Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Letters to the Editor: November 18

November 18, 2009

Dear Editor, Every day I eat at least one meal in the campus center. If I purchase a meal, drink, maybe a piece of fruit or bag of chips, there is no way to do this without a tray. So, I put things down because I can’t hold...

Mishandling of Lavesseur

November 17, 2009

It has been nearly a week since a panel discussion entitled “The Great Western Massachusetts Sedition Trial: 20 Years Later,” drew criticism for its invitation of convicted bomber Raymond Luc Levasseur. The University of Massachusetts...

Learn the lessons, Republicans

November 15, 2009

The results of the off-year elections could only be described in the most charitable sense as a bloodbath. Republicans had the trifecta in Virginia, claiming the position of governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general,...

Levasseur should speak

November 11, 2009

This week’s back and forth over the scheduling of a lecture by Raymond Luc Levasseur, former leader of the United Freedom Front (UFF) and convicted bomber, sets a troubling precedent for the University of Massachusetts and how...

Letters to the Editor: November 11

November 11, 2009

(1) Dear Editor, Chancellor Holub and the University of Massachusetts general population, I am a recent graduate from UMass Amherst (class of 2007). Many of my family members have gone to UMass. My father went to UMass,...

Letters to the editor: November 5, 2009

November 4, 2009

Dear Editor, RE: “Not in my backyard;” Alex Perry, November 1 I would like to start by thanking the powers that be for distributing The Collegian to North Apartments again. I awoke on Monday morning to a text from m...

Amid financial woes, UMass must retain faculty

November 3, 2009

As Massachusetts sits mired in a $600 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2009, Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans over past weeks for dramatic cuts effecting state employees, with as many as 2,000 state jobs possibly on the...

Letters to the editor: October 29, 2009

October 28, 2009

(1) Dear Editor: Having read the recent column, “Debunking a convenient myth,” I decided to take the author at his word and do a little debunking of my own. A quick glance at Wikipedia, which provides multiple pages detailing...

Amherst has no room on its plate for Guantanamo inmates

October 27, 2009

Much has been said in the media and in private discussions since the Amherst Select Board voted 2-1 last Monday to recommend a plan to move two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Amherst pending their potential release from the controversial...

Letters to the editor: October 22, 2009

October 21, 2009

Zombies not looking to impress anyone RE: “Chill out, HvZ players;” Dan Rahrig, October 20 Dear Editor, In response to Dan Rahrig’s piece about Humans vs. Zombies players looking childish, I must say that I am n...

Covering crime on campus

October 20, 2009

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian staff gets no joy from publicizing the mistakes of their fellow students. We’re college students too, and some of us have done some dumb things during the weekend. So we don’t enjoy publishing...

Letters to the editor: October 15, 2009

October 14, 2009

RE: “The UMass administration is not your mother;” Brian Benson, October 8  Dear Editor, In reference to Brian Benson's editorial last Friday, there are a number of very important corrections to make: 1. The Student...