Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Blue Wall to serve up Thanksgiving dinner

By Kate Leddy

November 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Students at the University of Massachusetts who are unable to return home for Thanksgiving break won’t have to sacrifice that warm turkey dinner. Though dining halls will be closed on Nov. 28, Blue Wall Café will be serving...

SGA discusses upcoming Lobby Day, Blue Wall renovations

By Katrina Borofski

November 18, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

Student Government Association senators on Monday discussed the upcoming Lobby Day as well as renovations taking place at Blue Wall next semester. President Zachary Broughton introduced the meeting with a debriefing that took place between the University of Massachusetts Pol...

Rookies find a home in the UMass Marching Band

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 18, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

This article is part six in a series as the UMass Marching Band prepares for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For some students, the hardest part of freshman year is leaving their families behind and searching for new fri...

Students push for voting power on Lobby Day

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 18, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

Since William Bulger was president of the school, University of Massachusetts students have fought for the right to vote on what happens at UMass. “Some people think students don’t have the capacity to understand what is go...

‘Sockvember’ underway for Amherst homeless

By Chance Viles

November 17, 2013

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

The Student Leadership Center at the University of Massachusetts is striving to make a big difference for the homeless in the smallest of ways. The Student Leadership Center is organizing “Socktober” and “Sockvemb...

Drum majors lead band to Macy’s

By Eleanor Harte

November 17, 2013

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

This article is part five in a series as the UMass Marching Band prepares for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rachel Rivard had 100 friends on campus before she even walked into a classroom. The week before her...

UMass seeks to boost reputation with marketing agencies

By Marie MacCune

November 17, 2013

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

The University of Massachusetts has hired four marketing agencies in order to boost its reputation in the commonwealth and across the country. “We have embarked on a broad campaign to promote the university,” said ...

New art exhibits define American culture

By Eleanor Harte

November 17, 2013

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

Two exhibits defining what it means to be an American in the 20th and 21st centuries have opened in the Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts. “American Pie” is an exhibition of works by British documentary pho...

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

By Nikoleta Nikova

November 14, 2013

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

In an attempt to decrease the cost of enrollment at the University of Massachusetts, several organizations at UMass are hosting a teach-in today featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students. “We don’t feel that th...

Band managers take on challenge of coordinating Macy’s Day Parade performance

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News, Profiles

This article is part four in a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. During this time of year, the biggest concern for most students is getting thr...

UMass honors dorms aren’t without problems

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

This article is part one in a series addressing student reactions to the Commonwealth Honors Complex. The recently constructed $192 million Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) at the University of ...

UMass astronomer identifies earliest galaxy ever detected

By Cecilia Prado

November 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

University of Massachusetts astronomer Mauro Giavalisco, along with scientists from several other institutions around the globe, has successfully identified the most distant, and therefore earliest, galaxy ever studied, according...