Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass awarded $95 million Life Sciences Grant

By Allison Ludtke

September 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, Science & Technology

Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced this past June that the University of Massachusetts received a $95 million grant to fund life sciences projects and research at the university. Another...

Annie Leonard addresses students on Earth Day

By Erin Wolosz

April 23, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Environment, Local News, News

An Earth Day packed full of activities on campus came to a close Monday night, with a keynote address from filmmaker and environmental activist Annie Leonard. Leonard, whose film “The Story of Stuff” has reached over 20 million views and has...

UMass students protest Keystone pipeline in capital

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Environment, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

Over 40,000 protesters flooded the United States capital on Feb.17 in an effort to alert President Barack Obama to the potential repercussions that approving the Keystone XL pipeline could have on the future of the country and climat...

Thomas Zoeller puts spotlight on dangers of chemicals

By Ayush Kumar

February 26, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Health & Wellness, News, Science & Technology

On Monday evening, biology professor Thomas Zoeller took the stage at the Massachusetts room at the Mullins Center, and in an hour-long lecture, talked about how exposure to certain industrial chemicals is harmful for early ...

UMass Hillel volunteers aid N.Y. Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

By Chelsie Field

February 22, 2013

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

Three months after Hurricane Sandy devastated regions of the Caribbean, mid-Atlantic and parts of the Northeast, relief efforts are still ongoing. Last Sunday, volunteers from the University of Massachusetts aided in these efforts first hand. “There’s more (effort needed) ...

Research team finds fishways ineffective

By Patrick Hoff

February 7, 2013

Filed under Archives, Environment, Local News, News

Migratory fish, including salmon, shad and river herring, are unable to pass many hydropower dams on major northeastern United States waterways, making it impossible for them to reach their spawning grounds, according to a team of e...

Men’s rugby to hold Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser

By Collegian News Staff

November 30, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The University of Massachusetts’ men’s rugby team is holding a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit to raise money for public school systems in Long Island, N.Y., according to the event’s Facebook page.  The fundraiser will...

Effects of Hurricane Sandy may hit Amherst

By Mary Reines

October 26, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to impact the Amherst area Monday or Tuesday next week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist and hurricane specialist Charlie Foley. Although the storm – which could include s...

Leaves begin to change

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., Environment, News

The University of Massachusetts campus is starting to look like a New England postcard with all the leave-color changes. Ranked 14th out of 25, Amherst is on Yankee Magazine’s list for top foliage towns in New England. The 2010 article listed the town common, the ...

PCB Removal in LGRC Windows

By Tom Relihan

September 24, 2012

Filed under Env. & Tech., News

The University of Massachusetts has recently reached a consent agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency that will allow for the safe containment and eventual removal of a number of polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated windows in the Lederle Graduate R...

Residential Life to keep Peer Mentor program for 2012-2013

By Collegian News Staff

March 16, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., News

Peer mentors will still have a place in some first-year dormitories next year, according to an email sent to current peer mentors and apartment living assistants by Assistant Director for Learning Communities Anjali Cadena. There...

Earthquakes shakes up Hatfield

By Collegian News Staff

December 6, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., News

A small earthquake shook up Hatfield early yesterday morning, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. The earthquake, which registered in at a 1.4-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale, happened at 12:34...