Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Band managers take on challenge of coordinating Macy’s Day Parade performance

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News, Profiles

This article is part four in a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. During this time of year, the biggest concern for most students is getting thr...

“Walk for Light” brings students and police together to address campus safety

By Jason Kotoch

November 7, 2013

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

University of Massachusetts police led about 30 students and staff on the annual night-time “Walk for Light” tour on Wednesday to identify potential safety hazards all around campus. The event, which started several y...

Amherst College criticizes Harvard on Emily Dickinson Archives

By Kristin LaFratta

November 7, 2013

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

The recent launch of Harvard’s online Emily Dickinson Archives, a compilation of hundreds of images of Dickinson’s original manuscripts, has received critical backlash from Amherst College, Harvard’s historical rival on al...

Fire at Hampshire College displaces 44

By Patrick Hoff

October 29, 2013

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

A fire at Hampshire College’s Greenwich House dormitory on Sunday afternoon forced 44 students out of their housing for the next few days. “All indications are that it was an accidental fire,” said Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman. The fire began between 4:15 ...

College of Nursing receives $50,000 grant

By Marie MacCune

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News

The University of Massachusetts’ College of Nursing was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The grant will be divided into five awards of $10,000 that w...

UMass Dean of Education becomes APA fellow

By Eleanor Harte

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News

Christine B. McCormick, Dean of the University of Massachusetts College of Education, was recently elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for her contributions to the field of psychology. “I think it’s ...

First woman to run in Boston Marathon to speak at Mount Holyoke College

By Maclane Walsh

October 17, 2013

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

Any long distance runner knows there will be physical challenges that they will face while running. But Kathrine Switzer had to overcome gender discrimination, too. She was the first woman ever to run in the Boston Marath...

UMass student found dead in Washington Tower dorm room

By Collegian News Staff

September 9, 2013

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

Updated Sept. 9, 2013 - 12:48 a.m. A University of Massachusetts student was found dead in a single-room residence on the fourth floor of Washington Tower in the Southwest Residential Area early Saturday afternoon, ac...

Priscilla Clarkson, dean of Commonwealth Honors College, dies

By Collegian News Staff

August 27, 2013

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

Priscilla Clarkson, distinguished professor of kinesiology and dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, died at her home Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 66. “We are ...

Amherst Police dish out multiple arrests for noise violations at semester’s close

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

April 30, 2013

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

Officers from the Amherst Police Department were on alert this weekend and broke up a number of parties, arresting the residents of three locations in response to town by law violations. The first arrest of the weekend ...

Second Semester Security Updates

By Anna Jolliffe

April 25, 2013

Filed under Business, Campus News, Crime, Five College News, Miscellaneous, News

As the spring semester comes to an end at the University of Massachusetts, campus safety officials are concentrating on increasing public communication with police as they wait for the assessment of the security in the residence halls done b...

Anderson Cooper speaks at Smith College

By Patrick Hoff

April 18, 2013

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

Anderson Cooper, host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” spoke at Smith College on Sunday, covering topics that ranged from his reporting style to his personal life. Cooper’s talk was moderated by Jane Stengl, dean of the first-year class...