Thank you for the lovely UMass extra edition of The Boston Globe Magazine. I just visited the Amherst campus with my oldest child, who has gotten accepted. While we are a UMass family (three generations), he still was on the fence. Of course, UMass won.
Just like my son, I had my choice of several local and out-of-state universities, but I also took the plunge and never looked back.
When people would ask, “Why UMass and not Brandeis or Boston College?” I really could not define it. This magazine can do that for me now.