Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Polls open for primaries to special election

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 29, 2013

Filed under Local News, News, Politics

Candidates will vie to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant U.S. Senate seat in a special statewide primary on Tuesday.            The primary is the precursor to what will be the second special election to fil...

Minutewomen complete season sweep of Eagles in Boston

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 10, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team completed a season sweep over Boston College with a 7-4 win in Chestnut Hill on Tuesday. The win was the eighth victory of the last nine games for the Minutewomen (10-17), who began the season winn...

Amherst town elections open today

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 8, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News, Politics, SGA

The Town of Amherst polls will open today for the annual town elections, in which at least 15 University of Massachusetts students will be vying for election for a Town Meeting seat. The Town Meeting is projected to be made u...

UMass center fielder Cyndil Matthew selected 10th in Fastpitch Draft

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 3, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Cyndil Matthew, standout center fielder for Massachusetts softball team, was selected 10th overall in the National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Monday. Matthew, a Westfield, N.J. native, will join the NY/NJ Comets after the conclusion of her s...

Brian Burke named McCormack Executive-in-Residence

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 1, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Former Stanley Cup winning general manager Brian Burke was named the next Executive-in-Residence by the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management last...

Minutewomen snap 11-game skid against Dayton

By Jeffrey Okerman

March 25, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Sunday was a day of firsts for the Massachusetts softball team. After dropping their Atlantic 10 opener against Dayton (8-13, 2-1 A-10) on Saturday, the Minutewomen (3-16, 1-1 A-10) bounced back with a 14-12 win on Sunda...

Study shows women’s iron intake could lower PMS risk

By Jeffrey Okerman

March 12, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

A new study released this week by the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University found that women who maintain a diet rich in iron are 30 to 40 percent less likely to develop premenstrual syndrome, according to a Uni...

UMass scientists awarded $1M Keck Foundation grant

By Jeffrey Okerman

March 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Courtesy of UMass.eduA group of University of Massachusetts physicists were recently awarded a three-year $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to carry out research on ultra-thin films, according to a University press release. ...

Minutewomen finish season with loss on Senior Day

By Jeffrey Okerman

March 4, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Senior Day at the Mullins Center was celebrated by the bookend classes of the  Massachusetts women’s basketball team. On an afternoon when Dee Montgomery and Jasmine Watson were honored for their four years of service to the team, ...

Minutewomen look to finally end skid in last road contest

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 27, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

With the season winding to an end for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team, which can’t make the playoffs, the primary goal is to put an end to the 11-game skid that has plagued it throughout the team’s Atlantic 10...

UMass women’s basketball shows life in blowout loss

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 21, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Following the Massachusetts women’s basketball team’s 45-42 defeat to Rhode Island just a day prior, Jasmine Harris had one thing to say about fatigue: “If you ask us tomorrow after our game, we’ll definitely be more fatigued,...

Minutewomen tumble to ninth straight defeat

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 20, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

KINGSTON, R.I. – Jasmine Harris could not buy a bucket in the first half of Tuesday’s game against Rhode Island, but in the second half, for 19 minutes, 50 seconds, she didn’t need to. However, in those last 10 seconds,...