Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Three teens arrested in motor vehicle stops

By Collegian News Staff

October 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Crime, Local News

The Amherst Police Department was busy last week. Since Wednesday, Sept. 29, APD officers have arrested three teens in two separate incidents on drug trafficking charges. The first arrest took place last Wednesday at abo...

Amherst Town Meeting members vote to increase fines for bylaw violations

By William Perkins

September 30, 2010

Filed under Local News

Candace C. Cusic/Chicago Tribune/MCTStudents and residents in Amherst who choose to carry open containers, unlicensed kegs or hold raucous gatherings this year may have to open their wallets up a bit wider. Amended regulation...

Area man arrested outside Bertucci’s

By Collegian News Staff

September 26, 2010

Filed under Local News

Last Friday, Sept. 24 around 3:20 a.m., officers from the Amherst Police Department responded to Bertucci’s restaurant, located downtown at 51 East Pleasant Street to an alarm going off at the building. On arrival at ...

Ellen Story runs for re-election

By Matthew M. Robare

September 22, 2010

Filed under Local News

Democrat Ellen Story has represented the Amherst and Granby area in the state House of Representatives since 1992 and is running for re-election. Her opponents are Republican Dan Sandell, a lawyer, and Independent Dan Melick. “My...

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...

Everywomen’s Center awarded funding

By Kelly McCarthy

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The Everywoman’s Center at the University of Massachusetts has been awarded a state-funded grant of $149,520 over three years to continue and extend its work with teen victims of sexual assault and dating violence. The grant was awarded by the Massachusetts Office for V...

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...

Amherst PD reports spate of break-ins in South Amherst

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010

Filed under Crime, Local News

Since the start of July, the Amherst Police Department has investigated a string of 12 “separate but distinct residential breaks in the South Amherst neighborhood.” The department defines that neighborhood as encompassing...

Amherst PD have busy first weekend of 2010 school year

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010

Filed under Crime, Local News

The Amherst Police Department announced Monday that it is investigating two “serious assaults” which took place last weekend. On Sunday around 2 a.m., numerous officers responded to 213 Grantwood Dr., just off East Pleasant...

No flags flown for 9/11 in Amherst

By R.P. Hitt

September 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The Board of Selectmen of Amherst decided against flying special commemorative flags in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Amherst town. The decision was made in a three to two vote Thursday September 2 to extend the previous once every three years rule, to fly t...