Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass launches new grad program in fish engineering

By Jessica Sacco

September 16, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Disability rights advocate delivers speech at Mount Holyoke College

By Christa Romano

November 6, 2009

Norman Kunc wants you to know that he is just like everyone else, only he happens to have cerebral palsy. The humor-laden speech that Kunc delivered Wednesday night at Mount Holyoke College titled, “A Life Beyond Compare:...

Norman Kunc to give speech at Mount Holyoke College

By Christa Romano

November 3, 2009

In a speech to be held this week titled “A Life Beyond Compare: Disability, Normalcy and Transformation,” Norman Kunc will discuss the habitual ways that society perceives peoples with disabilities. Kunc (pronounced Koonz) ...

Lynn Pasquerella named 18th president of Mount Holyoke College

By Sam Butterfield

November 3, 2009

Lynn Pasquerella, the current provost at the University of Hartford and a doctor of philosophy specializing in medical ethics, was named the 18th president of Mount Holyoke College at a specially convened Board of Trustees meeting on ...

Neal Abraham, executive director of the Five Colleges, Inc. breaks down plans to develop new programs

By Angela Hilsman

October 27, 2009

As costs and requirements for both schools and students go up, Executive Director Neal Abraham of the Five Colleges, Inc., brainstorms to bring innovative programs to campus without the financial burden.  Abraham is working...