Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass begins ban on tobacco products

By Soren Hough

September 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, News

On July 1, 2013, the University of Massachusetts went completely tobacco-free, officially banning traditional and e-cigarettes, hookahs and chew. Tobacco-free policies are supported by the Center for Disease Control, the Worl...

Dr. George Corey chosen as new executive director of UHS

By Jaclyn Bryson

September 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, News

  Dr. George Corey, most recently the assistant medical director at University Health Services, has been appointed the new executive director of UHS following the retirement of Dr. Alan Calhoun last June, according to...

Therapy robot developed at UMass has successful first test run

By Paul Bagnall

March 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, News

Robots may now play a role in some stroke patients’ recoveries, providing social contact, among other treatments, to help counter the nation’s shortage of specialized therapists and the financial obstacles associated with ...

Rolling Green fire victim died from smoke inhalation, officials confirm

By Chelsie Field

March 25, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, Local News, News

Officials have confirmed that University of Massachusetts student James “Jake” Hoffman died from smoke inhalation in the Jan. 21 fire at the Rolling Green apartment complex, according to MassLive.com. Amherst Fire Ch...

Amherst Teen to be honored by Red Cross for saving his mother’s life

By Jaclyn Bryson

March 13, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Health & Wellness, Local News, News

On an average Friday night, University of Massachusetts professor Claire Hamilton and her son George Hamilton, 14, order dinner from Antonio’s Pizza and watching a movie together in the comfort of their home. But on Friday,...

Campus Perspective: Students voice opinions on smoking ban policy

By Emily Felder

March 10, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Campus Perspectives, Health & Wellness, News Multimedia, Videos, Web-Exclusive

The response to the upcoming changes remains varied, with some praising the initiative of creating a healthier place to work and study, while others are concerned about the infringement of personal rights. The campus-wide tobacco...

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 ...

New drug drop-off boxes installed in Hampshire and Franklin counties

By Chelsie Field

February 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Health & Wellness, Local News, News

Unwanted prescription drugs can now be disposed of safely seven days a week at secure sites throughout Hampshire and Franklin counties. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, along with area law enforcement officials, unv...

Out cold: homelessness during winter

By Aviva Luttrell

February 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Health & Wellness, Local News, News

They’re tired, poor, huddled and right outside. For a community that’s buzzing with youth and academics, the Pioneer Valley also has a diverse – though not unnoticed – homeless population. Last year, 161 low-incom...

Students take part in sexual assault PSA auditions

By Emily Bedenkop

February 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Crime, Health & Wellness, News

Students crowded a New Africa House hall and went over their lines in hushed voices. They were waiting to audition for an upcoming series of Public Service Announcements about sexual assault, which were organized by the Massa...

Survey finds less binge drinking at UMass

By Jaclyn Bryson

January 22, 2013

Filed under Health & Wellness, News

A recent survey has found that while overall student binge drinking at the University of Massachusetts has decreased, excessive drinking by female students is on the rise, according to an article on MassLive.com. The study,...

Krav Maga classes provide proper defense techniques

By Jaclyn Bryson

October 26, 2012

Filed under Health & Wellness, News

Everyone’s attention was on Michael LaBombard and the knife he held firmly in his grasp. Luckily, it was only made of rubber. LaBombard is a 2005 University of Massachusetts graduate and a Krav Maga instructor at ATA Martial...