University of Massachusetts food scientist David Sela’s research finds properties of breast milk could be used to improve human health.
Student Government association senator Alejandro Arellano plans to investigate the “breadth and depth” of bigotry on campus in order to bring about change
UMass launches new fellowship program to provide faculty with resources to use their research to create social change.
Professor Sonya Atalay’s research on Native American traditions is expected to extend over the next year and a half.
The scholar delivered a lecture Monday night on the impact of the globalized economy on minimum wage workers.
Police Log: Friday, Nov. 14 to Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
Donations to benefit families served by the Amherst Survival Center’s food pantry.
Performing arts majors are advocating for the renovation of the Fine Arts Center and Totman Gymnasium.
Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli and news editor Aviva Luttrell discuss the week in news and sports during their weekly podcast.
The art exhibit has a collection of pieces that represent all forms of oppression and racism.
Week of events will seek to spark student interest in study abroad programs at UMass.
Students share and collaborate on campus-wide issues.
The event featured live entertainment and speakers who rallied together in support of the legalization of marijuana.
Journalist and author evaluates consequences of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria.
The event brought students and faculty together to talk about creating a more sustainable food system at UMass.
The University of Massachusetts Police Department was on the scene of a pedestrian accident near the Southwest Residential Area, at the intersection of Fearing Street and University Drive, Thursday evening.
Volunteers worked together to clean up after last night’s tailgate.
The UMass grad student’s studies focus on the adolescent brain.
The website gives students opportunity to earn money for taking class notes.
The money will go toward improving support for survivors, as well as training for police officers who handle cases of domestic and sexual violence.
In a recent campus-wide email, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced a series of actions, which will be taken immediately to affect the next admissions cycle, to build a more diverse campus community.
Emma Ayres says women need more safe spaces to discuss abortion stories, and that her story would include a child without her privilege.
Eleven different venues displayed the work of local artists during last Thursday’s event
Stefan Herlitz says we must be careful not to use sociological categories to “other” people, or separate society into an “us” and a “them.”
Associate Professor of Art Copper Giloth recreated the Labyrinth of Fables in an interactive virtual experience.
Police Log: Friday, Nov. 7 to Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.
UMass will attempt to divert 90 percent of the waste from landfills at the next football game Wednesday night.
Despite the added responsibilities, many students say being a part of ROTC at UMass is worthwhile.
Despite the diner’s announcement that it will conduct an internal review and hold periodical sexual harassment awareness training, former employees Marie Billiel and Jaime Young aren’t sold on the promise of significant changes.
Police have received four reports of a white, college-aged male looking at female residents while they have been showering, according to a crime alert Saturday night.
“Women of Color and Media (Mis)Representation,” panel highlights inaccurate portrayals of women of color.
Reported results show that Charlie Baker has defeated Martha Coakley in the race to become the next governor of Massachusetts.
The 2014 midterm elections end in sweeping victory for Democrats in Massachusetts.
Tuesday’s midterm elections lead to two “yes” votes and two “no” votes on the four ballot questions.
Opponent Scott Brown loses second Senate race in second state to second woman in two years
For those in a different culture, the center provides services and programs.
News and opinion coverage of the 2014 midterm elections. Tweet using the hashtag #ElectionsMDC
All three motions on the floor were also passed Monday night.
Public colleges and universities are planning to create best practice guidelines.
Tony Maroulis, UMass’ director of Community Relations, seeks to create a dialogue between the University and the town of Amherst.
Police Log: Friday, Oct. 31 to Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.
Students accuse the University of union busting as it proposes changes from job to “position.”
Republican Charlie Baker will go head-to-head against Democrat Martha Coakley on Election Day.
Democratic candidate looks to break her recent slide in the upcoming election, but recent poll results lean toward Charlie Baker for governor.
New initiative by the Interfraternity Council aims to clean up streets of Amherst and eliminate stereotypes about fraternities.
Recent graduates hopes to continue efforts for the future with fundraiser.
Experts presented research and findings to community and answered questions from audience.
For 30 years, the club has pushed for issue advocacy and now looks for more involvement.
The group hopes to expand conversation and be inclusive of a variety of viewpoints.
A look into this semester’s on-campus Humans vs. Zombies game and its final hours
The UMass History Club gave a tour of the most haunted places on campus Monday.
In anticipation of a close race for governor, U.S. representatives speak to students on campus
Members of the Student Government Association went through ally training with representatives from the Stonewall Center.
A $10,000 grant was awarded to the Amherst Police Department to continue the push against underage drinking.
The app, developed by a former UMass student, allows women to ask men questions and eliminate them based on their answers.
The psychologist will research patterns in the hiring processes and retention rates of minority faculty.
Police Log: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
The Center for Women and Community and sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority organized its annual event to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Students can now study abroad in Israel for the spring semester after all programs were originally suspended in August.
Children and adults participated in trick-or-treating, games and a haunted house at the annual Halloween Fest in Amherst.
Talk focused on the negative effects of socially constructed concepts of masculinity.
Brian Schaffner will continue to study the patterns of voter choice and candidates they vote for with the funds.
Attendees called President Caret’s office to voice their concerns.
Student organizations raised awareness about ways to be more eco-friendly
Some believe they may be wasting swipes and plans are overpriced
A look at what the Ebola virus is, what the symptoms are and what is being done to keep UMass healthy.
Focus will go beyond sustainable planting and harvesting to examine energy and repopulation.
The award is part of an effort to increase local housing supply and spark economic development.
According to UHS’ public health nurse, clinics have seen a higher turnout this year.
Three new resolutions, upcoming labor negotiations and RSOs were discussed during Monday’s meeting.
The nationwide event promotes the importance of sustainability in education on college campuses.
Police Log: Friday, Oct. 17 to Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.
Devin Ayres, 20, was arraigned Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges of vandalizing property and property damage to intimidate.
UMPD, State Police were on the scene in the Sylvan Residential Area for at least three hours Sunday night.
The Voices of Awareness campaign allows students on campus to share their story.
Support was given by University of Massachusetts students to the pro-democratic resistance in Hong Kong, and peaceful protests.
New club Students for Justice in Palestine focuses on educating the UMass community about human rights.
Town manager will meet regularly with SGA president to discuss solutions on issues regarding the town of Amherst and the UMass community.
Students came together Thursday for a rally in response to recent racist incidents on campus, and to advocate for increased diversity and affordability at UMass.
The first Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee Town Hall Meeting, planned by Student Bridges, was held Thursday, just days after the campus was attacked by racist vandalism.
CEPA, Student Bridges and others advocated for more opportunities for students of color on Thursday.
Josh Odam reveals the disgusting hate speech scrawled on his door this weekend and calls for UMass students to hold the administration accountable for racism on campus.
Students and faculty speak about weekend incident that occurred in an on-campus residential hall.
Crude and offensive acts spark a call for campus culture change
Among other business, SGA votes on official statement regarding the CI program.
Students and staff aim to eliminate trash, vandalism and public urination in town.
UMass junior Graham Stanley’s unique hobby has helped him feel comfortable in his own skin.
Improvements at UMass campuses lead to being named 91st best university in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings
The unique “barcade” offers a variety of themed nights throughout the week.
Dr. Daniel Hillel spoke about sustainable water usage during agricultural irrigation last Thursday.
Route includes several stops on the UMass campus.
O’Day, DiZoglio believe positive changes can be made to improve the policy.
CHC has had an interim dean since the death of Priscilla Clarkson in August 2013.
Chairwoman Jennifer Raichel helps lead the charge in ending the controversial policy.
College and professional basketball reporter Jeff Goodman addressed sport management students Wednesday morning.
A behind-the-scenes look at UMass’ emergency alert and notification system.
SGA officials plan to create a strategy that more closely represents the entire student body and discuss ways to increase student voting and interest.
The organization has undergone a number of transformations since opening.
The Amherst eatery offers a variety of food options and live events to a diverse community of customers.
Argument over the amendment left Monday’s meeting open-ended.
Senators also passed an amendment, swore in a new member and discussed the SGA’s website during Monday’s meeting.
Student groups and campus organizations collaborate to end sexual assault on college campuses.
The Boston Globe reported Saturday that the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has reopened its investigation of the death of Eric Sinacori, who died of a heroin overdose last October.
Police Log: Friday, Oct. 3 to Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
French Economist Thomas Piketty draws in crowd to discuss economics and new book
Project launches at Hampshire Dining Commons to increases sustainability on campus and in dining halls.
Club works to discuss mental health and stomp out stigma.
Common read author’s seminar draws crowd of 650 students.
A group of at least 100 gathered in front of the Student Union Wednesday afternoon to share personal experiences of racism and address police brutality.
New club aims to connect people from all different departments on campus.
The program will be put on hold until a full review of the University’s confidential informant policy can be completed, according to an email sent out to the campus community Tuesday.
The local domestic violence shelter continues to lend support and spread awareness about domestic violence throughout the Pioneer Valley after 30 years of service.
The University hopes to have new system phased into all residence halls by fall 2015.
Student “policing” aims to reduce instances of police intervention.
In wake of former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ report, UMass is seeking to solve its high-risk drinking problem.
The organization is currently preparing an official statement regarding Sunday’s Boston Globe article about a UMass student and confidential informant who died of a heroin overdose last October.
The University has moved up 20 places since 2010.
Police Log: Friday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
UPDATE: UMass Police Department and Student Affairs officials to conduct review of confidential informant policy
A study of the University of Massachusetts’ confidential informant policy comes in response to a Boston Globe story published Sunday about a UMass student and campus police informant who died of a heroin overdose last October.
Removal of unused medication aids in action against drug abuse.
Students enjoy pre-game tailgate festivities on Saturday in UMass football’s return to McGuirk Stadium.
Following an on-campus rally, unions at the University of Massachusetts make the next step for concessions with a petition.
New rules and guidelines prepared for the return to McGuirk.
Grand opening of new UMass campus was held on Wednesday.
Growth of state schools expected to benefit students and Massachusetts residents.
The multinational corporation has given the University a library of 3,500 plant tissues and cells.
Women’s Health Clinic opens after being rated as an essential service.
Both UMass and local businesses prepare for the return of Minutemen football to McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
The Amherst restaurant offers up traditional Syrian falafel and a friendly atmosphere.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning, according to a crime alert sent out to the campus community by the UMass Police Department.
Two motions were passed and the election process was brought into question Monday night.
Tens of thousands of students, including hundreds from the Five Colleges, joined the estimated 400,000 people who attended the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21, 2014. The event made history as the largest climate change demonstration of its kind.
The national sideline reporter and UMass alumna returned to campus Monday to talk about her life and career.
Amherst Police Log: Friday, Sept. 19 to Monday, Sept. 23, 2014.
State funding and private donations to the five campus system reached $757 million this year.
Biochemist Peter Chien, along with a team of University of California, Berkeley scientists, helps define a crucial bacterial process.
UMass will move its season-ticket holder seating from the west side of McGuirk Stadium to the east side as the program unveils a number of changes at McGuirk.
UMass invites authors to speak to students and locals on campus for its Visiting Writers Series.
SGA Secretary of Diversity Josh Odam has plans to increase minority student presence on campus
The Amherst Poetry Festival calls for local poets to get involved
Six months after the “Blarney Blowout,” former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis presented the findings of his investigation into the handling of large crowd disturbances.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched a campaign Friday to prevent sexual violence on college campuses across the country.
Sïonan Barrett discusses plans and initiatives for the student government in the upcoming year.
American Psychological Association presented an award to Bonnie Strickland for her lifetime achievement.
The professor will talk at two upcoming international conferences about a recently submitted proposal for a new master’s program in global heritage at UMass.
Gov. Deval Patrick helps fund projects on and off campus through a bond bill.
Social scientists will provide unique perspectives to students, faculty and the campus community during the year-long series, which began Sept. 10.
Emilie Jordao, a landscape architecture master’s candidate, interned with Earthship Biotecture in New Mexico.
Rose Gottlieb and Marleigh Felsenstein take to the new Blue Wall eatery in the UMass Campus Center to find out how students feel about the updated eating space.
Police Log: Friday, Sept. 12- Sunday, Sept. 14.
Timothy D. Cook, head of Apple, reveals the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.
UMass welcomes a new chair to the journalism program in Kathy Roberts Forde.
The University will receive $2.5 million from the Department of Energy Resources to create the job.
Her friends and community remember Hannah Frilot, a rising UMass senior who died in car accident on July 31.
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, students at the University of Massachusetts rallied against police brutality, violence, and the modern struggles African-American face.
Valuable campus resource is left underrated and underused
Police brutality causes organization of student rally at UMass
Candidates for attorney general, treasurer and governor were decided in Tuesday’s primary election
Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine makes it a favorite eatery for local students.
The body is believed to be that of Marissa Jackson, 26, of Amherst, who was reported missing since Friday night.
Unprecedented levels of debt could have negative economic consequences if left unchecked.
Goodell Hall and South College will undergo projects and renovations.
Amherst Police Log: Friday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.
UMass’ School of Public Health and Health Sciences receives two-year grant from The National Cancer Institute
Researchers, led by epidemiologist Katherine Reeves, will investigate the possible correlation between antidepressant use and breast cancer in women.
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health is holding a campaign to promote suicide prevention awareness.
Various unions on campus rallied together around Whitmore on Friday to speak out against benefit concessions
UMass Women into Leadership is a new program for women interested in public service and combatting the gender gap.
Lindsay Van Dyke, ‘11, is using the power of film to document the lives of legal migrant workers in Mexico City.
Foreign students spent part of their summer studying public policy as part of UMass’ Civic Initiative program.
Negotiations began in the spring to allow Continuing and Professional Education faculty the right to unionize with the Massachusetts Society of Professors.
UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel took a chance. Can he be the next face of UMass football?
The iconic building will soon undergo major renovations after years of non-use.
New UMass football coach Mark Whipple, who first coached the Minutemen from 1998-2003, looks to take a mentor’s role during his second go in Amherst.
SGA President Vinayak Rao and Vice President Jacob Schissel have already begun working toward their goals for the upcoming year.
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.