Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass prepares for World Series gatherings with structured celebrations

By Patrick Hoff

October 30, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

In an attempt to prevent a repeat of disorderly gatherings in Southwest Residential Area that have occurred in past years, the University of Massachusetts is hosting a World Series celebration in the Southwest concourse over the...

SGA discusses fossil fuel divestment

By Katrina Borofski

October 29, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

This week’s Student Government Association meeting proceeded as usual, with some of the most pressing issues discussed including fossil fuel divestment as well as a number of other significant topics. The Bottle Bill Campaign at the University of Massachusetts has made significant progre...

Sexual assault advocates unite in effort to empower rape victims

By Eric Bosco

October 29, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Angie Epifano’s 2012 article, “An Account of Sexual Assault at Amherst College,” read by over 1 million people, has sparked a wave of sexual assault awareness, leading Epifano on a nationwide tour to share her experience. She made a stop at the University of Massachuset...

Longmeadow man charged with aggravated rape

By Collegian News Staff

October 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Crime, Local News, News

A Longmeadow man faces charges of aggravated rape after an alleged attack outside of the University of Massachusetts Campus Center in early September. According to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Patrick Durocher...

Remembering late UMass student Eric Sinacori

By Mary Reines

October 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Eric Sinacori was passionate about electronic dance music, particularly ‘glitch hop,’ a form of electronic hip-hop. “He’d be mad if I didn’t specify,” said his girlfriend, Brianne Oliveira, a senior at the ...

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy signs the Real Food Challenge as part of Campus Sustainability Day

By Aviva Luttrell

October 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

University of Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy signed the “Real Food Challenge” at a public event on Wednesday evening, committing the campus to serve 20 percent local, sustainable or fair-trade food by 2020. UMas...

Blue Wall to undergo renovations

By Shelby Ashline

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Students who frequent the Blue Wall for meals will soon be forced to find alternatives as the University of Massachusetts plans to undergo renovations of the dining area after the end of this semester. The transformation,...

College of Nursing receives $50,000 grant

By Marie MacCune

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News

The University of Massachusetts’ College of Nursing was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The grant will be divided into five awards of $10,000 that w...

UMass Dean of Education becomes APA fellow

By Eleanor Harte

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News

Christine B. McCormick, Dean of the University of Massachusetts College of Education, was recently elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for her contributions to the field of psychology. “I think it’s ...

Transgender actress speaks at UMass

By Rose Gottlieb

October 23, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Actress Laverne Cox of the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” spoke to a full house at the University of Massachusetts on Monday about her experiences as a transgender woman and how everyone can promote inclusiveness...

Fox 25 Boston to bring live morning news show to UMass on Thursday

By Stephen Hewitt

October 23, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Fox 25 Boston will be broadcasting its morning news show live at the University of Massachusetts this Thursday, the fourth stop of the television network’s six-part “FOX25 College Tour” that is highlighting select New England...

Students talk midterms as fall term reaches mid-semester mark

By Haley Schilling

October 23, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The mid-semester mark passed on Sunday at the University of Massachusetts as both midterms and fall activities continue in full swing. While some students are feeling the spirit of fall, others are just too busy studying f...