Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Everywomen’s Center awarded funding

By Kelly McCarthy

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The Everywoman’s Center at the University of Massachusetts has been awarded a state-funded grant of $149,520 over three years to continue and extend its work with teen victims of sexual assault and dating violence. The grant was awarded by the Massachusetts Office for V...

Holub speaks before Faculty Senate over budget woes

By Sam Hayes

September 16, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Jeff Bernstein/CollegianWith a $60 million downturn in state funding and $35 million less projected in federal stimulus money for the upcoming year, University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub warned that the school...

UMass presidential search raises new insights and questions

By Matthew M. Robare

September 15, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Transparency in the process of selecting the next president of the University of Massachusetts Amherst was at the forefront of Tuesday’s public forum. Search Committee Vice-Chairman Henry Thomas III was adamant about the need for an open search, reiterating a commitment to it throughou...

Presidential search panel holds public forum

By Matthew M. Robare

September 14, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts Presidential Search Committee held a public forum yesterday morning to hear questions and concerns from students, faculty and staff. The panel was presided over by Henry Thomas III, Vice-Chairman of the s...

AIDS activist to speak at UMass

By Michelle Williams

September 14, 2010

Filed under Campus News

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts campus, AIDS activist Cleve Jones will speak, kicking off a semester-long speaker series. “An Evening with Cleve Jones: Four Decades of Activis...

Proposed merger between SBS and HFA met with scrutiny, opposition from faculty

By Sam Butterfield

September 13, 2010

Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts faculty and staff who participated in a committee examining the feasibility and costs and benefits of consolidating the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (CHFA) and the College of Social and Behavioral...

New sciences program, iCons, stresses problem solving

By Alyssa Creamer

September 13, 2010

Filed under Campus News

This spring, a program called iCons will launch its first course for freshmen enrolled in the University of Massachusetts’ College of Natural Sciences’ (CNS) majors looking to enhance their education in modern scientific procedures....

Amherst PD make two drug possession arrests last week

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Crime

Last Wednesday, the Amherst Police Department arrested two Springfield men on charges of possession of a Class D substance, marijuana, with intent to distribute and possession of a Class B substance, cocaine. Arrested were...

Springfield man arrested on breaking and entering charges

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Crime

On Sept. 8 just after 10:30 p.m., Amherst police officers received a report from a Sunset Ave. resident of a larceny in his apartment. The resident told police he had observed Michael Gibbs, 23, of 173 Chapin Terrace, Springfield...

No flags flown for 9/11 in Amherst

By R.P. Hitt

September 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The Board of Selectmen of Amherst decided against flying special commemorative flags in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Amherst town. The decision was made in a three to two vote Thursday September 2 to extend the previous once every three years rule, to fly t...

UMass ranks among rockin’ colleges

By Sam Butterfield

September 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The sleepy west of the woody east apparently isn’t so quiet when it comes to generating great rock music. AOL’s Spinner.com named the University of Massachusetts the number 18 school for producing musically successful and...

UMass to gain greater recognition in Boston with new staffer

By R.P. Hitt

September 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

Christopher L. Dunn Jr. is making his career out of something he believes in, higher education at Umass Amherst. “I believe in the opportunity for the Sons and Daughter’s of Massachusetts to have a world-class education, something that is meaningful to the economy, ...