Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Bookswap program takes off

By Dmitriy Shapiro

April 18, 2011

Filed under Campus News

After a year of development, students at the University of Massachusetts now have a new, more affordable source to buy their textbooks. Developed and designed by UMass students in a coordinated effort by the UMass Student Government Association and the Associat...

Alan Gross imprisonment reveals Obama’s foreign policy ineptitude

By Dmitriy Shapiro

April 5, 2011

Filed under Columns

Distracted as we are by the unprecedented domino-like toppling of a multitude of the Middle East’s oppressive regimes and dictatorships – and President Barack Obama’s waffling on issues arising from our George W. Bush era...

Cheap power not worth human welfare

By Dmitriy Shapiro

March 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

The biblical tale of the Tower of Babel, whether one is a believer or not, firmly warns against human hubris in competition against God or nature. There is nothing we can build that will last forever and not deteriorate, and our knowledge in any m...

Louis’ arrest should close the door in the Roh-Louis ticket

By Dmitriy Shapiro

March 10, 2011

Filed under Columns

Columnists’ views regarding the upcoming election are entirely their own, and do not reflect the opinion of the Daily Collegian Editorial Board. If SGA President and Trustee candidates Yevin Roh and Widlynn Louis’ campaign flyer...

Charlie Baker butchers bureaucracy

By Dmitriy Shapiro

October 22, 2010

Filed under Columns

Year after year, our university faces enormous budget problems. The buildings have unrepaired leaks and our programs are vastly underfunded. To many, it may seem like the politicians in Boston have forgotten us. In a state...

Extremist CPAC endangers Republican future

By Dmitriy Shapiro

February 28, 2010

Filed under Columns

This past weekend, I embarked on a road trip to our nation’s capital to attend the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC. CPAC may be the largest meeting of conservative pundits, journalists,...

To be “Frank,” being left handed does not make you a persecuted minority

By Dmitriy Shapiro

February 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

I have to admit that I can finally pity myself for being classified as a discriminated minority. In full disclosure, I am left handed, Jewish and a Republican on the University of Massachusetts campus, though I’m not homosexual...

This truck will be parked here for a while

By Dmitriy Shapiro

February 1, 2010

Filed under Columns

We may never see an election more important than the special one to replace the late Ted Kennedy; it has captured the attention of every political scientist, pundit and blow hard in the country for almost a month. Even the most...

This truck will be parked here for a while

By Dmitriy Shapiro

January 21, 2010

Filed under Columns

We may never see an election more important than the special one to replace the late Ted Kennedy; it has captured the attention of every political scientist, pundit and blow hard in the country for almost a month. Even the most...

For UMass politicos, no help from

By Dimitry Shapiro and Dmitriy Shapiro

February 4, 2009

Filed under Columns

It is the natural state of college campuses in a free society to be open to political dissent and demonstration. Our education is enriched by varying views from many spectra. At UMass, we have some of the most politically active gro...