April 19, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

VIDEO: UMass United Ralley in support of Derrick Gordon, LGBTQ community -

Friday, April 18, 2014

John Ashcroft faces criticism during speech -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Student rally in support of Gordon, LGBTQ community -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thousands gather in Amherst Commons for 23rd Annual Extravaganja -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sexual violence is not ‘normal’ -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

One year after Boston Marathon bombings, UMass doctor Pierre Rouzier continues passion to help -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Photo Slideshow: UMass United Rally -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Get Yourself Tested at UMass -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass football continues move in new direction in annual Spring Game -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Library labyrinth targets stress -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

There is nothing to debate about global warming -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass hits the road to take on LaSalle -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse looks to extend winning streak against Richmond -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive latest McCormack Executive-in-Residence -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Got a little Irish in you? -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass doctoral student awarded Soros Fellowship -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UMass Dressage Team discusses the lesser-known sport -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canelas: Things worth watching in Spring Game 2014 -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘The Walking Dead’ finale resurrects a dull season -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Five places to study at UMass -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

General Education courses should not be required

(Amanda Joinson/Collegian File Photo)

Elise Martorano argues why general education courses should not be required.

Learn to learn, not to remember

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Karen Podorefsky explains the importance of taking classes that interest us and of learning course material rather than memorizing facts.

SGA discusses class lengths, EDM concert cancellations at meeting

The Student Government Association discussed various topics from the length of classes to the recently cancelled electronic dance music concerts at its meeting on Monday.

The importance of Gen Eds

Karen Podorefsky ponders the pros and cons of general education.

Scheduling snags

While enrolling in classes for next semester last Thursday, junior Emily Lap ran into a problem that is all too familiar for many University of Massachusetts students.

Students get advice on getting into closed classes

As registration for spring classes proceeds, students are up against closed classes and waiting lists, but there may be hope for these students looking to get in to their classes.

The 4-year slap in the face

Collegian columnist Nick O’Malley writes his last official column for The Collegian, an open letter to college and what education really means (It doesn’t involve going to class).

Speak up, don’t mumble

Amanda Joinson can’t hear what her professors or TAs are saying – and that makes it hard to learn.

Free classes, great workouts: nine exercise classes you should be taking

Exercise routines can become dull and predictable as we engage in the uniform two-mile treadmill run or 30 minutes on the elliptical. If you’re getting bored of your predictable workout routine, then it’s time to do something about it. Make exercise enjoyable and fun as you dance, kick, spin or crunch your way to a fit body. Last semester, the University of Massachusetts opened its $50-million Recreation Center, along with nine sweat-inducing fitness classes.