Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Pow Wow honors Native American culture

By Jennifer Heshion

April 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Honoring Native American cultural traditions in dance, music, crafts and food, the University of Massachusetts will host a powwow on Saturday in conjunction with Thursday’s scheduled symposium, “Indigenous Peoples, Cultural...

UMass cyclist injured in downtown hit-and-run accident

By Collegian News Staff

April 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Local News

While riding a bicycle downtown, a University of Massachusetts senior was struck by a car and injured in an alleged hit-and-run accident Saturday night. The cyclist, Matthew Oliverio, a 22-year-old biology major originally...

Amherst man pleads innocent to running over, pointing gun at another man in fight over woman

By Matt Rocheleau

April 16, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Crime, Local News

An Amherst man pleaded not guilty today to multiple charges stemming from an incident yesterday in which police said he intentionally drove a car into another man before pulling out a gun and chasing the man into the woods where he punched and kicked him in a dispute over a young wo...

Local high school students and faculty stand up against bullying

By Angela Hilsman

April 12, 2010

Filed under Local News

In response to South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince’s bullying-prompted suicide on Jan. 14, Amherst Regional High School (ARHS) students and faculty are standing up against bullying and cyber bullying. ARHS students...

Amherst store owner denies using Belichick’s daughter’s credit card

By Collegian News Staff

April 7, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

By Owen Boss and Scott Merzbach, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Special to the Collegian A local shopkeeper, charged with using Bill Belichick’s daughter’s credit card to buy more than a thousand dollars of merchandise ...

UPDATED | Driver found not responsible for hitting UMass alum in crosswalk

By Matt Rocheleau

April 2, 2010

Filed under Local News

[Four portions of this story were updated between 12 and 3 p.m. on Friday, April 2. The updated sections are marked with asterisks (*).] Local police will not file charges against the driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously...

State of emergency declared due to heavy rains, flooding

By Chris Shores

March 29, 2010

Filed under Local News

Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts yesterday in response to a severe rain storm that hit the state Monday and will continue today. “As you know the National Weather service is forecasting...

Irish muralists take residency at UMass

By Anna Meiler

March 29, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Once enemies during the Irish War of Independence, artists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine, sat together on March 30 in the Cape Code Lounge at the University of Massachusetts. In front of a crowded room, the two discussed how they...

Board of Health changes reach of proposed smoking ordinance

By Michelle Williams

March 25, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

Although Thursday’s Board of Health meeting did not end in a vote, it did alter the contours of the town of Amherst’s proposed smoking ordinance. The committee decided to not include the widely used Amherst Commons in the...

Crime Log for March 9 through 22

By Collegian News Staff

March 23, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Tuesday March 9 Alexander Protheroe of Newton, Mass. was arrested for drug law offenses. Working closely with an informant, the detective bureau of the University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) bought a small amount...

Bleacher Report names Minuteman Marching Band among top in nation

By Sam Butterfield

March 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

Editor's note: Figures used in this article were on an older version of the Minutemen Marching Band website and are currently not accurate. The University of Massachusetts Minutemen may not have finished near the top in football this...

UMass spends record $489 million on research in 2009

By Matt Rocheleau

March 12, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

After a record $54 million rise from 2008, research spending hit an all-time high of $489.1 million at the University of Massachusetts last year, according to an announcement from UMass yesterday. Of the nearly $500 mi...