Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Stephen King comes to Amherst via Satellite

By Michelle Williams

November 10, 2009

The Amherst Cinema will present TimesTalks Live, a discussion between author Stephen King and Janet Maslin, a New York Times book critic on Tuesday Nov. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with an introductory video to the TimesTalk LIVE event...

Student struck by vehicle while collecting for charity

By Angela MacGray

November 8, 2009

While he was out collecting donations for the homeless on Halloween night in participation with a MassPirg charity program, a student from the University of Massachusetts was struck by a car on Triangle St. in Amherst at around...

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:...

Amherst receives H1N1 vaccine

By Cameron Ford

November 4, 2009

The town of Amherst has received its anxiously-awaited shipment of H1N1 vaccine. As the cases of swine flu pile up amongst the student body of the University of Massachusetts, for most, the vaccine has come not a moment too soon. The...

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...

Locals rally on Amherst Common Saturday for International Day of Climate Action

By Christa Romano

October 26, 2009

On Saturday, Oct. 24, members of the Amherst community rallied on the Amherst common, as part of an international attempt to send a message to members of the United Nations, calling for serious efforts to reduce global warming....

Literary artists Glaser, Holland and Michel perform pieces at Amherst Books’ event

By Tim Jones

October 22, 2009

A student and professor in the University of Massachusetts’ Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program presented readings from the literary magazine, “The New York Tyrant” at Amherst Books on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. The...

“In Praise of the Earth” to screen at Wistariahurst Museum

By R.P. Hitt

October 22, 2009

As part of a benefit for the Wistariahurst Museum of Holyoke, Mass., nature poet Wally Swist will screen his biographical documentary “In Praise of the Earth: The Poetry of Wally Swist” on Oct. 24, guiding viewers through...

Judge’s ruling allows Vassell to seek selective prosecution defense

By Sam Butterfield

October 19, 2009

As the weeks drag on, nothing seems to be getting much clearer in the nearly two year-old Jason Vassell case. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Judd Carhart ruled Oct. 7 that Vassell's defense team had met the legal standards nece...

Budget cuts close Mark’s Meadow elementary school

By Michael Phillis

October 19, 2009

Just to the north of the University of Massachusetts campus sits Mark’s Meadow elementary school. In the 1990s, UMass used Mark’s Meadow as a laboratory school for their graduate education students. Since then, UMass gave...