Netiquette 2009: What you don’t know about e-mail could hurt you

Associate Dean Kregg Strehorn advises students on how they should use their UMail accounts and the repercussions that could come with neglecting them.

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PCP: UMass green indeed

Matt Sullivan argues that UMass was robbed of a green honor by getting left out of Sierra Magazine’s top green university rankings.

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PCP: UMass an eco-impersonator

Ashley Lesperance argues that the University is more concerned with a green reputation than a green reality.

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The elephant in the top bunk

Ben Moriarty reflects on the reality of awkward roommate moments and the probability of walking in at an inconvenient time.

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Amherst’s capitalist legacy

Evan Haddad uses Amherst’s origins to explain how it became an enterprising melting pot.

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What is the true cost of Gen Eds?

With the recent announcement that the Gen Ed requirements will be changed at UMass, Nick Milano says that, while it’s a step in the right direction, the concept of Gen Eds doesn’t harbor the right kind of education.

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Setting the record straight on Islam

After experiencing first-hand the wrong perceptions about Muslims on campus, Subhan Tariq wants to let people know the truth about Islam.

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Letters to the editor

Daily Collegian readers respond to columns and other stories.

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Recreation center makes UMass less of a concrete jungle

With the opening of the new recreation center on campus, Mike Phillis says that UMass has finally caught up to some of its competition in terms of facilities.

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Summer vacation is holding back American education

With the United States falling behind other countries in terms of education in math and science, Dave Coffey thinks that it’s time to rethink America’s archaeic school schedule.

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Obama’s missile defense plan has holes, but makes sense

After hearing that President Obama cancelled anti-missile installments abroad, Ben Rudnick looked deeper into the country’s missile defense plan and asked the key question: Is our country protected?

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Balancing alcohol with responsibility

Matt Kushi warns of the implications that student actions have not only on their own reputations, but the University’s as well.

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Homelessness in the valley

Eric Magazu comments on the issue of homelessness on the national and local level, and the efforts of UMass students to do their part.

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Massachusetts Senate Bill 2028 is kosher

Chris Amorosi discusses the advantages of Massachusetts Senate Bill 2028 and the impact it would have on the much hyped potential of an H1N1 outbreak.

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Crossing the divide between “us” and “them”

Thomas Moore reflects on a summer in Uganda and the price humanity pays for the mythical distance between “us” and “them.”

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How much has changed in South Africa?

Writing from Cape Town, Leigh Greaney speaks of the racial divide that still haunts a once colonized country.

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Change we don’t need

Collegian columnist Alex Perry says that if we listen to Obama’s hypocritical and false assertions on health care rationing, the country will be headed dramatically in the wrong direction.

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From Argentina right back to the SGA elections

Collegian columnist Mike Fox advises students to take a minute and vote in the SGA elections. He is currently attending the University of Buenos Aires and looks to the example there for a model.

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Science majors have hard time studying abroad

Collegian columnist Eli Gottlieb says that finding a study abroad program that will fulfill your major requirements – no matter the location – is almost impossible.

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Campus security and “tailgating” concerns

Brian Benson advises that there is only so much that can be done concerning campus security, and that it’s the smallest precautions that are the most effective.

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