Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Fatal Rolling Green fire prompts added emphasis on fire safety measures

By Chelsie Field

January 29, 2013

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

The Jan. 21 Rolling Green Apartments fire which left 21-year-old University of Massachusetts senior James “Jake” Hoffman dead and 30 others homeless, including around 20 UMass students, has prompted officials from the ...

Jill Stein speaks at “Climate Silence” protest

By Chris Trubac

December 6, 2012

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

Despite the fresh coat of snow that glazed the Amherst Green, an estimated 200 people – including 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein – gathered Saturday to protest what they called “climate silence.” ...

Amherst College cancels classes, hosts sexual misconduct event

By Mary Reines

November 2, 2012

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

Amherst College will not be holding classes today in response to the alleged on-campus rape of Angie Epifano, who published a first-person account of her experience in the Amherst Student, according to an article on MassLive.com. In th...

Student charged with break-in, theft, vandalism at Amherst College

By Chelsie Field

September 17, 2012

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

A University of Massachusetts student is facing charges after police allege that he broke into and vandalized a health center at Amherst College. Bradley Keigwin, 20, has been charged with breaking and entering in the ...

Moho students head to Brazil

By Michelle Williams

April 23, 2012

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

For those interested in environmental policies, attending the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, more commonly known as the Rio+20, may be a dream. For five Mount Holyoke College students, this dream has be...

Five colleges receive grant to enhance a liberal arts education

By Katie Landeck

November 27, 2011

Filed under Five College News

In an effort to explore how digital technologies such as video-taped lectures and online archives can enhance a liberal arts education, the Five Colleges have received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,...

Wintry mid-autumn storm sweeps Western Mass., recovery begins

By Herb Scribner

November 1, 2011

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

It had many of the typical features of a mid-winter storm – several inches of snow on the ground, icy roads and cold temperatures. Only it was in mid-autumn, at October’s end. The rare fall nor’easter that pummeled t...

UMass reopens for Tuesday

By William Perkins

November 1, 2011

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

The University of Massachusetts will be open and hold classes as normally scheduled today, but school officials are urging those traveling to campus to take caution when heading out, a University spokesman said yesterday. “Thi...