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.
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.