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Adam Liccardi sentenced to eight to 12 years in connection with 2012 UMass gang rape -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Commonwealth Honors College dean aims to improve curriculum, diversity -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MASSPIRG calls on Subway to remove antibiotics from meat -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Marken Michel turning into reliable secondary option for UMass football -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

UMass seeking first conference win with rival Rhode Island coming to Amherst on Wednesday -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cassidy Babin’s shutout streak clocks out at over eight hours -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The NFL does not care about breast cancer -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The stigma driving singlism -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Third Eye Blind invades Western Mass -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ fails to impress -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Disclosure’s “Caracal” is a dark, woozy masterpiece. -

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Former UMass student subject of viral arrest (video) -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UMass Transit expands business significantly, looks to hire more drivers -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UMass makes switch to 100 percent antibiotic free chicken -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UMass Libraries holds ‘Jazz with Friends’ reception as part of annual fall series -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hampshire College stands by decision to stop accepting SAT and ACT scores -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UMass rowing dominates at Head of the Oklahoma -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spanish Imposition: Ana Yrazusta continues to find success paired with Carol Benito in doubles -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MAC football notebook: Eastern Michigan overwhelmed by LSU, Bowling Green survives Buffalo -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UMass men’s soccer’s Danny Belza reflects on his time rehabbing a torn ACL -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Finding my place

(Courtesy of Aviva Luttrell)

Aviva Luttrell reflects on how her time at the Collegian helped her learn to take risks and step outside of her comfort zone.

Recent proposal to charge a fee for nighttime parking on campus draws criticism

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The proposal, made through the Parking and Transportation Advisory Board, asks the University to consider implementing a parking fee between 5 and 10 p.m.

Long-time campus radio host banned from WMUA, status of station adviser unclear

Aviva Luttrell/Daily Collegian

In a station-wide email, WMUA manager Andrew DesRochers wrote former host Max Shea violated the station’s anti-harassment and discrimination policy and is no longer allowed on the premises.

UMass to screen documentary about opioid abuse epidemic Monday

(Kingdom County Productions)

“The Hungry Heart” will be shown April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. A panel discussion with the film’s director will follow.

Three remaining UMass gang rape trials not until at least June

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian) reported Wednesday that Justin King, Adam Liccardi and Caleb Womack, who are each charged with three counts of aggravated rape, will not be tried until June at the earliest.

Woman charged in connection with pedestrian death of UMass student last July

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Cynthia S. May, 64, of Orleans, has been charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide after her vehicle struck and killed 20-year-old Hannah Frilot on North East Street last July.

Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. sentenced Wednesday morning for involvement in 2012 gang rape

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Hampshire Superior Court Judge Jeffrey C. Kinder sentenced Bile to eight to 10 years in state prison, followed by five years of probation Wednesday morning. A jury found Bile guilty of two counts of aggravated rape Monday afternoon.

Hird appointed dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

(Courtesy of UMass)

John A. Hird has been interim dean of SBS since April 2014. His new position will be effective April 1.

Closing arguments presented, jury deliberations begin Friday in first of four 2012 gang rape trials

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Judge instructs jury to also consider a lesser charge of rape in its deliberations. Bile has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape.

Defendant in 2012 gang rape case says accuser consented to sex

Bile takes the witness stand during his trial on March 26, 2015. (Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Emmanuel T. Bile Jr., 21, of Pittsfield, is the first of four men to be tried for allegedly taking part in a 2012 gang rape in Pierpont Hall in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts.

Barrett/Barbosa ticket unofficially wins 2015 SGA election, Emily O’Neil elected student trustee

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

All three ballot questions regarding future increase of student fees passed by a substantial margin.

Humanizing the UMass campus

(Courtesy of Nicholas Vigneau)

Humans of UMass Amherst project puts face and stories to a ‘cool’ student body.

Police, UMass and town officials report ‘successful’ Blarney Blowout

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

As of Saturday evening, police had made just six arrests and reported no serious injuries or property damage.

Live Blog: ‘Blarney Blowout’ 2015

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Stay with the Daily Collegian for live updates on this year’s “Blarney Blowout.”

Video monitoring equipment installed throughout Amherst in preparation for ‘Blarney’

Collegian file photo

The video systems will allow officials to monitor activity in real time and assist in furthering criminal investigations.

An outsider to the SGA, student trustee candidate Nicholas Vigneau says he brings a fresh perspective to the position

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Increasing campus diversity, improving the student disciplinary process and boosting student involvement are central components of Vigneau’s campaign.

UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery

Collegian File Photo

The player was identified as the suspect in a fight early Sunday morning which left one male unconscious and requiring surgery. He will not be identified until arrested.

Students for Justice in Palestine, administration react to inflammatory posters


SJP members have reached out to the University for support after finding several posters likening the organization to terrorists and anti-Semites.

UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest

Video from Donovan's iPhone

The student, Thomas Donovan, claims officers falsely arrested and assaulted him during last year’s “Blarney Blowout” for videotaping them on his smartphone.

Posters likening Students for Justice in Palestine to Hamas militants found across campus Monday


The posters depict two masked men with guns in their hands standing over a kneeling man with a bag over his head with text reading, “Students for Justice in Palestine” and “#JewHaters” at the bottom. Similar posters have been found on campus across the country.