There are many angles I could take in this, my final piece in my cherished Massachusetts Daily Collegian. I could floridly describe how I got here, explaining that I never intended to end up in Amherst, that I was never supposed to be toiling away in our cobwebby Campus Center basement office. I could narrate the arc of my personal maturation and self-discovery process in lofty, probably overstated terms, elaborating on how developing a congenital disease taught me the fallibility of concrete expectations and shook my faith in the inherency of fate. I could expand on my disillusionment process at…
A report released by the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley found that the UMass Board of Trustees violated Open Meeting Law in a variety of manners throughout the search for a new UMass president last winter.
This year’s graduating seniors will take to McGuirk Alumni Stadium May 13 for Undergraduate Commencement. NASA astronaut Catherine “Cady” Coleman will deliver this year’s undergraduate commencement from outer space.
The downtown Amherst Bank of America was robbed Monday morning. Amherst Police arrested William W. Oldershaw after identifying him in a taxi cab matching the description of one which had fled the scene.
The National High Five Project will sponsor the tenth-annual National High Five Day this Thursday.
The Faculty Senate will debate a proposal to ban tobacco use across campus at its Thursday meeting.
“Bedroom Databank Volumes 1 – 4,” showcases Bradford Cox’s ability to alternate between dreamlike compositions and electronically-augmented rock pieces.
Vice President Joe Biden Monday called for America to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (D) introduced legislation last week to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 bill which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman.
A group of graduate students at Texas State University has launched a non-profit charity seeking to benefit financially needy white male students.
The Student Government Association focused on fees, diversity, and other aspects in a debate on Tuesday night.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the standardized test which most graduate programs use in a similar way to the SAT, is undergoing revisions which will take effect this Aug. 1.
University of Massachusetts faculty have voiced concerns with Provost James Staros’ CHASS proposal.
President Barack Obama released his 2012 budget Monday, which aims to cut discretionary spending and trim America’s trillion-dollar deficit by the end of the decade.
According to an internal report obtained by the Collegian, Provost James Staros has recommended creating a new College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Web Update – Feb. 10, 3:00 p.m. Michele Catalano, Manny Pintado’s sister, provided the Collegian Tuesday evening with further information about Mr. Pintado, the University of Massachusetts student suspected of threatening a Florida lawmaker and his family over a contentious immigration bill. Catalano said she is not a resident of Bergen County, N.J., although her phone number is registered to that area code, but that she is a resident of New Jersey. She also said that, despite reports from David Entin, a friend and fellow parishioner of Pintado’s at First Churches Northampton, Pintado does not have a daughter at Princeton…
A crowd of about 50 supported attended Manuel Pintado’s court hearing Monday. Among those in attendance were two UMass sociology professors.
The Department of Labor has launched a new website, MyNextMove.dol.gov, to help young people find jobs.
Manuel Pintado, who has listed himself as a UMass student, was arrested last night in Northampton for allegedly sending threatening emails to a Florida State Representative.