Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Author, professor Kenneth Miller lectures about evolution at UMass

By Michael Roberts

April 4, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

Kenneth Miller, a professor of biology at Brown University and a prominent science author, gave a lecture titled “The Evolution Wars: Why Do They Matter? Why Do They Continue?” to a crowded room in UMass’ Campus Center on...

UMass researchers discover new function in protein for cancer treatment

By Michael Roberts

March 10, 2011

Filed under Science & Technology

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a new function of the protein ADAM 13 that many feel could be promising in preventing and treating cancer and facial defects during embryo development. The study was published i...

Famous local poet celebrates 90th birthday

By Michael Roberts

March 3, 2011

Filed under Local News

Poet Richard Wilbur turned 90-years-old on March 1 and the milestone was honored at a tribute and poetry reading on Wednesday at Converse Hall of Amherst College, Wilbur’s alma mater. Fourteen of Wilbur’s colleagues and Amherst College...

Massachusetts Sales Tax Could Be Cut in Half, Depending on Your Vote

By Michael Roberts

October 28, 2010

Filed under Archives

On Nov. 2 Massachusetts citizens will vote on whether or not to decrease state sales tax from 6.25 to 3 percent. Needless to say, that is a significant decrease and would have significant outcomes. According to the state's...