Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMPD investigating JQA sexual assault

By Cameron Ford

March 11, 2011

Filed under Crime

Mid-Friday morning, members of the University of Massachusetts community received a text message asking recipients to visit the UMass Police Department’s website for a breaking crime alert. An alert was posted there, stating that UMPD is i...

Amherst Police successfully prevent break-in’s

By Cameron Ford

December 2, 2010

Filed under Crime, Local News

Traditionally, there is a significant increase in break-in's in college towns during school breaks. With an array of student houses, dorms and apartments vacated for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the like, these areas become perfect targets for burglars. Lu...

Amherst Police attempting to save students from tickets

By Cameron Ford

November 16, 2010

Filed under Local News

When final exams come around, many students are inclined to pack their books and head for the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, whether on foot or in their cars. However, with little parking in the immediate area, many students who drive are tempted to leave their vehicles ...

UMass student suspected in assault case

By Cameron Ford

November 9, 2010

Filed under Archives, Crime

Early Monday afternoon, officers from the Amherst Police Department (APD) arrested a University of Massachusetts student suspected of being involved in an assault in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 31. According to the police report, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, several APD offic...

District 7 race pits incumbent Markey against newcomer Dembrowski

By Cameron Ford

November 1, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

With election day 2010 finally upon us, politicians in every district across the country are heating up their campaigns, and Massachusetts’ District 7 is no exception. The District 7 seat in the House of Representatives is...

UMass professor scouts out cave for underground lab

By Cameron Ford

September 14, 2010

Filed under Environment

An assistant professor in the geosciences department at the University of Massachusetts went on an excursion to S.D. this summer to examine a defunct gold mine for its research potential. Professor David Boutt traveled to the now-abandoned...

Chancellor restructures administration, with increased focus on external relations and IT

By Cameron Ford

September 9, 2010

Filed under Campus News

In the wake of the departure of former Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Milligan, the University of Massachusetts is restructuring its administration to focus more on external relations and information technology. According to Chancellor Robert Holub, Milligan had bee...

University presses performing strong

By Cameron Ford

September 7, 2010

Filed under Business

The American Association of Publishers (AAP) recently reported exceptionally strong June 2010 book sales for university presses. The study, compiled by AAP Vice President Tina Jordan, shows that hardcover book sales increased 7.7 percen...

Twenty nine UMass grads to Teach for America

By Cameron Ford

September 6, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

Recently, the non-profit organization Teach for America declared the Unviersity of Massachusetts a top resource for applicants for its controversial program. From last year’s graduating class, Teach for America selected 2...

W.E.B. DuBois library’s archives go digital

By Cameron Ford

September 6, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Many of the University of Massachusetts students’ frequenting the W.E.B. Du Bois Library are unaware of one of the library’s special collections. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is this...

UMass professors recount trials in textbook publishing

By Cameron Ford

April 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Some students complete writings that take a few hours. Others must complete writing assignments that take a few days, while others take a few weeks. But before you throw in a complaint about that English paper you have been...

Students to start Campus Shared Agriculture program for UMass community

By Cameron Ford

March 9, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Students taking a class in the department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences are planning to create a Campus Shared Agriculture (CSA) program at the University of Massachusetts Extension Farm in South Deerfield. Lisa Millette,...