Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Branding campaign hopes to erase “ZooMass” stereotype

By Laura Lovett

February 2, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Attempting to rid itself from the “ZooMass” party reputation, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has started a new branding campaign, which attempts to create an image that students and alumni can be proud of. The...

Commencement Ball

By Collegian News Staff

February 2, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Now, for the first time in years, seniors will have the option to vote for their favorite Commencement Ball theme. The 13th annual Commencement Ball, an annual event for graduating seniors and hosted by the Student Alumni Ass...

Mass. native recounts Haiti aftermath, relief efforts

By Matt Rocheleau

January 31, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

He heard initial reports that around 5,000 were dead in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but within moments of driving into Haiti’s capital the next morning and seeing the aftermath firsthand, Peter Kapiloff knew those estimates wer...

Public Agenda study cites high tuition costs for college drop-out rate

By Anna Meiler

January 31, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

As college tuition prices soar and the economy continues to financially limit families, more college students are forced to work to support themselves. According to a study released by Public Agenda (a nonpartisan, nonprofit group),...

PHENOM rallies support for public higher education

By R.P. Hitt

January 31, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Amidst the current economic crisis, public higher education is feeling the strain and putting more of a load on students. The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts or PHENOM, came to the University of Massachusetts...

New project hopes to turn Southwest from concrete jungle to urban oasis

By Chelsea Whitton

January 29, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

The Southwest residence area of the University of Massachusetts has been called a concrete jungle by students for years, but that wilderness is now planned to turn from barren cityscape to college metropolis, ripe with vegetatio...

Members of Student Government Association plan new course

By Alyssa Creamer

January 28, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Last night, Jan. 27, members of the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution to support a proposed course designed specifically for SGA members. While UMass’ Faculty Senate still needs to approve the course – titled “Legal Iss...

Gov. Patrick releases 2011 budget; UMass spared cuts

By Nick Bush

January 28, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

With the release of Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2011 budget Tuesday, it appears as if the University of Massachusetts has been spared any major cuts to funding – for the time being, at least. In a press release announcing the budget proposal Wednesday, Patrick stated t...

UMass scientist bakes for cyber security discoveries

By Michelle Williams

January 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

Experimenting with flour, salt and yeast, cyber security expert Kevin Fu of the Computer Science Department at University of Massachusetts spends a good deal of time baking up bread. Fu says that spending time in the kitche...

UMass Psychologists host ADHD counseling for families

By Alyssa Creamer

January 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

This February, the University of Massachusetts’ Psychological Services Center is hosting its program directed at aiding parents in caring for hyperactive pre-school children. The program initially began this past fall semester,...

UMass Crime Log: Jan. 21-25

By Michelle Williams

January 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Thursday Jan. 21   Kayleigh E. Ercha of Peabody, Mass. was arrested at 10:27 a.m. as a result of an outstanding warrant. Having received a notification that there was a warrant out for her arrest, Ercha went to the University...

Community Clips

By Collegian News Staff

January 26, 2010

Filed under Campus News

University Without Walls information session The UMass Amherst University Without Walls is a bachelor’s degree completion program in which students design their own degree using background and interests that reflect their creative...