SGA President Vinayak Rao and Vice President Jacob Schissel have already begun working toward their goals for the upcoming year.
Following the death of longtime head coach Sam Koch, interim coach Devin O’Neill looks to bring experience and familiarity to the position.
Karen Podorefsky comments on the how the current generation’s use of technology is impacting the way people view relationships and the world around them.
UMass’ entertainment and sports complex will feature new LED sports lighting and seating improvements for the 2014 sports season.
The downtown Amherst eatery has fed the cravings of students and critics alike since it opened its doors in 1991.
The freeze, approved by the UMass Board of Trustees in June, will affect in-state, undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Speakers at the University of Massachusetts New Student Convocation hammered home the point that freshmen should be careful not waste their potential over the next four years. “You alone have the power to make these next four years unforgettable,” Student Government Association president Vinayak Rao told the incoming freshman class of 2018, which filled the Mullins Center Monday afternoon. “Join a fraternity, join a sorority, join a club,” he said, adding that his involvement with various activities have made hard times easier and good times even better. “You have no excuse to ever be bored on this campus.” Rao, who was…
The University welcomed students back to campus by breaking the Guinness World Record for largest New England clambake.
Construction on the $93 million building, which is the new home to the communication, journalism, linguistics and film studies departments, began in March 2012 and was completed in August.
The newly renovated café, which features a variety of new stations, is set to open the first day of classes.
The recently elected SGA president brings a wide range of interests and experience to the job.
The UMass Police Department arrested Christopher Williams on two counts of open and gross lewdness.
According to a crime alert sent out to the UMass community, a house on Lincoln Avenue and a unit in the Lincoln Apartments were both broken into.
Indecent exposure incidents interrupt otherwise peaceful UMass campus.
Foley was killed by Islamic State militants after being held captive for nearly two years.
Hannah Frilot, 20, of Amherst, was struck by a Toyota Rav-4 as she and a friend were walking along North East Street shortly after 11 p.m.
The Southwest Residential Area was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a contractor struck a gas main near Melville Hall.
Damage was found in Totman Gym, Goessman Lab and the Graduate Research Center according to a UMPD email.
Accessibility, conditions of CCPH buildings may be a problem for students seeking treatment.
A White House task force released the list of colleges and universities on Thursday, two days after promising greater government transparency.
There was a report of two thefts on floors 12 and 20 of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on Wednesday afternoon.
Students have mixed feelings about new meal plan.
Henia Lewin, a child survivor of the Holocaust, spoke at the UMass Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies on Tuesday night as she shared her experiences living through the genocide.
The event will feature Dr. Pierre Rouzier as he shares his experienced of working the 2014 Boston Marathon one year after the 2013 bombings.
Here are some of the Daily Collegian’s best photos from the 2013-2014 academic year. Photos by: Alex Aritan, Cade Belisle, Shannon Broderick, Nicole Evangelista, James Jesson, Alex Lindsay, Zoe Mervine, Shaina Mishkin, Robert Rigo, Bryn Rothschild-Shea, Juliette Sandleitner, Taylor C. Snow, Justin Surgent, Maria Uminski, Christina Yacono
Students of Actively Moving Forward helps students feel that they are not alone in grieving over the death of loved ones.
Male punches out window of High Horse LLC before leaving.
Donations will be used to help the University reach new heights in innovation and education, including a $10 million gift to create a new center for entrepreneurship.
Nine speakers touched upon various topics at the second annual conference on Sunday, but all followed this year’s hash tag: #ChangeTheWorld.
Although it was rainy outside, many students attended Saturday’s event for exercise and giveaways.
Minor setbacks are no problem for OHAG in preparation for their annual event, which will include live music and entertainment.
Assistant professors to conduct research in nutrition and food science with USDA grant.
SELF Magazine is coming to UMass campus for a fun-filled day of exercise classes, freebies and treat giveaways.
Motor vehicle crash at West Cemetery causes Emily Dickinson’s tombstone to fall over.
Jasmine Abdollahi spent a week in March learning about renewable energy and sustainability initiatives in Iceland.
Athletes and spectators alike celebrated the pride and strength in their nation at 118th Boston Marathon.
Protect Our Breasts holds Earth Day Yogathon event held to promote awareness.
People of different tribes come together for the annual Native American Powwow at UMass.
UMass students, Five college students and Amherst residents alike march in support of Derrick Gordon and the LGBTQ community after the Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket UMass on Wednesday, April 16.
In response to the Westboro Baptist Church coming to UMass, students rallied in support of equality and gay rights.
UMass students protested as former Republican Attorney General John Ashcroft came to speak about liberty on campus.
UMass staff physician Pierre Rouzier, who was at ground zero of the Boston Marathon attacks last year, will return to Boylston Street this year with a refreshed mindset on how to help others.
Students at UMass have a new way to de-stress on the ninth floor of the library, just in time for finals week.
The 73-year old commissioner spoke in front of students on Wednesday, detailing the issues he faces in collegiate athletics while also offering advice.
A UMass student will be conducting research on cyber suicide and the stigma surrounding mental illness with the help of funding from the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Ten students make up the University’s dressage team. In this equestrian sport, riders are judged based on their ability to make a horse perform specific movements with what appears to be minimal effort.
Results show that Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is a favorite in both the Democratic primary and the general election.
Today’s news and opinion sections are completely devoted to coverage of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Medical assistance needed in multiple instances for Amherst police this weekend.
Onlookers recall their experiences at last year’s Boston Marathon.
UMass Boston alumna and Boston Marathon bombings victim Krystle Campbell is being remembered through a UMass scholarship and a marathon team in her name.
UMass ROTC unable to run marathon this year, due to “no bag” policy.
Mary Ann’s Dance and More sells Boston Marathon shirts in support of One Fund Inc.
A look back at alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who remains behind bars, and what’s in store for his upcoming trial.
A poll conducted at the Western New England University Polling Institute shows public opinion concerning Boston following the marathon bombings.
Runners at the 2013 Boston Marathon recall experiencing a finish that none of them had anticipated, and how they plan to remember and celebrate the strength of all of those who were at the scene.
The review of Blarney Blowout is aided by Boston Police Commisioner, Ed Davis
After nearly a year of requesting a meeting with the president of UMass, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign will finally get a chance to speak with him face-to-face on May 13.
Protest planned for Wednesday at 12:15 pm
Hampshire College initiates full efforts towards sustainability
Sustainable UMass’s New2U Tag Sale offers college students unwanted items for sale
Men’s basketball sophomore Derrick Gordon came out as an openly gay athlete, making him the first active player in Division-I basketball to do so.
Campus buzzed on Wednesday as both the Massachusetts men’s basketball team and students responded to Gordon’s public announcement.
UMass Student Farm holds the special topics fair, where students showcase their farming projects and implementation plans.
Bone marrow registration drive to take place this weekend outside UMass Dining Commons.
Massachusetts men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon came out as the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.
The agreement, signed earlier this semester, created three new advisory boards to the Chancellor.
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures held an open discussion about the linguistic separation between underprivileged children and wealthy children Tuesday evening.
Guests take part in multicultural and interfaith celebration to commemorate Nelson Mandela.
In the SGA Senate meeting Monday, a new OHAG governor was appointed and funds were allocated for a Woman in Media conference, among other motions.
Police Log: Friday April 4, 2014- Sunday April 6, 2014
Redshirt junior Kyle Adie has been giving the UMass baseball team an unexpected offensive boost so far this season.
Service fraternity achieves highest enrollment in MBU.
Autism Speaks U successfully hosts sixth annual 3k walk/5k run despite protests
College Democrats of Massachusetts hosts convention of events and speakers this weekend
Five College Africa Day 2014 celebrates life of South African legend
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the RSO hosted a director from a local autism organization and four panelists to speak.
Members of the Center for Women and Community hosted a workshop to discuss rape culture and what steps people can take to combat it on Wednesday.
Three seniors at UMass are changing the Code of Student Conduct. Appointed by Attorney Daniel Sandell, these interns are helping make revisions regarding the University’s policy on regulation of misconduct hearings.
Autism Speaks U will be hosting a 5k run and 3k walk on Sunday, April 6th in Kendrick Park, as well as events after the race such as facepainting and raffles.
Carey Clouse, assistant professor of architecture and landscape architecture, has been awarded by the Fulbright Scholar Program to work in regions in India that are currently suffering from severe drought.
A study done by a UMass graduate student and a research professor assesses leatherback turtles near Cape Cod.
With more farmers and six additional acres of land at the new Stockbridge Agricultural Learning Center, the Student Farm can offer 25 more CSA shares and a greater variety of crops to the campus community this fall.
Officers give presentations on how to handle potentially dangerous situations to groups on campus, including the SGA and OIT.
Many current Commonwealth Honors College residents are on a waiting list after demand for the living area increased.
Police Log Friday March 28- Monday March 31, 2014
The SGA discussed campus dining plans, campus safety and appointed a senator to a committee at Monday’s meeting.
Amid allegations of misusing funds and ongoing impeachment procedures, Governor Seth Perkins and his cabinet have resigned for academic reasons, leading to the government’s finances being unfrozen.
In a public forum on Thursday, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and two vice chancellors met with students to discuss the events that transpired the Saturday before spring break.
Members of the UMass equestrian team look forward to participating in Regionals this Sunday.
The Massachusetts governor will be the featured speaker on the May 9 commencement.
Currently the interim vice chancellor of student affairs and campus life, Gelaye, was named to the permanent position on Wednesday.
Author Jodi Picoult will be speaking at a dinner at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, to which she recently donated some of her writings.
A team of eight University of Massachusetts students will compete in the third annual “NCAA Tournament of Jewish Basketball” this weekend.
Two finalists for the position will come to UMass next week to take part in presentations for the campus community.
The history of the 1980s punk band The Ramones was both an exciting and difficult one, according to drummer Marky Ramone, who spoke last night at UMass about his perspective on life in the music industry as well as his struggle with alcohol abuse.
Police Log Friday March 21- Sunday March 23, 2014
The former SGA presidential candidate and current Orchard Hill Governor Seth Perkins defends himself and his cabinet as an impeachment process rumbles forward.
Isenberg graduated from UMass with a degree in economics in 1950 and later donated $6 million to the school, earning the right to have the School of Management named for him.
The review will evaluate the University and town’s handling of the “Blarney Blowout,” with the aim of developing improved strategies for preventing similar crowd-related disturbances.
In a last-minute decision, the SGA Election Commission invalidated the DMC ticket, announcing Rao, Schissel and Freudson as winners.
With the temporary closing of Blue Wall and permanent closing of Burgers 101 comes a variety of opinions from students on The Hatch eatery, where many now eat instead.
With 25 percent of waste in Massachusetts currently coming from food materials and organic waste, UMass is using its dining halls to support a recent ban on commercial food waste.
A group of more than 100 protesters marched from the Student Union to the Whitmore Administration Building Tuesday to outline several demands and call for a meeting with the Chancellor.
The three held a conversation Monday to discuss the black female artist and her role in the 21st century.
Amy Goodman, Mike Burke make an appearance at UMass to celebrate Frances Crowe’s birthday.
Amherst Police Log, Friday, March 7- Monday, March 10, 2014
Split opinions over police and student actions
The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign remains skeptical of the University’s willingness to address its concerns, despite the UMass Foundation’s plan to establish a socially responsible investing advisory committee.
Seth Perkins and Isilda Gjata, also known as “The Hammer,” were removed from the ballot before polls opened on Sunday after an audit was completed on their residential area government.
The annual unsanctioned pre-St. Patrick’s Day party led to a number of off-campus incidents and 52 arrests by the Amherst Police alone, with an additional 28 summonses.
Six tickets for president and vice president took to the Campus Center Auditorium on Thursday night to debate issues ranging from the four-year graduation rate to the cancellation of EDM concerts.
The four candidates for student trustee debated issues ranging from voting power to representing every student equally in the Campus Center Auditorium Thursday.
Alex Freid spoke on Monday about why most trash should be treasure, and how the evolution of consumerism is endangering our earth
The Director of the Sderot Media Center presented a lecture Tuesday about what is now known as the “bomb shelter” capital of the world
From zip-lining to pizza eating, seniors at UMass share their “graduation bucket lists.”
Donors and volunteers attended Tuesday’s drive to raise awareness of what is seen by many as an outdated policy prohibiting gay men from donating blood.
More than 65 companies will be in attendance at the event, which will take place Wednesday in the Campus Center Auditorium.
Bernstein recounted his experience as one of the creators of the Indian reality contest “The Million Dollar Arm,” which is soon to be released as a Disney film.
Many students may not realize just how much money they’re wasting by hitting the snooze button.
Students head to the State House with a message and several goals for Advocacy Day on Wednesday.
The Amherst police log from Friday Feb. 28 to Sunday March 2 keeps police busy over the weekend.
The University of Massachusetts sent out a press release and email to warn them in anticipation of the upcoming Blarney Blowout.
ISO hosts seminar to discuss institutionalized racism
Emotion regulation of toddlers addressed by Penn State faculty member
Ted Bunch lectures gender norms and violence against women.
UMass club hosts panel discussion about eating disorders with students and experts.
Daughter of Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain (R-AZ) will speak at Mt. Holyoke College on Thursday.
Richard Freeland, higher education commissioner for Massachusetts, came to UMass on Monday to testify on the 2015 fiscal year budget and meet with student leaders on campus.
UMass President Robert Caret announced his plan to keep the five campuses affordable earlier this month.
A three-student team placed first in the first ever International Inter-University Chef Competition at McGill University in Montreal.
The rise comes after the robbery of a female student on North Pleasant Street last month.
The group Active Minds is hosting a panel on eating disorders tonight in the Campus Center.
Through a partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, the Northampton hospital will be able to facilitate the same cancer treatment as Mass General.
The Amherst police had a busy weekend filled with parties and situations involving reckless drivers.
Online entrepreneur offers insight to students about entrepreneurship
UMass graduate Binh Nguyen’s Chinese Kung Fu Wushu Academy is the first business to reopen after a Route 9 strip mall fire on Oct. 27.
An all-nighter on campus to fight cancer and honor survivors? Relay For Life is ready for students to participate in a huge fundraising event.
Delaney Ratner takes gold in an agility competition
ESPN investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, co-authors “League of Denial,” the powerful book about the NFL and its concussion crisis, will be making a stop at UMass on Thursday.
Dickinson Hall is ready to assist a new group of people.
Does size really matter? Students and faculty share their thoughts on class size at UMass.
Devoted professors at UMass must be willing to undergo a seven year process if they want tenure, but UMass professors find it important to their job
Students, faculty and the public had the opportunity to test-drive electric vehicles on Tuesday, and the University celebrated the installation of a new charging station on campus.
The UMass volleyball and paintball teams will receive allocations to cover the costs of playing in national tournaments.
Amherst Police Department Weekend Log, Feb. 14, 2014 to Feb. 17, 2014
Garret Shetrawski, 19, announced his candidacy for the state rep. seat in the 2nd Worcester District on Feb. 7.
Tony Maroulis brings a wealth of community-oriented leadership experience to the position.
Congress and President Obama just raised the debt ceiling again, but what does that mean for America?
Two trollies funded have been bringing UMass students from “dorm to downtown” to benefit Amherst businesses.
Posthumous fund recognizes the contributions of late Five College pioneer Jackie Pritzen.
Senior Thomas Bachman has started a group on campus that will make you laugh, quite literally
A NASA scientist visited UMass to discuss the Mars Rover Curiosity mission, which involved laser beams, cameras, drills and, most importantly, water on Mars
Living Routes, a study abroad organization based in Amherst, shut down last month as a result of an incident that involved a student being raped while abroad.
Priorities include stronger student voice, increased state funding for UMass SGA.
Results show a variety of cognitive benefits based on age.
Freshman Hannah Burbidge and others discuss the highs and lows of dating long-distance.
With support from family and friends by his side, former UMass basketball player Lari Ketner is trying to beat the odds as he battles against Stage 4 colon cancer.
New information was released about the victims of last week’s pedestrian accidents while UMPD warned the campus to stay safe and alert.
University of Massachusetts geoscientist Donald Wise says it might be time to revise our ideas of the moon’s origins.
Parachuting team competes at USPA Collegiate Championships with success, taking home gold.
This week’s SGA meeting was one full of debate and discussion, with funds allocated to multiple groups on campus
This week’s Amherst police log was highlighted by vehicle stops and acts of vandalism over a quiet weekend.
Representative Paul Mark visits UMass and discusses plan for student debt
On Thursday evening, five teams competed in multiple rounds of Shakespeare-related trivia at the University of Massachusetts Renaissance Center, emceed by UMass senior Daniel Kadish and local theatre director Dori Robinson.
Soroush Farzinmoghadam created an installation for his master’s thesis project in memory of the victims of 9/11 and to remind people that it still affects their daily lives
UMass cancelled classes Wednesday in the wake of a snowstorm that swept the New England area.
Owners Chris Karabetsos and Archie Sideris reminisce on the good, the bad and the ugly.
On Thursday evening, the Reading Room of the Renaissance Center will hold a Shakespeare trivia night.
Declining sales at on-campus bookstores and the high cost of textbooks has prompted the administration to seek a digital alternative.
UMass professor helps U.S. Postal Service honor author
VIDEO: Former University of Massachusetts Chancellor John Lombardi came to the W.E.B. Du Bois library on Jan. 29 to speak before students and faculty on the issues facing the university. Christina Yacono and Conor Snell reporting.
Dr. Richard Palmer spoke about sustainability and collaboration as a problem-solving strategy as part of the University’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series.
A driver hit three female students on Monday night while the women crossed the street.
The University of Massachusetts was named “Top Military-Friendly University” for the third year in a row.
The Amherst police log from Friday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 2 reported nothing out of the ordinary.
The Student Government Association approved the allocations of additional funds for Spring Concert in its meeting Monday night.
Massachusetts Attorney General meets with members of the community on Sunday as part of her campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor.
Professor is awarded for his contributions to mathematics
Five Candidates discussed their opinions on a multitude of issues such as education, tax reform, and immigration at a public forum Wednesday night at Northampton High School
A beta version of the PERCEPT system, which uses smartphones as navigation aids, was launched in the Whitmore Administration Building last week.
Splitwise.com provides students with average rent prices based on the location and type of apartment as well as other tools for calculating housing expenses.
An updated report on off-campus student discipline violations shows a decline of 41 total incidents since fall 2012.
The Coalition for Amherst Neighborhoods aims to stabilize family neighborhoods and increase housing affordability.
The proposition comes as part of a $50 million statewide initiative aimed at climate change preparedness.