Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Northampton judge postpones motion for dismissal in Vassell case

By Caitlin Soto

March 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

A judge of the Superior Court of Hampshire County has postponed a motion on Tuesday March 2 to dismiss the case against former University of Massachusetts student Jason Vassell until March 26.  The motion was proposed in late 2008 by Vassell’s defense team, and seeks to dismiss t...

Success of UM Recreation Center could muscle out local gyms

By Caitlin Soto

February 17, 2010

Filed under Archives

Before the construction of the new Recreation Center, which was funded almost entirely through undergraduate student fees, the typical student in pursuit of a more toned body had little choice but to venture outside the University of Massachusetts. Their choices were limite...

UMass hopes to bring law school into fold

By Caitlin Soto

November 22, 2009

Filed under Campus News

While Massachusetts has never offered its residents a public law school, things could be changing for those who feel they cannot afford private school prices. Last week, University of Massachusetts officials announced they have...

UC San Diego chancellor visits UMass

By Caitlin Soto

October 28, 2009

Filed under Campus News

University of California at San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox spoke Wednesday in the Integrated Sciences Building on the future of public higher education. “State governments are unreliable partners,” said Fox initially,...

PVTA upgrades bike racks on bus fleet

By Caitlin Soto

October 4, 2009

Filed under Archives

Seeing an increase in the amount of bicyclists riding public transportation the Pioneer Valley Transit Authorities (PVTA) has recently increased the size of bike racks on its buses. The PVTA has purchased new three-bike ...

Amherst marks its 250th birthday in style

By Caitlin Soto

September 28, 2009

Filed under Archives

Amherst’s 250th celebration anniversary got off to a great start Sunday afternoon with an old-fashioned parade starting from Amherst College and ending at UMass’s Haigis Hall. Even with temperatures in the 60s and a steady...