Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Second Semester Security Updates

By Anna Jolliffe

April 24, 2013

Filed under Business, Campus News, Crime, Five College News, Miscellaneous, News

As the spring semester comes to an end at the University of Massachusetts, campus safety officials are concentrating on increasing public communication with police as they wait for the assessment of the security in the residence halls done b...

Boston College student’s app spreads to UMass

By Anna Jolliffe

April 11, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

A new smartphone app has expanded to the University of Massachusetts, giving students the opportunity to virtually take control of their dining hall diets while at school. Developed by Boston College senior Jimmy Campbell, “...

Students, faculty weigh in on effectiveness of ‘Campus Pulse’

By Anna Jolliffe

April 1, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

It can be hard for students to keep their thumb on the pulse of a campus as big as the University of Massachusetts, but the University’s official channel of communication, Campus Pulse, aims to do just that. Operated by UMass’ Student A...

For some, winter weather burdens on-campus handicap accessibility

By Anna Jolliffe

February 8, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

For junior communications major Josh Pearson, who is blind and uses a guide dog, sometimes crossing the street in winter is easier said than done. Pearson said snow-blocked sidewalks make it difficult for his guide dog, who is trained to find alternate ways around the snow. ...

Local artist hosts grand opening of new studio

By Anna Jolliffe

February 6, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

A high school hobby has become a full-time job for Noah Rockland. This past Sunday, the glassblowing artist Rockland hosted the grand opening of his glassworks studio, Rockland Glassworks, in Montague. People of all ages filtered in and out of Rockland’s...

Students unknowing of quad policy

By Anna Jolliffe

November 29, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Students living in expanded housing are being told to find other housing for the spring semester to some students' dismay. “I’m pretty annoyed,” said Wilton Childs, a sophomore, who said he didn’t understand when he selected to...

Students participate in ‘Nearly Naked Mile’

By Anna Jolliffe

October 21, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Not even a steady rain could stop the crowds of people who showed up at the Northeast Residential Area quad Friday to participate in the first ever “Nearly Naked Mile” at the University of Massachusetts. The event –...

UMass won’t ban plastic water bottles due to Coca-Cola contract

By Anna Jolliffe

October 17, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts won’t be joining a list of school banning water bottles from their respective universities. Recently, schools such as University of Vermont and Loyola University Chicago have begun the pr...

Pet policy goes unnoticed by UMass students

By Anna Jolliffe

September 23, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts’ pet policy prohibits all animals – excluding some “assist animals” – from campus buildings. Some students aren’t aware of it. Graduate student Adam Johnson, who lives in Southwest, said he didn’t know ab...