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So, I am in the office earlier this semester, immersed in work as I normally am, when the phone rings. One the other end is a woman who not only sounds bright and cheery, but also wants to send me a free Sprint phone for a period of time.

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The winter holidays have become a time where wish lists and wrapping paper are the most vital components to a successful celebration. Without presents under the Christmas tree or gifts next to the menorah, countless Americans would view the once religious festivities as a failure.

They're both sitting on the vintage-looking maroon couch in the cramped hockey office next to the ice rink at UMass Boston. Just off the ice, they're wearing the usual college athletic apparel: sweatshirts, sweatpants, sneakers. The one on the right with "the big shot" is wearing a brown hat…

It has been almost seven years since UMass Boston took a point away from a game that involved Babson College. On this night, history finally repeated itself.

In the summer of 2007, two UMass Boston classes, undergraduate history and graduate business, traveled to Beijing to study at Tsinghua University. Considered a great success by both students and faculty, the program will be repeated in teh summer of 2008. The classes are open to everyone and…

The semester is over. Well, almost. Just a few final exams and papers left. But, for the most part it is over. I don't know how it was for you, but for me it was a tumultuous one. This, in a nutshell, was how it all went down:

The UMass Confucius Institute, the seventh of its kind in the U.S. and the first in the Northeast, was opened Nov. 20, 2006, to help teach the Chinese language, train teachers of Chinese, and help develop curriculums and cultural events, as well as to educate the community and provide a plac…

The road was long and winding, but Stephanie Medeiros finally found her way home as a starting defenseman with the 2007-08 Lady Beacons hockey team. And as the Beacons' top defender, the team couldn't be more excited to see her get comfortable in her new digs, both on and off the ice.

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