Massachusetts Daily Collegian

PHENOM to hold event describing effects of budget crisis on students

By Christa Romano

November 17, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Students, staff and faculty at the University of Massachusetts will hold a teach-in this Thursday, Nov. 19, to discuss the context of the current budget crisis of public higher education in Massachusetts.   According to a...

New UMass program seeks to aid returning student veterans

By Niina Heikkinen

November 15, 2009

Filed under Campus News

This semester, student veterans at the University of Massachusetts have a new resource on campus to help them navigate their return to college life after military service. In response to the requests of student veterans, a new...

UMass Faculty Senate discusses student financial aid

By Matthew M. Robare

November 15, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts faculty senate held its 689th regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 12 and began with a visit by State Representative Stephen Kulik. Kulik, vice-chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was on...

Levasseur lecture draws protestors to UMass

By R.P. Hitt

November 13, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Camera crews and major news networks were on the scene hours before the scheduled lecture “The Great Western Massachusetts Sedition Trial: 20 years later.” Protesters from various police organizations and civilians gathered...

Amherst-Palmer railroad opportunity on track

By Tim Jones

November 12, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The Town of Palmer is currently making efforts to reinstate passenger rail service through Palmer,as well as to keep Amtrak, a company that services the town of Amherst, active for economic revitalization. The town prepared...

UHS contracts Maxim Health Systems for seasonal flu shot clinic

By Kirsten Swenson

November 12, 2009

Filed under Campus News

On Monday, Nov. 16, Maxim Health Systems, a private healthcare services company specializing in influenza and wellness services, will conduct a seasonal flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts’...

Fine Arts Center seeks to revitalize New WORLD Theater

By Angela Hilsman

November 12, 2009

Filed under Campus News

With budgetary concerns slowing their progress, the Fine Arts Center (FAC), located on the University of Massachusetts campus has recently announced collaboration with experts in the hope of reactivating its cultural movement,...

UHS contracts Maxim Health Systems for seasonal flu shot clinic

By Kirsten Swenson

November 12, 2009

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

On Monday, Nov. 16, Maxim Health Systems, a private healthcare services company specializing in influenza and wellness services, will conduct a seasonal flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts’...

Embattled Levasseur barred by U.S. Parole Commission from traveling to Massachusetts, ex-wife to speak in his place Thursday

By Sam Butterfield

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

After a dizzying back-and-forth of controversy, one thing appears to have finally been decided in the heated debate surrounding Ray Luc Levasseur’s expected speech at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Levasseur, a...

UMass marks anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

By Mike Toomey

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

On Tuesday, November 10, the University of Massachusetts hosted a celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on the second floor of the Herter Hall Annex. The festivities included a well-catered reception,...

UMass hosts second annual Clean Energy Connections conference

By Christa Romano

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts has an extensive history of providing clean energy research and education and is quickly becoming a nationwide leader in green research, advocacy and campus sustainability. On Tuesday, UMass...

Crime Log (Nov. 6-8)

By Collegian News Staff

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Friday Nov. 6 Shashank Chandra of 124 Laurie Ave. West Roxbury, Mass., was arrested near the intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Massachusetts Ave. as a result of failure to stop at the traffic light at 2:46 a.m. The arresti...