Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Sockvember’ underway for Amherst homeless

By Chance Viles

November 18, 2013

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

The Student Leadership Center at the University of Massachusetts is striving to make a big difference for the homeless in the smallest of ways. The Student Leadership Center is organizing “Socktober” and “Sockvemb...

Thanksgiving feast to be prepared for less fortunate

By Laura Diamond

November 18, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

For many, Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with family and friends and huddle around the television watching football. For others, it's a time to help ensure a great holiday for the less fortunate in the community. Kate...

Drum majors lead band to Macy’s

By Eleanor Harte

November 18, 2013

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

This article is part five in a series as the UMass Marching Band prepares for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rachel Rivard had 100 friends on campus before she even walked into a classroom. The week before her...

UMass seeks to boost reputation with marketing agencies

By Marie MacCune

November 18, 2013

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

The University of Massachusetts has hired four marketing agencies in order to boost its reputation in the commonwealth and across the country. “We have embarked on a broad campaign to promote the university,” said ...

New art exhibits define American culture

By Eleanor Harte

November 18, 2013

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

Two exhibits defining what it means to be an American in the 20th and 21st centuries have opened in the Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts. “American Pie” is an exhibition of works by British documentary pho...

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

By Nikoleta Nikova

November 14, 2013

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

In an attempt to decrease the cost of enrollment at the University of Massachusetts, several organizations at UMass are hosting a teach-in today featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students. “We don’t feel that th...

Band managers take on challenge of coordinating Macy’s Day Parade performance

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News, Profiles

This article is part four in a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. During this time of year, the biggest concern for most students is getting thr...

Cheerful but quiet weekend in Amherst

By Mary Reines

November 13, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Saturday, Nov. 9 12:18 a.m. Following a noise complaint, police found a large, loud party and arrested four uncooperative females at 858 East Pleasant St. on charges of unlawful noise. Three of the females were 22 years old and one w...

“Walk for Light” brings students and police together to address campus safety

By Jason Kotoch

November 7, 2013

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

University of Massachusetts police led about 30 students and staff on the annual night-time “Walk for Light” tour on Wednesday to identify potential safety hazards all around campus. The event, which started several y...

Amherst College criticizes Harvard on Emily Dickinson Archives

By Kristin LaFratta

November 7, 2013

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

The recent launch of Harvard’s online Emily Dickinson Archives, a compilation of hundreds of images of Dickinson’s original manuscripts, has received critical backlash from Amherst College, Harvard’s historical rival on al...

Town of Hadley begins solar development project

By Marleigh Felsenstein

November 6, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

In an effort to reduce the high cost of energy in Hadley, the town is beginning a solar development project to generate electricity that is expected to benefit taxpayers for the next 20 years. Through a partnership with Nexamp,...

Quiet weekend following World Series celebrations

By Mary Reines

November 5, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Friday, Nov. 1 10:14 a.m. Police received a call about a break-in at 328 Lincoln Ave. Caller reported a kicked-in door, but there was no damage and nothing removed from the home. Police believe that the suspect never entered...