Hundreds of students marched from the Student Union to Whitmore in a demonstration Wednesday.
Protestors walked from the Student Union to Whitmore on Wednesday to deliver letters for a “sanctuary campus.” Photos by Jessica Picard, Caroline O’Connor, Aakanksha Gupta and Judith Gibson-Okunieff.
Across the University of Massachusetts campus Tuesday, students organized to inform voters and drum up Election Day excitement. Music blared on Haigis Mall yesterday as representatives from student groups distributed ballot information and directed students to the voter shuttle bus. Representatives from the Student Government Association, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG) and the Cannabis Reform Coalition were present from 10 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. to hand out information about the voting process and inspire students to get to the polls. “We’re working to get people excited,” said MassPIRG chair Julia Seremba. “This is the last leg of our ‘get…
Shocked at results from swing states, five students expressed their shock at seeing a candidate they never took seriously take a tremendous lead.
Although current students will likely not experience the effects of Question 5 first-hand, student voters registered in Amherst will help determine the future local elementary schools.
The program will test the effectiveness of using more bins around the UMass campus, according to the SGA’s secretary of sustainability.
The Graduate Employee Organization held a rally for the labor center outside the student union on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jessica Picard, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, and Erica Lowenkron.
Affirmative action debate highlights divisive approaches to topic of racism in American institutions
The University Union’s Affirmative Action Debate in the Student Union Ballroom Tuesday night highlighted divisive approaches to topic of racism in American institutions.
Money raised at the event will fund research in treating aphasia, support groups for stroke survivors and other stroke/aphasia events.
The debate, which will be moderated by Daily Collegian staff, will take place starting at 7 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.
This year’s debate will include three tickets running for president/vice president and one trustee nominee.
SGA members question the constitutionality of policy that determines where and when students can stage demonstrations.
Senatorial elections will be held in the spring for the first time and are set to open March 20 at midnight.
During a forum in the Cape Cod Lounge Tuesday evening, four speakers focused on the problem of antibiotic resistance, which is fueled by the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
Resident assistants and peer mentors will meet in front of the Student Union at 1 p.m. to march to the Chancellor’s office and deliver a petition to him.
Sigma Phi Epsilon and Iota Gamma Upsilon fundraised to help victims of terror in Paris and other cities.
The event, which organizers hope will spur future student activism, will demand liquidation of student debt, $15 minimum wage and tuition-free higher education.
This semester’s Amazing Race, which was held Friday, attracted 35 team and more than 100 competitors.