Massachusetts Daily Collegian

PVTA holds ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

By Shelby Ashline

November 25, 2013

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The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority’s annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive began this year on Nov. 18 and will continue through Monday. All PTVA buses contain donation bins for non-perishable food items, which will be given...

UMass students, staff have different opinions on smoking ban

By Rose Gottlieb

November 21, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News

At the beginning of the year, UMass adopted a new tobacco policy that prohibited the use of any tobacco products on campus. However, almost one semester after the policy was first implemented, there are mixed opinions on how effecti...

‘Sockvember’ underway for Amherst homeless

By Chance Viles

November 18, 2013

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The Student Leadership Center at the University of Massachusetts is striving to make a big difference for the homeless in the smallest of ways. The Student Leadership Center is organizing “Socktober” and “Sockvemb...

Drum majors lead band to Macy’s

By Eleanor Harte

November 18, 2013

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This article is part five in a series as the UMass Marching Band prepares for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rachel Rivard had 100 friends on campus before she even walked into a classroom. The week before her...

UMass seeks to boost reputation with marketing agencies

By Marie MacCune

November 18, 2013

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The University of Massachusetts has hired four marketing agencies in order to boost its reputation in the commonwealth and across the country. “We have embarked on a broad campaign to promote the university,” said ...

New art exhibits define American culture

By Eleanor Harte

November 18, 2013

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Two exhibits defining what it means to be an American in the 20th and 21st centuries have opened in the Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts. “American Pie” is an exhibition of works by British documentary pho...

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

By Nikoleta Nikova

November 14, 2013

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

In an attempt to decrease the cost of enrollment at the University of Massachusetts, several organizations at UMass are hosting a teach-in today featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students. “We don’t feel that th...

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

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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

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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

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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 ...