Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Breaking news: $182 million ‘honors complex’ announced

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2010

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

The University of Massachusetts will build a $182 million "honors complex" for Commonwealth Honors College students, according to a story posted by The Boston Globe. According to The Globe the building will cover almost 500,000 square feet and i...

UMass Board of Trustees approves $546 million in construction

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2010

Filed under Five College News

On Sept. 23, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the borrowing of $546 million to fund four new projects, including 1,500 beds and new student housing UMass Amherst, a new academic building for UMass Bost...

Md. Congresswoman Donna Edwards Draws Crowd at Smith Lecture

By Lily Hicks

October 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Five College News

Congresswoman Donna Edwards, of Maryland’s Fourth District, lectured Sunday to a crowded hall of students and local residents at Smith College. The congresswoman spoke on a wide range of issues, including money in politics and militar...

Provost to convene new “working group” to examine merging HFA, SBS

By Sam Butterfield

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Five College News

Also see: "Proposed merger between SBS and HFA met with scrutiny, opposition from faculty" University of Massachusetts Provost James V. Staros is convening a new Provostial Working Group for the Arts, Humanities and Soci...

UMass launches new grad program in fish engineering

By Jessica Sacco

September 16, 2010

Filed under Five College News, Local News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) station in Hadley, Mass., launched a first in-the-nation graduate program in ecohydrology and fish passage engineering this fall. The program, which is based in the Department of Civil...

Economic analyst Janszen discusses online start-ups

By Michelle Williams

April 25, 2010

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

Eric Janszen, an economic analyst and CEO of iTulip, a financial advisory firm, spoke at the University of Massachusetts last Wednesday evening, delivering a presentation titled “How to Build a Company in 40 Minutes.” The...

Crime Log April 12 – 19

By Collegian News Staff

April 25, 2010

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

April 12 Karen Brinn-Nazarro of Crestwood, New York, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. At 8:34 p.m., two female students reported a woman in Hampden Dining Commons snack bar verbally harassing them. Brinn-Nazarro...

Showcase debate features heated opinion from students

By Michelle Williams

April 22, 2010

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

Students, faculty and community members filled the Cape Cod Lounge in the University of Massachusetts Student Union Wednesday night, with students packing in to sit on the floor or stand in the back just to catch a glimpse of...

Open wide, here comes the Taste of UMass

By Collegian News Staff

April 21, 2010

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

The 16th-Annual Taste of UMass will be held today from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mullins Center. PVTA buses to the Mullins Center from across campus will be available starting at 4:00 p.m., with extra buses running to accommodate...

Amherst officials discuss party-prevention strategies

By Sam Butterfield

March 7, 2010

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

Spring is party season, as the sun comes out and classes start to rank beneath 30 racks on students’ collective priority lists, and the Amherst and University of Massachusetts Police Departments know that all too well. Amherst...

Valley responds to Haiti devastation

By Jessica Bonheur

January 26, 2010

Filed under Five College News, Local News

In the wake of tragedy, students at the University of Massachusetts have created an alliance called “UMass Haiti Relief” to raise and provide needed support for the country rocked by a magnitude-7 earthquake two weeks ago. Led by the Haitian American Student Ass...

Smith College harnesses solar energy

By R.P. Hitt

November 16, 2009

Filed under Five College News, Science & Technology

The roof of Smith College’s campus center will soon be producing its own energy. Solar panels are to be mounted atop the campus center in the upcoming weeks, according to a press release from Smith released Nov. 6. Community...