Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Amherst professors pioneering alternative energy research

By Stephen Canning

November 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Imagine being able to power your iPod with your backpack. Well, that is exactly what University of Massachusetts associate professor Dhandapani Venkataraman is trying to do, as he is conducting research on organic solar cells, wh...

Students and faculty fight for cuts in coal use

By Sarah Hardy

November 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Only 16 miles from the University of Massachusetts campus, nestled in the Pioneer Valley, sits one of the state’s biggest contributers to global warming. The Mt. Tom Power Plant in Holyoke emits over a million tons of carbon...

Students deal with debt

By Colin Spence

November 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Like many college students, Jennifer Collotta, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, is worried about her student loan debt upon graduation. Many UMass students, like her, are unsure of how they are going to pay it al...

International students made to pay for UM health coverage

By R.P. Hitt

November 22, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Rahmah Mohamad Pauzi is the only Malaysian undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, and according to the Malaysian Embassy, she might be the last. Pauzi will be made to pay over $2,000 this year for the Student...

UMass Outing Club entering “Made Possible College Challenge”

By Michelle Williams

November 22, 2010

Filed under Campus News

In order to help sophomore Victoria Conrad, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts living with cerebral palsy and others with disabilities who wish to participate in outdoor activities, the UMass Outing Club entered the...

Community Engagement Program encourages dialogue

By Ashley Berger

November 22, 2010

Filed under Campus News

On the evening of Nov. 18, the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts hosted a panel on immigration issues facing the United States today. The panel is the second in a series of discussions called the Civic...

Student Government Association holds last meeting before Thanksgiving

By Ashley Berger

November 18, 2010

Filed under Campus News, SGA

In a Wednesday, Nov. 17 meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) appointed new members, revised a small section of the Constitution, and tabled what could have been an important voting issue. Before the meeting, the representatives from the SGA and various R...

Breaking news: $182 million ‘honors complex’ announced

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Five College News

The University of Massachusetts will build a $182 million "honors complex" for Commonwealth Honors College students, according to a story posted by The Boston Globe. According to The Globe the building will cover almost 500,000 square feet and i...

UMass endowment scores big

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2010

Filed under Campus News

“We’re pretty close to making a complete recovery,” said Robert M. Goodhue, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Massachusetts Foundation. At the end of the 2009 fiscal year, Goodhue said, the UMass f...

Veteran Services ranked 27 in the Nation

By Katie Landeck

November 16, 2010

Filed under Campus News

After serving under Uncle Sam, veterans on a degree-seeking mission may want to march over to the University of Massachusetts. Recently, “Military Times” and “GI Jobs” ranked UMass among the top places for veterans to attend college. “Military Times” ranked UMass No. 27...

SGA discusses student rights campaign, Comm. College

By Sam Hayes

November 16, 2010

Filed under Campus News, SGA

Editor's note: There were many issues discussed at this meeting. But this article incorrectly portrayed a student as being connected to problems with the University judiciary. The section regarding her appointment to an SGA pos...

University of Massachusetts to Participate in AACU’s General Education for a Global Century initiative

By Michelle Altman

November 16, 2010

Filed under Campus News

If general education classes have always seemed to you like a monotonous drag, reprieve from dull requirements may soon be on the way. The University of Massachusetts was among 32 schools chosen recently to participate in the...