Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Video: Chancellor Robert Holub addresses campus during Faculty Convocation

By Adrian Atwood

October 3, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Videos

Chancellor Robert Holub addressed the University of Massachusetts Amherst community on the state of the school, last Friday during the sixth annual Faculty Convocation. Holub talked about a variety of issues including dealing...

UMass names new director for campus planning

By Nancy Pierce

October 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Dennis Swinford, previously the principal project planner for Harvard University Allston Development Group, was recently named director for campus planning at the University of Massachusetts. Swinford began work Sept. 20 a...

Student Government Association election results

By Sam Butterfield

October 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

After three days of voting last week, results for the University of Massachusetts’ Student Government Association (SGA) elections were announced Sunday. All three ballot referenda passed handily, with students throwing their supp...

UMass relies on alumni donations

By Dan Peltier

October 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

The economic recession has caused institutions of higher learning across the country to lose donations and gifts over the past two years, and the University of Massachusetts is no exception. Though giving was back up in fiscal 2010...

Cross-state march for higher ed to stop at UMass

By Sam Butterfield

September 30, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Students, faculty, staff and other parties supporting public higher education will leave from Berkshire Community College Saturday on a six-day, 100 mile march across the state to advocate for greater funding levels for public...

SGA elections completely online for first time

By Collegian News Staff

September 29, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The elections for Student Government Association wrap up Thursday. In addition to House Council and Senatorial races, students have the opportunity to vote on four referenda questions. The first question seeks to amend a contradi...

UMass cuts its usage plastic bottles and aluminum cans

By Michelle Altman

September 29, 2010

Filed under Campus News

This year the University of Massachusetts has made extensive efforts to cut the consumption of plastic water bottles and cans. “We were averaging about 4,000 users per day at the Grab & Go, all using plastic bottles or aluminum cans, that’s about 120,0...

SGA elections continue into Thursday

By Sam Butterfield

September 28, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts’ Student Government Association (SGA) elections commenced Tuesday, with students voting online and at the polls in the Campus Center. Elections will run through Thursday, with results announced next Monday. Today, the Collegian profile...

UMass receives award for proposed plan

By Alyssa Creamer

September 28, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) received a $40,000 award from the UMass President’s Creative Economy Initiative for its proposed plan to aid in alleviating Springfield’s current economic situation. CPPA was awarded the funds to dev...

UMass students develop campus guide application

By Tim Jones

September 28, 2010

Filed under Campus News

There used to be a time where people would actually resort to atlases, compasses and even the stars to direct themselves to their lost and confused souls to their destinations.                Students at the Univ...

UMass goes to the polls for SGA elections 2010

By Sam Butterfield

September 27, 2010

Filed under Campus News

ALSO SEE: Elections completely online for first time Put on your campaign pins, break out your red, white and blue signs and start canvassing: Student Government Association (SGA) elections at the University of Massachuse...

Chemistry professor Sankaran Thayumanavan named campus’ first Spotlight Scholar

By Sam Butterfield

September 27, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Chemistry Professor Sankaran Thayumanavan has been named the University of Massachusetts’ first Spotlight Scholar for his and his team of researchers’ innovations in polymer structure and green energy development. The...