Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Disability Services helps students get the accommodations they need

By Melanie Muller

November 22, 2010

At the University of Massachusetts, the Office of Disability Services is charged with providing “full access” for people with disabilities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), universities in the United States are ...

Merger strengthens campus counseling services

By Simone Shenny

November 16, 2010

If you or someone you know has sought mental help while at the University of Massachusetts, life may have recently gotten a bit easier. UMass’ Counseling Assessment Services (CAS) and Mental Health services, part of the...

Students get involved in giving blood

By Caroline Bagby

September 9, 2010

Chairs are lined up and people are scattered, waiting their turn in the basement hallway of the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts. Inside one of the conference rooms, seven medical beds are arranged in a rectangle,...

Study traces reasons why students feel suicidal

By Tim Jones

September 7, 2010

A recent study in the Journal of Affective Disorders has shown that a lack of positive social life and symptoms of depression have spurred suicidal thoughts in some college students. The study, which included research from the Johns Hopkins Child...

The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

By Chelsea Whitton

May 2, 2010

The Norwottuck Rail Trail, an 11-mile stretch that winds through Belchertown, Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, Massachusetts, presents its users with preserved land, the Connecticut River, a view of the mountains and fresh New...

Are UMass students paying too much for health insurance

By Tim Jones

April 21, 2010

After completing a 17-month investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo recently released a letter stating that the results of the probe proved that over 65 institutions of higher learning in New York were essentially...

University Health Services receives three-year honor

By Jennifer Heshion

March 21, 2010

Following an extensive review process, University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts has been certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, recognizing the organization’s excellence in...

New study finds sororities have a negative impact on body image

By Sam Butterfield

March 11, 2010

Every fall, as the daily grind of college life kicks in, a migration is happening. Legions of hopeful girls are making the trek from Greek house to Greek house with one aspiration: rushing a sorority. A new study, however,...

UMass Psychologists host ADHD counseling for families

By Alyssa Creamer

January 26, 2010

This February, the University of Massachusetts’ Psychological Services Center is hosting its program directed at aiding parents in caring for hyperactive pre-school children. The program initially began this past fall semester,...

University Health Services walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic Thursday

By Collegian News Staff

January 21, 2010

UMass’ University Health Services (UHS) will host a walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The clinic is open to individuals over six months old, and available...

UMass student fights for treatment for autoimmune disease

By Michelle Williams

December 11, 2009

University of Massachusetts student Hannah Coler is currently fighting diffuse scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, as well as her insurance company, which is refusing to pay for her potentially life-saving treatment. In November,...

UHS contracts Maxim Health Systems for seasonal flu shot clinic

By Kirsten Swenson

November 12, 2009

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’...