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.
Students and townsfolk gathered at UMass to support equality for all people.
Students voice their thoughts about the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Campus Perspectives: One year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings from Daily Collegian on Vimeo.
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.
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.
Photo slideshow: Students marched from Student Union to the Whitmore building protesting the police brutality and overall response during the events of Blarney Blowout. Photos by Cade Belisle, Robert Rigo, James Jesson and Alex Lindsay.
Stephen Sellner talks to ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru on Thursday night, to discuss the brothers book and documentary “League of Denial”.
VIDEO: On Thursday evening, the University of Massachusetts Renaissance Center took a trip back to the 16th century for Shakespeare Trivia Pub Night. Five teams gathered in the fire-lit Reading Room to compete through seven themed rounds of trivia read by UMass senior Daniel Kadish and local theatre director Dori Robinson.
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.
The UMass Marching Band is preparing for its upcoming gig in New York City, and the drum majors are setting the pace.
UVC-TV19′s Sionan Barrett reports on how the university deals with its sexual assault and rape cases.
UVC-TV19′s James Villalobos reports from Sandy Hook, Conn.
UVC-TV19′s Mackenzie Maynard gives updates on the construction-project-in-progress.
UVC-TV19′s Meghan Allen talks with People’s Market co-managers about the market’s financial worries of staying afloat.
WMUA’s John O’Neil recounts the Mission Still Unaccomplished event held in the Cape Cod Lounge on Nov. 14, 2013.
A handful of UMass student organizations held a six-hour teach-in on Nov. 14, 2013 in the Student Union’s Cape Cod Lounge to raise awareness of issues they have with many university administration policies and its mission statement.
Sigma Psi Zeta sorority and the Center for Women and Community held the annual candlelight vigil against domestic violence Oct. 30. The event attracted about 100 people and included guest speakers, survivor stories and a musical performance.
UMass Red Sox World Series Gathering in Southwest.
Chelsie Field reports from her smartphone some behind-the-scenes moments from Fox 25 Boston’s visit to UMass Amherst on Oct. 24, 2013.
Divest UMass held a rally Oct. 17, 2013 with a message encouraging UMass president Robert Caret to divest the state school system from fossil fuels, coal and oil companies.
The SGA is writing to Congress to support the paying of veterans during the government shutdown.
UVC-TV19′s Michelle Woodward breaks down the SGA’s flash mob dance event in protest of the recent EDM concert cancellations by the University administration.
Some of this year’s transfer students at the University of Massachusetts discuss the pros and cons that come with adapting to a new campus and its culture.
Daniel Rodriguez of UVC-TV19 brings you the latest updates on plans the SGA has in store for the 2013-2014 school year.
Chelsie Field reports from her cell phone on the “Draw the Line” climate action rally held in Amherst this past Saturday.
Laura Diamond went around campus to ask UMass freshmen how they are adjusting to their first-ever college semester.
The second annual Amherst Block Party took place Sept. 12, 2013. One major difference from last year? It rained. A lot.
The University of Massachusetts community gathered outside Haigis Mall Sept. 2, 2013 as the University successfully set a new world record for largest fruit salad, weighing in at 15,291 pounds.
Boston Marathon runners ran a lap around McGuirk Stadium on Saturday and UMass football players wore the names of the marathon bombing victims.
The UMass community hosted a Run for Boston on Thursday, April 18, to raise money and support in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
A couple hundred people, mostly University of Massachusetts students, gathered at Haigis Mall Tuesday night to pay respects to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured nearly 200 on April 15.
Former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove delivered a speech hosted by the UMass Republican Club on Tuesday, April 9, despite protests.
Students rallied for UMass to divest from fossil fuels on Friday, April 5.
George Hamilton is being recognized by the Red Cross for performing CPR on his mother, a professor at UMass, using tactics he learned from NBC’s “The Office.”
Florida’s proposed decision to freeze tuition costs for STEM majors and raise fees on others in an effort to steer students towards job-friendly degrees has left some UMass students feeling as though such an economic strategy devalues a liberal arts education.
Students provide varied opinions on the smoking ban policy and microbiology professor and Faculty Senate member, Wilmore Webley, weighs in on its implementation.
A rally was staged as the culmination of CERC’s “Week of Action Against Rape Culture” (WAAR).
Images of individuals facing homelessness in the Pioneer Valley during the long and cold winter months.
Check out images taken by Collegian correspondents during and after the Nemo blizzard.
Students both support and oppose the addition of a new Starbucks in the Integrated Science Building.
Local artist Noah Rockland hosted the grand opening of his Montague based studio, Rockland Glassworks, on Sunday, Feb. 3.
UMass students marched into Amherst to raise awareness about a pipeline that could bring oil sands to New England.
Chelsie Field and Conor Snell report from the ground of the Southwest concourse, where a crowd of 3,000 students turned unruly following the Red Sox World Series win on Oct. 30, 2013.
On the sixth day of aerial conflict between Israel and Gaza, UMass students gathered to rally in support of Palestine on the steps of the Student Union.
About 500 students gathered in the Southwest Residential Area as President Barack Obama’s re-election was called by media outlets nationwide.
UMass students discuss which candidate they are voting for in the 2012 Presidential Election.
UMass students weigh in on who they favor in the upcoming Massachusetts Senate race between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.
A press conference was held at the UMass Police Department on Oct. 22 regarding an alleged rape of a female student in her dorm room on Oct. 13. UMass students also commented on the incident.
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees’ Committee on Administration and Finance has decided to continue the ongoing construction at UMass and throughout the five-campus system.
Former New England Patriot starting safety and current NFL free agent James Ihedigbo returned to his hometown of Amherst Saturday morning and held football camp for two local high schools.
Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst plan rally to for Trayvon Martin today.
At the time of the letter’s distribution, Tyler Molander was in the process of moving from Sylvan to Southwest. Collegian producer Katie-Rose De Candia went to the residential areas to uncover student perspective on the treatment of the UMass junior.
Collegian Editor-in-Chief Alyssa Creamer, News Editor Katie Landeck and Assistant Editor Dan Glaun sat down with Tyler Molander, the UMass Junior behind a letter seeking people to start a “friend club.”
Check out this photo slideshow of the student demonstrations in Southwest from last night.
UMass students gathered in Southwest Residential Area after the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI.
UPC hosted the super bowl with a large screen and free food for those who attended.
Check out the season finale of the Front & Back. Herb Scribner and Billy Perkins give it their all in this final edition of the epic Collegian podcast.
Protesters from the University of Massachusetts labor studies department and the Occupy UMass movement came out in droves to demonstrate at a recent lecture on capitalism.
So we beat on, but not without going through some changes. Sports Editor Herb Scribner and News Editor William Perkins discuss their respective sections of the newspaper.
Collegian news producer Steffi Porter hits the streets as protesters march against the recently announced University Health Services cuts and healthcare changes.
They might be a day late, but they beat on, like boats against the current.
It wouldn’t be the beginning of the week if there wasn’t a new Front & Back podcast.
Readers submitted their favorite photos from the infamous ‘Snow-tober’ and you can too! Post your photo on the DailyCollegian.com Facebook page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collegian photographers Lindsey Davis, Herb Scribner, Maria Uminski and
Alex Mojcher braved the storm to capture the aftermath of the rare October Nor’easter.
Snowed-in and need something to do? Check out the latest Front & Back podcast from the guys of Front & Back.
The Occupy Amherst protests continued their momentum on Sunday, October 17, after two weeks of demonstrating in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Front & Back just went a little deeper with two guest speakers. Check out the podcast for news on what’s going on in the Daily Collegian newsroom.
The Daily Collegian takes a look at Cirque du Soleil Quidam, as they prepare for their performance at the Mullins Center.
Want to know what’s going on in Sports and News? Check out Front & Back.
Collegian photographer Hannah Cohen travels to New York City to capture the Occupy Wall Street rally.
Collegian photographer Hannah Cohen captures Occupy Northampton.
Collegian photography editor Hannah Cohen captures Five College students as they participate in a nation wide rally, Occupy Amherst.
News Editor William A. Perkins III and Sports Editor Herb Scribner discuss the weekly dealings of both the front and back pages of the Daily Collegian.
Brian Giggey, the creator of the UMass Disc Golf Course, shows Collegian editor Katie Landeck how to play the sport.
Senior Producer Rachel Tumin gets the scoop on the in’s and out’s of student move-in day this semester.
Photographer Lindsey Davis mingles with UMass student groups looking for new recruits at the Activities Expo.
Here are the biggest news stories that have taken place since the end of the Spring 2011 semester.
Images from the 2011 UMass Amherst Commencement, held at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on the evening of Friday, May 13.
Students dressed up and donned masks at the 2011 Commencement Ball, held last Friday at the Mullins Center.
A video of a student celebration held in Southwest, following the news that Osama bin Laden was dead.
A slideshow of a celebratory mob held late Sunday in Southwest in response to the death of Osama bin Laden.
An inside look at the 17th annual Taste of UMass, featuring a video interview with UMass Dining director Ken Toong.
The 17th annual “Taste of UMass” was held in the Mullins Center yesterday, hosted by UMass Dining Services.
On Tuesday, April 27, the UMass Student Union Ballroom hosted Herbfest 2011, where the culinary and medical use of herbs was promoted.
Graffiti artists are leaving their mark on the UMass campus, despite risk of punishment from authorities.
A video of Sunday’s UMass Concert Band’s performance in memory of George N. Parks. The Collegian also has a full news recap, photo slideshow and performance list of the show.
Last week, there was a bone marrow drive held outside the dining commons at UMass.
Ivy Award-winning visiting chefs visited UMass on Tuesday, April 5.
Members of the University of Massachusetts community gathered Tuesday, April 5, to demonstrate their support for public sector workers.
New support and therapy groups are being offered this semester by the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, a division of the University Health Services.
An opening ceremony was held last Monday afternoon for the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, located on 758 North Pleasant St. in Amherst.
Emily Felder has video coverage of student fundraising for Japan tsunami relief outside of the Student Union.
Video interviews with the three SGA president/trustee tickets for the Spring 2011 elections.
A video from last week’s rally in solidarity with public sector workers in Wisconsin.
On Wednesday, March 2, members of the University of Massachusetts community, marched in solidarity with public workers in Wisconsin. Photographer Hannah Cohen captured the action.
Hillside Salon art event featuring Nancy Winship Milliken, Michael Zide, Randall Diehl and Nancy Hill on Feb. 15,2011.
A photo slideshow of a Hadley farm and lecture on livestock.
Alumna Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner, shared her insights and poetry to a UMass crowd on Wed. Feb. 9.
Video from Saturday’s march in solidarity with the Egyptian people.
Students and local residents gathered in Amherst Saturday to show their support for Egyptian protesters.
David Goldblatt’s famous photography of South Africa is now on display at the University Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. An opening ceremony took place Thursday.
Emily Felder talks with SGA President Brandon Tower and Student Trustee Mike Fox about their goals for the upcoming semester and their hopes for upcoming UMass president Bob Caret.
The UMass Police Department hosted a K-9 vesting ceremony on campus. Photography by Maria Uminski.
Happy holidays! Here’s a collection of our holiday-related articles and blogs from the past semester.
The Not Ready For Bedtime Players are a sketch comedy group out of UMass Amherst that promotes safe sex and safe choices. Through comedy the troop teaches students about the risk of unprotected sex, binge drinking and other issues the relates to college aged people.
The University of Massachusetts is set to begin construction on a $182 million “honors complex” for Commonwealth Honors College students, to be finished in 2013.
Derek Kellogg discusses his thoughts heading into his third season of coaching.
With only a handful of upperclassmen and a slew of inexperienced talent, the 2010-11 Minutemen are tasked with getting results now as they program continues to build for the long run.
Press conference following UMass’ opening day victory against Rider.
UMass basketball opened up the season with a win against Rider, overcoming a 22-point deficit to achieve the victory.
UMass tied PC 3-3 on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Mullins Center.
The UMass Flash Mob Dance Crew made it’s surprise dance debut to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in front of the Student Union on October 28, 2010.
Video of the Governor’s visit to UMass Amherst a few days prior to the election.
Liz Wahlman performs Halloween special effects on guinea pig Tim Jones. Wahlman has been practicing makeup art for the past four years.
UMass took on UNH in the first annual Colonial Clash at Gillette Stadium. Over 30,000 fans were in attendance to see the first college football game ever played at Gillette. The Minutemen, though, got roughed up by the Wildcats by a score of 39-13.
Friends, family, students and colleagues remember the life and legacy of George N. Parks in our special look back at last week’s tribute ceremony.
Boston University spoiled UMass’ home opener Friday night, with a 4-3 win at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen’s record falls to 0-3-1.
Highlights from the press conference following Boston University’s 4-3 win over UMass Friday.
The Minutemen head into the 2010-11 season after losing their top five point scorers from last season and bring in 13 new freshmen onto their roster. UMass has a tough road ahead, but has not lowered its expectations.
On Monday, members of the Sustainability Initiative held a “Trash Sort” awareness event on the Student Union lawn.
Video highlights of Richmond’s upset over UMass on Homecoming Weekend produced by Nick O’Malley.
In the band’s first home performance since the death of director George N. Parks, over 900 band alumni return to UMass to honor the man that gave over 30 years of teaching to the university.
Senior Producer Rachel Tumin provides video coverage of Life is good founder John Jacobs speaking at UMass. Jacobs, a UMass grad, discussed the importance of optimism, even in the toughest of odds.
A video profile of Linda Kapinos, an employee of Franklin Grab ‘N Go.
Chancellor Robert Holub addressed the campus last Friday in the sixth annual Faculty Convocation.
The SGA elections are completely online for the first time. President Brandon Tower explains how to vote and discusses the referenda questions.
The Hillel House at UMass Amherst hosted its annual fundraiser, the Ride to Provide, yesterday.
Jason LeVasseur performs “Driver is the DJ” at the Worcester Dining Commons.
Students made paper cranes for breast cancer as part of a project at the Commonwealth Honors College on Thursday, Sept. 23. Videography by Mitchell Black.
A highlight reel of UMass’ 42-37 loss to the University of Michigan on Saturday in Ann Arbor. UMass scored 20 in the fourth quarter but came up just short.
After his speech Wednesday night in Bartlett Hall, human rights activist Cleve Jones sat down with DailyCollegian.com for an exclusive interview.
Who’s better? 2Pac or Biggie? We asked students their thoughts in our weekly Campus Perspectives video segment.
Video of UMass’ record setting 422-foot California roll.
UMass defeated William & Mary 27-23 for an opening day victory. Nick O’Malley recaps the highlights and Jay Asser and Dan Gigliotti provide post-game analysis.
For the first time, UMass will offer a textbook rental program through the textbook annex. Rachel Tumin interviewed students and faculty to hear their opinions.
Do you think UMass should continue construction during the school year? Dan Gigliotti interviews students to find out their thoughts during our first Campus Perspectives video segment.
Senior producer Lindsey Davis goes behind the scenes of UMass Marching Band’s annual band camp, held the week before school. The band is preparing for trips to Michigan and Gillette Stadium in the coming months.
UPDATED: 12 hospitalized, including ‘large number’ of UMass students, for severe intoxication at campus party, area hospital forced to close ER
A dozen people were hospitalized and treated for severe intoxication after becoming ill during an on-campus dance party Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to campus officials.
The driver of a vehicle that struck and hospitalized a University of Massachusetts bicyclist in a hit-and-run collision last weekend has been identified, police said.
While riding a bicycle downtown, a University of Massachusetts senior was struck by a car and injured in an alleged hit-and-run Saturday night.
An Amherst man pleaded not guilty today to charges stemming from an incident yesterday in which police said he intentionally drove a car into another man before pulling out a gun and chasing the man into the woods where he punched and kicked him in a dispute over a woman.
Today’s print Collegian featured by far our most difficult crossword puzzle of the semester. The puzzle was clueless, and perhaps you think we are too for making this error, but we’d like to apologize and ask that you forgive us.
Nora Ruchman’s friends and family mourned her death yesterday, remembering the 19-year-old sophomore’s compassionate demeanor, sense of humor, and her contagious smile.
Scotch is defined as any whisky made in Scotland. By law, it must be made from barley, distilled in Scotland, contain less than 94.8 percent alcohol, aged in oak barrels in Scotland for a minimum of three years and bottled at no less than 40 percent alcohol by volume.
DailyCollegian.com will be streaming Student Government Association debates live tonight
At an emotional, one-hour discussion, campus administrators were challenged Thursday with questions on how and why a student who reportedly confessed to raping a UMass alum during the fall received “too light” of a punishment.
The University of Massachusetts will hold a meeting open to all campus community members Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. “to discuss the sexual assault that has recently been reported in the media,” according to e-mails sent this morning from the office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Jean Kim.
The University of Massachusetts system revealed in a statement this morning that President Jack Wilson will leave his position in 2011. Wilson has overseen the five-campus UMass system since September 2, 2003. His term ends on June 30, 2011. UMass officials said in the statement that a search committee including students faculty and staff will be formed and a consultant hired to take part in a national search for Wilson’s replacement. Updates will be provided on DailyCollegian.com as they come. Here is a brief video of a conversation he had with The Boston Globe’s Tracy Jan.
A University of Massachusetts junior studying abroad in Chile is safe after the South American nation was rocked by one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded on Saturday.
According to a story in today’s Boston Globe, “officials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this week acknowledged that they allowed a student who confessed to raping a friend on campus last fall, a felony, to remain enrolled and avoid significant discipline.”
A two-car accident sent one vehicle over a steep embankment and into the athletic fields along Commonwealth Avenue across from the campus Recreation Center earlier this evening.
A serious head-on collision on Route 9 in Hadley earlier this week separated the engine from one of the vehicles involved and hospitalized four people, including three who are believed to be University of Massachusetts students.
UMass coach Don Cahoon and Boston College coach Jerry York sit down and discuss the Eagles 7-1 victory on Friday.
UMass football coach Kevin Morris discusses his incoming class of freshman who signed National Letters of Intent on Feb. 3. On college football's national signing day, the Minutemen added 11 freshman to join their six mid-year transfers who will be eligible to play in the fall of 2010.
The University of Massachusetts Police Department this morning released a photograph of a suspect thought to have stolen a laptop from Webster Residence Hall earlier this week. From the crime alert: A neighbor saw a man leaving the victim’s room during that timeframe and described him as a white male, older than traditional college age, medium build, with dark hair and a black leather jacket. The suspicious male knocked on another door and asked the resident for a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Police are asking help from the community in identifying the man. Anyone with information related to…
Flash flooding in parking lots surrounding the Robsham Visitors Center formed a small lake by mid-Monday, flooding nearly a dozen vehicles.