Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

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. ...