Massachusetts Daily Collegian

New Irish mural unveiled in ceremony

By Anna Meiler

April 6, 2010

Filed under Campus News

After eight days of painting with the help of University of Massachusetts faculty and students, Congressman Richard Neal unveiled the 18-by-20 feet mural that Irish muralists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine finished on Saturday. About...

Irish muralists take residency at UMass

By Anna Meiler

March 29, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Once enemies during the Irish War of Independence, artists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine, sat together on March 30 in the Cape Code Lounge at the University of Massachusetts. In front of a crowded room, the two discussed how they...

Commonwealth College funds undergrad research

By Anna Meiler

February 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Commonwealth Honors College awarded $100,000 to undergraduate students this academic year, funding research and better preparing students for graduate school and the real world. “I think it’s great that Commonwealth Honors...

Fair trade: UM students look for jobs in tough market at career fair

By Anna Meiler

February 12, 2010

Filed under Archives

Despite dire economic straits and a job market with more layoffs than openings, many University of Massachusetts students made the rounds at several career fairs held on campus this week. Many UMass students who attended the...

Artist Business Training Project to help struggling artists learn business strategies

By Anna Meiler

February 7, 2010

Filed under Local News

To ease the blows the economy has had on struggling artists, the University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Service is using an $8,000 grant awarded to them by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to run the “Artist...

Public Agenda study cites high tuition costs for college drop-out rate

By Anna Meiler

January 31, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

As college tuition prices soar and the economy continues to financially limit families, more college students are forced to work to support themselves. According to a study released by Public Agenda (a nonpartisan, nonprofit group),...