst Media will be closed on April 20, 2015 in observance of Patriots' Day.  We will reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, April 21.  Any equipment that was taken out over the weekend will be due back at that time.  Thank you and have a great weekend!

The Afro Asian Music Ensemble will perform a free concert at Hampshire College on April 19th in the Music and Dance Building in honor of their late founder and bandleader, Fred Ho. The band will tour the country in the latter half of April to pay tribute to Ho and his genre-bending and influential musical style.

When Chenjerai Kumanyika spoke at UMass about his struggles integrating his voice into radio journalism he had a greater effect than he will ever know. Although the professors and undergrads appreciated his April 8 "All Voices Matter" talk, the young writers of High School of Commerce sat quietly in back, wearing their school uniforms and taking in every word.

Demetria Shabazz has recently recognized UMass professors Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Dr. Demetria Shabazz as “Women Who Lead By Example” in Massachusetts. This Springfield based media organization provides diversity-oriented news and made a special issue dedicated to honoring these women. The honorees were selected based on their apparent leadership in their respective fields along with leadership demonstrated in all aspects of life and community involvement.

Dr. Joseph Wronka, host of The Human Rights Minute and Professor of Social Work at Springfield College, recently returned from a trip to Pakistan where he was visiting as a Fulbright Scholar.