Letters | Celebrating a big anniversary at UMass

The choice of each new generation

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.

Barbara-Seda Aghamianz


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