Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren clash in debate

By William Perkins

October 11, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

SPRINGFIELD – Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren both believe that too many people remain out of work. And they both think that the cost of higher education is too high. But last ni...

Ted Koppel to speak at UMass commencement ceremony

By William Perkins

May 1, 2012

Filed under Campus News

Ted Koppel’s no novice to giving commencement addresses. In fact, he’s given 25 or so in the past. But when the veteran journalist takes the stage at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium next Friday to speak to the roughly...

McLean hits all the right notes in a low-key set

By William Perkins

April 17, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

The year might have not been quite right. And the crowd might have been a bit on the older side. But when Don McLean belted out “American Pie” at the Calvin Theater in Northampton Saturday – the tune he first released in 1971 that’s since become sacred in American culture – time seemed to ro...

Don McLean keeps the music alive at the Calvin

By William Perkins

April 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

It was 1971. The Beatles had already been broken up for a year. Woodstock was already a thing of the past. And records by Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin and The Rolling Stones were among those topping charts. But it was a s...

Longtime journalism professor Howard Ziff dies at 81

By William Perkins

April 11, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Howard Ziff, the founder of the University of Massachusetts’ journalism program whose lessons in reporting, writing, literature and philosophy touched the lives of legions of his pupils, died early yesterday at the Fisher Ho...

Faculty Senate discusses football’s move to MAC, passes motion

By William Perkins

December 2, 2011

Filed under News

Some said it’s a move that will deplete more funds from the University’s already thin budget. Others said it’s a measure that helps to increase the school’s stature. And several questioned the process by which the decis...

Front & Back: Episode VII

By William Perkins

November 15, 2011

Filed under FrontAndBack, News Multimedia, News Podcasts, Sports Multimedia, Sports Podcasts, Web-Exclusive

They're a day late, but they're back with a new Front & Back podcast. Not only did News Editor William Perkins and Sports Editor Herb Scribner get their ears lowered, but they brought an array of guest hosts with them Time...

Finalists for chancellor post expected to be determined in next few months

By William Perkins

November 7, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

The search to find the next chancellor of the University of Massachusetts has begun in earnest, but it will take a few months until a core pool of applicants for the post will be fully developed. That’s what Lucy Leske, a...

Caret underscores importance of higher education in address to Faculty Senate

By William Perkins

November 3, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Robert Caret, the president of the University of Massachusetts, yesterday underscored the importance of higher education in the state and highlighted a six-point plan he’s unveiled in an effort to move the University syste...

UMass reopens for Tuesday

By William Perkins

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts will be open and hold classes as normally scheduled today, but school officials are urging those traveling to campus to take caution when heading out, a University spokesman said yesterday. “Thi...

University cancels classes

By William Perkins

October 30, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts has cancelled all classes Monday because of the rare October snowstorm that struck the region over the weekend. “We don’t want people coming in by requirement when there are power lines down,”...

U.S. Rep. Olver announces his retirement

By William Perkins

October 27, 2011

Filed under News

U.S. Rep. John Olver, an Amherst resident and former University of Massachusetts professor who’s served in Congress for the past 20 years, announced yesterday that he would retire from his post at the end of his term in...