Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Hawk feasts on area squirrel, crowd gathers

By Chelsea Whitton

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Yesterday afternoon, it was apparent the hawks that inhabit the University of Massachusetts didn’t go home to their nests and have filling Thanksgiving dinners like the rest of us. In the mundane routine of academic lif...

UMass makes the Recreation Center official

By Collegian News Staff

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

On Thursday Dec. 3, University of Massachusetts officials, including Chancellor Robert C. Holub, will hold an official opening ceremony for the University’s new $50 million Recreation Center. The opening ceremony is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Recreation Center ...

UMass alum wins poker jackpot

By Sam Butterfield

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

If you play your cards right, you might get rich. At least it worked out that way for one University of Massachusetts alumni. Brian Barboza, 2001, recently won $100,000 on a Pokerstars.net tournament, “Pokerstars Million Dollar Challenge,” which aired on Fox. Based on his per...

82 UMass buildings added to Mass. historic asset inventory

By Michael Phillis

November 29, 2009

Filed under Campus News, Local News

Eighty-two new University of Massachusetts buildings have been added to Massachusetts’ “Inventory of Archaeological and Historic Assets of the Commonwealth” list – raising the total number of UMass buildings on this list to 105, according to Preserve UMass, a group that advocates for ...

UMass Transit Services hosts second-annual Food Bus Drive

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2009

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The University of Massachusetts Transit Services has announced that it will sponsor its second-annual Food Bus Drive beginning Nov. 30. Collection bins will be placed near the front of all UMass Transit Services buses, and...

UMass offers high school students a chance at polymer research

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2009

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications from high school students interested in gaining first-hand laboratory research experience. The Center will...

Alumni Association considers restructuring dues in hope of raising larger donations

By R.P. Hitt

November 25, 2009

Filed under Campus News

After years of having fundraising lag behind the alumni networks of peer institutions, the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association is now considering different ways to attract members to the Alumni Association. One of the...

Professor Forbes implanted the cancer-fighting protein into mice with breast tumors

By Matthew M. Robare

November 25, 2009

Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineering professor Neil Forbes has successfully implanted the cancer-fighting protein TRAIL into mice with breast tumors and activated it. According to a release, 100 percent of...

Psychological Services Center opens new Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment program

By Alyssa Creamer

November 25, 2009

Filed under Campus News

It is a Thursday night at the University of Massachusetts, also known to most UMass students as the beginning of the weekend. Outside the Amherst bars, an intoxicated student stumbles past a man who struggles with Post Traumatic...

UMass Budget Planning Task Force sets out to advise administration

By Herb Scribner

November 24, 2009

Filed under Campus News

When the University of California’s Board of Regents voted to raise undergraduate fees for its students by 32 percent on Thursday, it was clear that the economic freefall of the past 18 months is beginning to take a major toll...

UMass hopes to bring law school into fold

By Caitlin Soto

November 23, 2009

Filed under Campus News

While Massachusetts has never offered its residents a public law school, things could be changing for those who feel they cannot afford private school prices. Last week, University of Massachusetts officials announced they have...

Panel discusses the impact of 20th Century black poetry

By Angela MacGray

November 22, 2009

Filed under Campus News

A panel discussion of black poetry of the 1960s and 1970s took place Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Lincoln Campus Center, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Afro-American studies department. Panelists for the evening included...