Assumption Students Training as Contact Tracers to Assist Worcester in Pandemic Response

Feb. 16, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption University students are training to become contact tracers to assist the City of Worcester in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through their upper-level biology course, Infectious and Epidemic Disease.

Professor Michael Land, Ph.D., Named New England Journalism Educator of the Year

May 1, 2019 Office of Communications
The New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) has named Associate Professor of English and Director of Assumption’s Community Service Learning Program Michael Land, Ph.D., New England Journalism Educator of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes a professor at a university or college...

Students Apply Biology Concepts to Address Food Insecurities

Jun. 7, 2018 Brianna DiPanni '18
Students enrolled in the BIO160: Concepts in Biology class learned practical and valuable skills through a hands-on experience working with Community Harvest Project (CHP), a local nonprofit that grows and donates produce to those grappling with food insecurity. In addition to learning important...

Students Take Compassionate Service into the Worcester Community

Aug. 31, 2017 Office of Communications
Prior to the start of the academic year, nearly 200 Assumption student leaders volunteered during the annual Assumption Loves Worcester Day of Service. Students performed beautification tasks that maintenance crews at the three different Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) locations do not have time...

Assumption Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering in Communities Along the East Coast

Mar. 17, 2017 Office of Communications
This month, 63 students spent their spring breaks positively contributing to several communities along the East Coast. During the week of March 6-10, students traveled to Baltimore, MD; Georgetown, DE; Immokalee, FL; Norristown, PA; Trenton, NJ; and Washington, D.C. as part of Assumption's Campus...

Course provides free tax assistance to Worcester residents

Mar. 1, 2016 Office of Communications
Carmen Amores needed help. Amores found herself owing more than $12,000 she could not pay due to a mistake made on her tax returns. She had filed as single when she was in fact married and an extra $1,000 she couldn’t afford was being taken out of her check every month. Now, thanks to Assumption...