Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Chapel to be renovated

By Kari Peer

October 20, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

In order to attract visitors, $30 million is being raised to reopen the University of Massachusetts Old Chapel and encourage students and faculty to learn about its colorful history. Despite the many theories regarding the funct...

UMass holds Iron Chef competition

By Kate Leddy

October 20, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts Campus Center auditorium was filled with alumni, students and faculty on Saturday afternoon, all of whom were eager to watch the second annual Iron Chef Competition. The event, which is modele...

Students to run ‘nearly naked’ for charity

By Jaclyn Bryson

October 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, Local News, News

With the threat of winter weather quickly approaching, students will have one last opportunity to wear their shorts and T-shirts with pride during the upcoming, annual Nearly Naked Mile run. According to the University of Mas...

UMass geologist, Amherst attorney talk fracking in Sunderland

By David Barnstone

October 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Environment, Local News, News, Science & Technology

Sixty-eight percent of the electricity generated in Massachusetts in 2011 came from natural gas, yet none of that gas was produced here. The natural gas used to keep the lights on and power mobile devices is piped in from ot...

First woman to run in Boston Marathon to speak at Mount Holyoke College

By Maclane Walsh

October 17, 2013

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

Any long distance runner knows there will be physical challenges that they will face while running. But Kathrine Switzer had to overcome gender discrimination, too. She was the first woman ever to run in the Boston Marath...

Costumed student arrested at gunpoint outside library

By Collegian News Staff

October 15, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

A University of Massachusetts student was arrested at gunpoint outside the W.E.B. Du Bois library Oct. 8 after he was observed running around campus dressed in costume and making obscene gestures at bystanders and buildings,...

SGA discusses cuts to veteran benefits at weekly meeting

By Katrina Borofski

October 15, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The Student Government Association discussed the repercussions of the government shutdown as well as updates on many other events taking place on the University of Massachusetts campus at their weekly meeting on Tuesday evening. One ...

UHS begins offering same-day appointments

By Haley Schilling

October 15, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

On Tuesday, University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts began offering patients same-day appointments as part of a plan to reduce wait times at its walk-in clinic. Patients can now call or visit UHS to schedul...

Protect Our Breasts campaigns for prevention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Eleanor Harte

October 15, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Protect Our Breasts, a communications and awareness initiative based at the University of Massachusetts, launched its “Don’t Pink About It, Think About It” campaign last week. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the group is using this month to further spread its messag...

Elaine Sortino inducted into UMass Athletic Hall of Fame

By Stephen Hewitt

October 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

During their weekly staff meetings behind closed doors in University of Massachusetts conference rooms, Elaine Sortino would typically sit to Athletic Director John McCutcheon's right, silent yet attentive to the topic being discu...

Student majors in EDM DJing

By Kristin LaFratta

October 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, Profiles

Sweat drips from his jet-black hair past his temples as his fingers glide over the controllers to crossfade into the last song of the night. After a night of playing for over 200 people at Diva’s Nightclub, a venue in Northampton, the lights turn on. He wears headphones and a beaming smile as he shout...

Campus construction presents bike commuters with obstacles

By Jason Kotoch

October 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Construction on the University of Massachusetts campus has made traveling to class challenging for bikers and pedestrians alike. One of the areas of construction is near the library. Victoria Johnson, an undergraduate anima...