Michael Phillis speaks out on his career choice and his experience at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian in his senior column.
Collegian staffer Michael Phillis spent 48 hours with local band Leisure Colony as they traveled to Vermont to play a show, giving a genuine profile of the group at a pivotal point in their relationship together.
Uncertainty surrounding the future of the Senate Health Care Bill raises questions for college students on whether they can continue to rely on university offered plans for low costs.
New director James Patrick Miller is looking to boost the prestige and recognition of the UMass wind ensemble.
The music department at the University of Massachusetts consists of fewer than 250 undergraduates and 50 graduate students and represents the impact of financial constraints on a department that has shown a level of high ambition and in-depth planning.
There is only one building on the University of Massachusetts campus that qualifies for the national registry of historic places by itself – the Old Chapel.
Preserve UMass negotiates with officials over the fate of several historic buildings on campus, including whether or not to maintain them or allow them to deteriorate.
82 new University of Massachusetts buildings have been added to Massachusetts’ “Inventory of Archaeological and Historic Assets of the Commonwealth” list – raising the total number of UMass buildings on this list to 105.
As the health care debate hits close to home, Michael Phillis learns that dollars and cents mean more to insurers than human life.
Elizabeth Wilda, producer and director of UMass Media Relations, debuts new documentary detailing the importance of Ford’s Model T cars throughout the course of World War I. The Model T’s were used by volunteers who had enlisted in service in France before the U.S. officially declared a state of war against Germany.
After the Patriots clobbered the Bucs in London, Michael Phillis believes that the future could hold more than a special game.
Regionalization committee of Amherst, Pelham, Shutesbury and Leverett meet to discuss scenarios that emerged from summer study on economic consequences of regionalizing public K-6 schools.
Mark’s Meadow elementary school, the smallest but most diverse school in the Amherst school system, will be closing its doors for budgetary reasons.
Governor Patrick’s administration makes argument to change the structure of Massachusetts public education
Many within Patrick’s administration believe that portions of the 390 public school districts within Massachusetts should be condensed together to save money through regionalization.
Michael Phillis says that online hybrid classes are a continuation on a trend that takes students away from the real point of education: professors and in-class experiences.
Meghan McCain – the daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain – spoke at the University of Massachusetts Wednesday about the future of the Republican Party, stressing themes of inclusiveness and civility as vital for the party’s future.
The UMass Republican Club invited Arizona Senator John McCain’s eldest daughter, Meghan McCain, to speak about the Republican Party’s political roles.
With the opening of the new recreation center on campus, Mike Phillis says that UMass has finally caught up to some of its competition in terms of facilities.
The era of nuclear warfare began on Aug. 6, 1945 with the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. This past Thursday was the first meeting of the University of Massachusetts chapter of Global Zero – a non-profit institution aimed at eliminating nuclear weapons by 2030. Eunkyo Choi, an international student from South Korea, is heading the UMass section of Global Zero. The launch coincided with similar meetings at 13 other schools this past Thursday.
The Deval Patrick Administration has begun to initiate “Project Credit Smarts,” a drive to inform college freshmen – including those at the University of Massachusetts Amherst – about the dangers of credit cards, gimmicks, fees and debt.