Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Five UMass alums awarded Fulbright Scholarships

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 14, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Five former University of Massachusetts students, among them four 2010 graduates, were awarded Fulbright Scholarships for international studies, according to a Wednesday release from the University’s News and Media Relations office. The students are among som...

SGA honors Parks’ legacy

By Sam Hayes

October 14, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Late University of Massachusetts marching band director George Parks’ “great and innumerable accomplishments” were formally recognized by the Student Government Association in a unanimously passed motion at Wednesda...

Lack of parental support financially hinders students

By Tim Jones

October 13, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Kari Ross, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, will not graduate with her friends. She will never watch a basketball game at the Mullins Center. And she will never experience spring in New England. That’s because...

Student coalition registers over 1,500 voters

By Ashley Berger

October 13, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Wednesday, Oct. 13 marked the conclusion of the student voting registration. A student coalition consisting of the Student Government Association, MassPIRG, the Center for Educational Policy Advocacy, and the University of Massachusetts...

Obama highlights tax credit to help college students

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News

President Barack Obama is trying to move forward on his agenda to make college more affordable for American students. According to a press release from the White House, Obama will hold a meeting today with college students and...

New SGA meets for first time, outlines agenda

By Sam Butterfield

October 11, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The newly-elected Student Government Association (SGA) met for the first time last Wednesday. After what SGA Secretary of Outreach Andrew Prowten called a “successful election” in a Friday release, the 40-member senate...

Grad student’s new exhibit examines history of sci-fi from early Atomic Age roots

By William Perkins

October 7, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Morgan Hubbard has been a science fiction fan for quite sometime. “I’ve always loved science fiction,” said Hubbard, a second-year graduate student of history at the University of Massachusetts. In an effort to combine h...

Lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richard Tisei visits UMass

By R.P. Hitt

October 5, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Candidate for lieutenant governor Richard Tisei visited the University of Massachusetts Tuesday Oct. 5 in the Cape Cod Lounge, where he outlined his plans to boost the Mass. economy and maintain high standards for education in the state. Tisei is a veteran of t...

‘Cocoon’ Screenwriter and UMass Alum Tom Benedek speaks

By Kate Evans

October 5, 2010

Filed under Campus News

A University of Massachusetts graduate and longtime professional screenwriter Tom Benedek visited the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday to discuss screenwriting and his life “From One Golden Age to Another.” Benedek...

Tom Benedek to discuss work as part of BDIC anniversary celebration

By Collegian News Staff

October 4, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Tom Benedek, the first graduate of the University of Massachusetts’ Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) program, will speak Tuesday afternoon in the Student Union Ballroom on what he sees as a shift from...

UMass ranked among safest schools for gay students

By Collegian News Staff

October 4, 2010

Filed under Campus News

In the wake of the highly publicized Tyler Clementi suicide at Rutgers University in New Jersey and a spate of other attention being paid to bullying in schools, the University of Massachusetts has been ranked among the most tolerant...

Amherst Police Department charge 92 with crimes over weekend

By Collegian News Staff

October 4, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Crime

The Amherst Police Department had another action packed weekend in the Happy Valley spanning the days of Oct. 1-3. According to a Monday release from Lieutenant Ronald Young, the APD responded to 260 calls for service over the ...