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Be sure to check out the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble perform at the 2015 McBride '59 Commission Concert on February 21st at 8 pm! This year's featured composer, JC Sanford, will give a lecture on his piece "Trash Me Hamster," at 1:00pm on Friday, February 20th and perform with his Quartet following the ACJE performance. 

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First Meeting of the Semester - Times TBA.


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Dodgers 3, Mets 1: Clayton Kershaw Shuts Down the Mets to Force a Deciding Game

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 11:54 PM
Kershaw, the Dodgers’ ace with a troubled postseason record, pitched seven sparkling innings Tuesday to send the division series back to Los Angeles for a deciding game.

Cubs 6, Cardinals 4: Cubs Advance to N.L.C.S. From a Place They Never Had: Wrigley

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 11:12 PM
The host Cubs used three home runs and eight pitchers to eliminate the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of a best-of-five division series.

Hillary Clinton Turns Up Heat on Bernie Sanders in a Sharp Debate

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 11:00 PM
The Democratic presidential candidates debated and disagreed on subjects including gun control and health care.

In Courts, Running Out the Clock on Obama Immigration Plan

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 9:35 PM
Nearly a year ago, the president vowed that his administration would provide up to four million undocumented immigrants the ability to live and work without fear of immediate deportation. Legal reviews are standing in the way.

Clinton, O’Malley and Sanders on the Issues

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 9:08 PM
The three leading Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, overlap significantly in their positions on key issues, each pushing a liberal agenda by different degrees.


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The 16 best lines in the Democratic Debate

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 11:01 PM
Based on applause and reaction from political analysts, Hillary Clinton won the debate. These are the best quotes of the night.

Derry school district, township, turn management of Granada Avenue Gym to private company, displeasing senior citizens

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 10:59 PM
The district and the township are turning management of the gym over to Power Train, a company that focuses on young athletic body builders, several senior citizens said.

Child struck and killed by skid loader at Lancaster County farm: Report

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 10:30 PM
Emergency crews responded to the Blanck residence, in the 100 block of Brick Mill Road, at about 6:24 p.m., according to the report.

'Keeping the same level of service is the number one concern': Dauphin County police study

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 9:41 PM

Municipal and police officials say they will take a closer look at the regionalization options presented to Dauphin County in a countywide study.

Thousands enjoy the 2015 Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade

Tuesday, 10/13/2015, at 9:26 PM

The first Halloween Parade of the 2015 season drew thousands to Mechanicsburg


Boston Globe: Students Switching Activism to Boardroom

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Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Set For May 13

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Dickinson Homestead in Amherst will sponsor the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The walk honors the memory of the poet Emily Dickinson, who died on May 15, 1886. The event is free and open to the public.