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UPDATED | UMass junior Rebecca L. Walsh studying in Chile is safe after massive quake

By Matt Rocheleau

February 27, 2010

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

Map locating epicenter of 8.8 magnitude earthquake in central Chile. (MCT) A University of Massachusetts junior studying abroad in Chile said she is safe after the South American nation was rocked by one of the strongest earthquakes ev...

Boston Globe: Confessed rapist remains enrolled at UMass due to administrative error

By Collegian News Staff

February 25, 2010

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

According to a story in today's Boston Globe by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) at Boston University, "officials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this week acknowledged that they allowed a student who...

Collision sends car over embankment into campus field

By Matt Rocheleau

February 23, 2010

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

A two-car accident sent one vehicle over a steep embankment and into the athletic fields along Commonwealth Avenue across from the campus Recreation Center earlier this evening. There were no injuries according to the dri...

Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four

By Matt Rocheleau

February 13, 2010

Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News, Local News, Web-Exclusive

View Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four - DailyCollegian.com in a larger map A serious head-on collision on Route 9 in Hadley earlier this week separated the engine from one of the vehicles involved and hospitalized four people, including three who are believed to be University of...

UMPD releases photo of stolen laptop suspect

By S.P. Sullivan

January 29, 2010

Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News

The University of Massachusetts Police Department this morning released a photograph of a suspect thought to have stolen a laptop from Webster Residence Hall earlier this week. From the crime alert: A neighbor saw a man ...

Heavy rain causes flooding on campus

By Matt Rocheleau

January 26, 2010

Filed under Breaking News, Web-Exclusive

View Rain in a larger map Heavy rain and warm temperatures causing rapid snowmelt made for sloppy conditions across campus Monday. Flash flooding in parking lots surrounding the Robsham Visitors Center formed a small lake by mid-afternoon, flooding nearl...

AP calls election for Brown

By S.P. Sullivan

January 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News

The Associated Press is reporting Republican Sen. Scott Brown has claimed a shocking come-from-behind win in the Massachusetts special election over Democratic candidate Martha Coakley, who most had believed until recently was...

Drug Policy Initiatives: Amethyst vs. Emerald

April 20, 2009

Filed under Breaking News

By: Tim Wallace   Binge drinking has been viewed by college campus leaders as one of the biggest health and safety risks for college students of our generation, according to a recent Inside Higher Ed article. As a result, administrators are focusing on ways in which alcohol policies...

“The Sicily Class”

April 13, 2009

Filed under Breaking News

Blog entry and photos by: Katherine Neubert Journalism 391R: Travel Writing and Photojournalism (aka "the Sicily class") is by far, hands down, no doubt about it the best class I've ever taken at UMass. For starters, it gets you out of ...

Haymarket Cafe: A little more than your average “coffee shop”

February 26, 2009

Filed under Breaking News

By: Katherine Neubert I was standing on Main Street in Northampton, around the corner from Smith College, where my father taught film once upon a time, my cousin became an alumnus in 2003 and where, last weekend, I saw “Thin &...

UMass offers yoga!

February 22, 2009

Filed under Breaking News

By: Alyssa Creamer Many full-time college students with hectic lives, between planning enough time to balance 10 hours of a crappy part-time job, six classes of varying degrees of difficulty, and making time to socialize, bar...

UMass speaks out on possible border tolls

January 29, 2009

Filed under Breaking News

By: Alyssa Creamer Collegian Staff According to The Boston Globe, Governor Deval Patrick has proposed a plan to the federal government to place toll booths at the Massachusetts state borders. Although no official documents requesting this plan have yet been received by the Federal Highway Administration in...