Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Our University, our endowment Part II: The UMass Foundation

By Sam Butterfield

February 26, 2010

Filed under Campus News

While the endowment assets of the University of Massachusetts slipped by 4.6 percent in Fiscal Year 2009, the University of Massachusetts Foundation in Boston, which manages the five campus system’s finances, seems to have averted...

Confessed rapist remains enrolled after administrative error

By Matt Rocheleau

February 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

A University of Massachusetts student confessed to raping a friend and former student in the fall and was mistakenly given a deferred suspension. University officials allowed him to stay on campus, a move that now has administrators...

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...

Horowitz brings controversial ideas to Student Union

By Michelle Williams

February 25, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Editor's Note: Due to the snow day, this article will appear in the paper edition of Thursday, Feb. 25. As such, the online article has been slightly updated. On Tuesday evening, former New Left radical turned conservativ...

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...

Our University, our endowment

By Sam Butterfield

February 23, 2010

Filed under Campus News

  Editor’s Note: This will be the first installment of a five-part series about the University of Massachusetts’ finances and changes to the University’s endowment and assets since the start of America's recession. In this se...

UMass ranks high in licensing and patent activity

By Tim Jones

February 23, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts was recently ranked 13th for total licensing income among institutions, according to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The data, entitled “Licensing Revenue and Patent Activity,...

Amherst sleeps out to protest climate change

By Lauren Vincent

February 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Environment

Christopher Potter has been living in a tent on the University of Massachusetts campus for 121 days. The sophomore political science major is protesting the use of fossil fuels for electricity by refusing to sleep in the dorms...

Commonwealth College funds undergrad research

By Anna Meiler

February 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Commonwealth Honors College awarded $100,000 to undergraduate students this academic year, funding research and better preparing students for graduate school and the real world. “I think it’s great that Commonwealth Honors...

Online elections bill passes SGA Senate

By Alyssa Creamer

February 18, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

First attempt: Fail. Second attempt: Fail. Third attempt: Fail. What is now the fourth bill in favor of piloting online elections to reach the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association’s Administrative A...

Congressman gets Frank with UMass students on politics

By Michelle Williams

February 16, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Photos courtesy Hollis Smith and Caitlin Coughlan / The Amherst Wire On Feb. 16, the Student Union Ballroom located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts was filled with students, residents and constituents eager to hear from guest speaker Congressman Barney Frank. Three lounge chairs next to the stacks of Frank’s new biography set the stage for the event, with UMass journalism professor Ralph Whitehead interviewin...

Final vice chancellor candidate Charles speaks to campus

By Cameron Ford

February 11, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Dr. Kevin E. Charles, the assistant vice president of student and academic services at the University of New Hampshire, held a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss his plans for the future should he become a vice chancellor at the Univer...