Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst town elections open today

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 9, 2013

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

The Town of Amherst polls will open today for the annual town elections, in which at least 15 University of Massachusetts students will be vying for election for a Town Meeting seat. The Town Meeting is projected to be made u...

Fourteen UMass students nominated for Town Meeting

By Conor Snell

April 4, 2013

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

At least 14 University of Massachusetts students will run for Amherst Town Meeting posts in next Tuesday’s town election – according to figures compiled by members of a student campaign that seek to increase student representation i...

Five-College History Annual Lecture hosts Penn State professor

By Patrick Hoff

March 29, 2013

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

As part of the Five-College History Annual Lecture, hosted by the University of Massachusetts history department, Pennsylvania State University professor Nan Woodruff spoke on the legacies left behind by the Jim Crow South and how modern day Mississippi is affected by the viole...

UHS prepares for revisions on 20-year-old mission statement

By Patrick Hoff

March 28, 2013

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

A survey regarding proposed changes to the University of Massachusetts Health Services’ mission statement was sent out to students, faculty and staff this week to get their opinions on how the new mission statement should be crafted. ...

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

By Jaclyn Bryson

March 14, 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,...

UMass study finds adding symbols to license plates does not increase recall

By Patrick Hoff

March 14, 2013

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

A new study completed by memory experts at the University of Massachusetts states that adding non-alphanumeric symbols to license plates in Massachusetts would not make the plates easier to remember for adults than the current license ...

UMass returns Native American remains after 88 years

By Katherine Clark

March 7, 2013

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

The University of Massachusetts is in the final stages of repatriating the remains of 64 Native American individuals who were excavated in 1925 by F.B. Loomis, a professor of geology at Amherst College at the time. The remains...

Multiple arrests including those for OUI and disorderly conduct in Amherst Crime Log

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

March 5, 2013

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

While weekend temperatures were cold, often dipping below freezing, they did not stop a number of arrests from being made in the Amherst area as reported in the crime log. Beginning at 12:16 p.m. on Friday afternoon, officers from ...

Former chancellor Randolph W. Bromery dead at 87

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

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

Randolph William “Bill” Bromery, of Peabody, former chancellor of the University of Massachusetts and Commonwealth Professor emeritus of geophysics, died Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Danvers at the age of 87. Bromery served...

Professor Vinnie Ferraro pushes students to question the world around them

By Aviva Luttrell

February 20, 2013

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

Led Zeppelin’s, “When the Levee Breaks” was blasting as students poured into Vinnie Ferraro’s World Politics class on Tuesday evening at the University of Massachusetts. Professor Ferraro leaned against the podium at ...

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...