Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Students take part in sexual assault PSA auditions

By Emily Bedenkop

February 12, 2013

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

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 The study,...

Krav Maga classes provide proper defense techniques

By Jaclyn Bryson

October 26, 2012

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...

School of Nursing receives $900,000 grant

By David Barnstone

October 16, 2012

The University of Massachusetts’ School of Nursing received an $892,559 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Health Professions to help fund a three-year long program to draw in new, under...

Threat of EEE high in Amherst

By Katie Landeck

September 10, 2012

Students and residents of the Pioneer Valley are being advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites after a case of the mosquito-borne illness Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in the area on Thursday. The threa...

The road to recovery: Students fight substance abuse

By Staff

March 26, 2012

Editor’s Note: This is a part of a series on mental health at the University. To protect the privacy of the people reported on, only first names will be used. “Hi, my name is Sam, and I am an alcoholic.” That’s how a lo...

Birth Control may be less effective for overweight women

By Mary Reines

March 7, 2012

Contraception may be less effective in overweight or obese women, according to an article in the Boston Globe. However, more studies are necessary to confirm this suspicion. Many studies of contraceptive efficacy have excluded...

Study released on the study of sleep

By Staff

March 5, 2012

It doesn’t take a scientist to realize your mother was right when she said if you don’t get enough sleep you’re going to get sick. But recently, one has confirmed your mother’s words. Erol Fikrig, a professor in...

UM researcher finds air pollution increases the cost and rate of asthma

By Katie Landeck

January 26, 2012

University of Massachusetts’ Resource Economist and Associate Professor Sylvia Brandt found in a recent study that the smog in California can not only make people cough, it can cost them money. The study, which speci...

UMass psychology department program helps to facilitate conversations for adopted youth

By Alyssa Creamer

October 5, 2011

“Do you know who your real parents are?” It’s awkward questions in elementary school like this one that many adoptive children recall later in life. As a result of the issue of finding individuals who can relate to...

Department of Health and Human Services hosts conference call

By Nancy Pierce

September 21, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services announced in a conference call yesterday that one million more young adults received health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act passed by the Obama Administration in early 2010. Secretary of the United Stat...