Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Google: UMass discontinuing Google Apps service potentially unprecedented

By Matt Rocheleau

May 11, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Science & Technology

It's not often to hear Google has failed at anything, but according to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Google Apps service offered at the beginning of the school year has failed to catch on with students. University...

Rape crisis center petitions for involvement in conduct code review

By Matt Rocheleau

April 30, 2010

Filed under Campus News

A campus rape crisis center is petitioning that a member of their staff be added to a special commission which will review the student conduct code and present recommended changes to the code by mid-November. The 17-member...

UPDATED: 12 hospitalized, including ‘large number’ of UMass students, for severe intoxication at campus party, area hospital forced to close ER

By Matt Rocheleau

April 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Local News

A dozen people, including a high number of UMass students, were hospitalized and treated for severe intoxication after becoming ill during an on-campus dance party Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to campus offici...

Student conduct code review to consider minimum penalties for serious offenses, victim appeal process

By Matt Rocheleau

April 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

A special commission, created in response to the University’s admission that it improperly sanctioned a student who allegedly confessed to an on-campus rape, will consider establishing minimum sanctions for serious off...

Amherst man pleads innocent to running over, pointing gun at another man in fight over woman

By Matt Rocheleau

April 16, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Crime, Local News

An Amherst man pleaded not guilty today to multiple charges stemming from an incident yesterday in which police said he intentionally drove a car into another man before pulling out a gun and chasing the man into the woods where he punched and kicked him in a dispute over a young wo...

Apple’s iPad arrives at UMass, UStore offers demo

By Matt Rocheleau

April 7, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Apple’s newest toy, the iPad, launched Saturday nationwide and debuted on campus Monday after the University Store reopened from Easter weekend. According to UStore computer sales associate Greg Manley, a sophomore chemical e...

Loved ones mourn sophomore found dead in dorm

By Matt Rocheleau

April 6, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News

Nora Ruchman’s friends and family mourned her death yesterday, remembering the 19-year-old sophomore’s compassionate demeanor, sense of humor, and her contagious smile. “She was a really nice and bubbly girl,” said her roommate Alana Hallisey, a sophomore English major. ...

UPDATED | Driver found not responsible for hitting UMass alum in crosswalk

By Matt Rocheleau

April 2, 2010

Filed under Local News

[Four portions of this story were updated between 12 and 3 p.m. on Friday, April 2. The updated sections are marked with asterisks (*).] Local police will not file charges against the driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously...

Interim vice chancellor takes over post permanently

By Matt Rocheleau

March 29, 2010

Filed under Campus News

After serving for nine months on an interim basis, Jean Kim was appointed the first permanent vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life in over two years, according to an announcement made yesterday by the University...

UMass spends record $489 million on research in 2009

By Matt Rocheleau

March 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

After a record $54 million rise from 2008, research spending hit an all-time high of $489.1 million at the University of Massachusetts last year, according to an announcement from UMass yesterday. Of the nearly $500 mi...

District Attorney’s office discusses UMass rape situation

By Matt Rocheleau

March 7, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

The county’s district attorney’s office did not comment on a sexual assault case recently mishandled by campus administrators, but an official there said Friday that most instances of sexual assault require the victim’s...

UM: No ‘magic bullet’ to regain trust after rape case mishandling (Video)

By Matt Rocheleau

March 5, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Videos, Web-Exclusive

[*An update was posted to the end of this story Friday after the district attorney's office was contacted.] There is no “magic bullet” to earn back the trust lost from the administration’s “unacceptable” mishandl...