Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Wintry mid-autumn storm sweeps Western Mass., recovery begins

By Herb Scribner

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Environment, Five College News, Local News, News

It had many of the typical features of a mid-winter storm – several inches of snow on the ground, icy roads and cold temperatures. Only it was in mid-autumn, at October’s end. The rare fall nor’easter that pummeled t...

Keeping up with Facebook: Recent site updates decoded

By Herb Scribner

September 21, 2011

Filed under News, Science & Technology

On Tuesday, when users logged onto Facebook, they weren’t given an entirely new model to look at, but an entirely new experience drawn from other social media outlets. For users unaccustomed to the new model or for those lo...

Fingernails and Factoids: professor talks informal education

By Chris Shores

September 20, 2011

Filed under Science & Technology

In addition to the formal education students learn in science classrooms, they are also exposed to a large amount of informal education – commonly accepted truths taught in the media or by word of mouth that may actually be...

UMass to host farmers’ markets every Friday

By Chris Shores

September 14, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Environment

The University of Massachusetts Campus Center concourse, in the area directly across from the University Store, will serve as the home for a weekly farmers' market, beginning this Friday at noon. The market was established...

(Eye)Spy, an event-tracking website, prepares for launch

By Staff

September 7, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

Amherst doesn’t make this year’s annual American Institute for Economic Research’s College Destinations booklet – a listing of the top 75 college towns and cities, which ranks upon several factors, including access to...