Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Students to run ‘nearly naked’ for charity

By Jaclyn Bryson

October 17, 2013

With the threat of winter weather quickly approaching, students will have one last opportunity to wear their shorts and T-shirts with pride during the upcoming, annual Nearly Naked Mile run. According to the University of Mas...

Knowing the signs of suicide can save lives

By Jaclyn Bryson

September 18, 2013

According to the National Center for Prevention of Youth Suicide, suicide is one of the leading causes of death for college students in the United States. But Dr. Harry Rockland-Miller, director of the Center for Counseling and Ps...

Recreation Center warns students of endangered access to equipment rentals

By Paul Bagnall

September 12, 2013

The University of Massachusetts’ Recreation Center has always been willing to lend students shower and locker room equipment. But with equipment increasingly going missing last semester, that luxury has come under thre...

UMass begins ban on tobacco products

By Soren Hough

September 4, 2013

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 4, 2013

  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 29, 2013

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 26, 2013

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 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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...