Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Facebook privacy disclaimer does not protect anything

By Sam Hayes

November 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Facebook frequently updates its site with new formats, layouts and applications, often triggering negative backlash from users. But over the last few day, it’s the users who have been updating their statuses to inform the ow...

Mount Holyoke coach squashed

By Sam Hayes

November 27, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Mount Holyoke College’s head squash coach was fired by the college yesterday after pleading no contest to a reckless endangerment charge earlier in the day in a Connecticut court, according to a Mt. Holyoke press release. Head Sq...

Blue Wall to have Thanksgiving buffet for students who stay on campus

By Sam Hayes

November 20, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The Vietnamese Pho Noodle Bowls, Banh Mi and Thai Curries will be put away at the University of Massachusetts’ Blue Wall Café on Thursday, as the Ginger Star Asian Grill’s counter space will transform into a Thanksgiving buffet for s...

Town of Amherst receives a $300,000 grant

By Sam Hayes

November 19, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

The Town of Amherst received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women last week to expand services to aid survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the community. The Amhers...

Massachusetts votes down “death with dignity” initiative

By Sam Hayes

November 7, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Ballot question 2 – which would have allowed for patients with less than six months to live to request end of life medication from their doctor – failed by a 2 percent margin. The “Death with Dignity” initiative was...

“Right to Repair” and medical marijuana laws pass

By Sam Hayes

November 7, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Two of the three Massachusetts ballot questions – the “Right to Repair” and medical marijuana ballot initiatives – passed last night and will become law. The physician-assisted suicide ballot question was too clo...

Major ballot questions you will see on November 6

By Sam Hayes

November 6, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Massachusetts citizens have the ability today to vote on three state-wide ballot questions that will shape the way the state deals with marijuana, end-of-life care and availability of automobile records. The first question is the “Right to Repair” focuses on the availability of diag...

UMass’ nine-day-long Homecoming kicks off today

By Sam Hayes

October 19, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

While other schools across the country celebrate their homecoming for two days this weekend, the University of Massachusetts will be kicking off a nine-day-long Homecoming week today that will stretch across two weekends and have more than ...

EEE ban lifted on campus and in surrounding areas

By Sam Hayes

October 15, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts lifted its ban on nighttime outdoor activities Monday, according to an email released to the campus community. The email followed the fall semester’s coldest weekend so far. The weather late Friday night and early Saturday morning met t...

Graduate school enrollment down, applications up

By Sam Hayes

October 8, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Enrollment for first-time graduate school applicants dropped for the second straight year, despite the amount of applications increasing 4.3 percent, according to a Council of Graduate Schools report released in September. The report, compiled with surveys received from 6...

UMass Eco-Rep program recycles for the “Trash Sort 2012”

By Sam Hayes

October 2, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Students dressed head-to-toe in white DuPont haz-mat suits on the library lawn yesterday morning were not cleaning up a toxic waste spill or dealing with aliens or plutonium; they were recycling trash. They were members of the University of Massachusetts Eco-Rep program, rec...

Students weigh in on value of massive open online classes

By Sam Hayes

September 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world have begun to take college classes from some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States for free. These students are taking massive open online classes (MOO...