Massachusetts Daily Collegian

District Attorney’s office discusses UMass rape situation

By Matt Rocheleau

March 7, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

The county’s district attorney’s office did not comment on a sexual assault case recently mishandled by campus administrators, but an official there said Friday that most instances of sexual assault require the victim’s...

Amherst officials discuss party-prevention strategies

By Sam Butterfield

March 7, 2010

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

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...

Cooley Dickinson Hospital to open walk-in clinic in Amherst

By Chelsea Whitton

March 7, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

Doctors from the Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s (CDH) emergency department announced finalized plans for a walk-in clinic in Amherst are underway. In June 2010, the CDH in Northampton will open a new walk-in clinic department...

Post office burglar delivered to jail

By Collegian News Staff

March 7, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

At approximately 4:20 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 27, 2010, several police officers from the Amherst Police Department (Amherst PD) responded to a report of a building alarm at the United States Post Office located on 141 North...

Life after college offers both challenge and opportunity

By Chris Shores

March 4, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

Undergraduate commencement is just over two months away, and the big question remains: do you know what you are doing after college? Some students will tell you they know exactly what they want to do. Kamellia Keo, a pre-med major, recently applied to Teach for A...

Northampton judge postpones motion for dismissal in Vassell case

By Caitlin Soto

March 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

A judge of the Superior Court of Hampshire County has postponed a motion on Tuesday March 2 to dismiss the case against former University of Massachusetts student Jason Vassell until March 26.  The motion was proposed in late 2008 by Vassell’s defense team, and seeks to dismiss t...

Crime Log for Feb 19 through March 1

By Collegian News Staff

March 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Friday Feb. 19 David Clark of Providence, RI was arrested at 4:20 p.m. for drug law offenses. An officer of the University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) was stationed in Lot 12 on the University campus Friday night...

University President Jack M. Wilson to step down in 2011

By Matt Rocheleau

March 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson announced yesterday he will step down after eight years as head of the five-campus system when his current term ends in June 2011. “It has been an honor and privilege to...

Community Clips – March 2-8

By Collegian News Staff

March 2, 2010

Filed under Local News

Cows For Africa UMass Dining partners with Land O'Lakes during “Cows For Africa.” Points earned by UMass Dining will provide a cow for an African family. Tue Mar. 2, all day.  All Dining Commons Guest Artists...

Slideshow: Nor’easter pummels North Shore

By Justin Gagnon

February 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Environment, Local News, Slideshows, Web-Exclusive

A nor'easter hit the North Shore on the night of Feb. 25 into the following morning. The storm pulled trees from the ground, ripped roofs off of houses and businesses, and even started a fire. Many cars were crushed by fallen trees and parts of buildings. Crews are working around the clock to clean up the mess, but a handful of houses are still without electricity....

UPDATED | UMass junior Rebecca L. Walsh studying in Chile is safe after massive quake

By Matt Rocheleau

February 27, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Local News

Map locating epicenter of 8.8 magnitude earthquake in central Chile. (MCT) A University of Massachusetts junior studying abroad in Chile said she is safe after the South American nation was rocked by one of the strongest earthquakes ev...

Smoking ban proposal sparks debate in Amherst

By R.P. Hitt

February 26, 2010

Filed under Local News

Smokers and non-smokers arrived at Bangs Community Center Thursday to discuss possible new changes to the smoking laws of Amherst, which would prohibit smoking on town-owned outdoor properties and outside of restaurants. According...