Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Artist Business Training Project to help struggling artists learn business strategies

By Anna Meiler

February 7, 2010

Filed under Local News

To ease the blows the economy has had on struggling artists, the University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Service is using an $8,000 grant awarded to them by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to run the “Artist...

Mass. native recounts Haiti aftermath, relief efforts

By Matt Rocheleau

January 31, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

He heard initial reports that around 5,000 were dead in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but within moments of driving into Haiti’s capital the next morning and seeing the aftermath firsthand, Peter Kapiloff knew those estimates wer...

Amherst to hold elections for Town Meeting positions

By Michelle Williams

January 29, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

Although Amherst’s demographics have more than 50 percent of residents falling between the ages of 18 and 24, this overrepresented population bloc is underrepresented in one place that counts: Amherst’s 240 Town Meeting members. This...

Gov. Patrick releases 2011 budget; UMass spared cuts

By Nick Bush

January 28, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Local News

With the release of Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2011 budget Tuesday, it appears as if the University of Massachusetts has been spared any major cuts to funding – for the time being, at least. In a press release announcing the budget proposal Wednesday, Patrick stated t...

Valley responds to Haiti devastation

By Jessica Bonheur

January 26, 2010

Filed under Five College News, Local News

In the wake of tragedy, students at the University of Massachusetts have created an alliance called “UMass Haiti Relief” to raise and provide needed support for the country rocked by a magnitude-7 earthquake two weeks ago. Led by the Haitian American Student Ass...

Serious car crash sends four people to hospital

By Matt Rocheleau

January 21, 2010

Filed under Local News

A pickup truck and an SUV collided head-on in Amherst Monday night, sending four people to the hospital and causing extensive damage to both vehicles, according to police. Three of the people involved who were riding together...

East Pleasant St. crash results in OUI arrest

By Sam Butterfield

December 10, 2009

Filed under Local News

The Amherst Police Department announced Wednesday that an early morning crash at the intersection of Grantwood Dr. and East Pleasant St. had resulted in the second OUI arrest for a 26-year-old Holyoke woman, among other charg...

‘TinkerPlots’ aims to raise student interest in learning

By Michelle Williams

December 1, 2009

Filed under Local News

A new style of learning called TinkerPlots is being tested within the coursework of Chestnut Hill Elementary, Fort River and Lynch Middle School in Holyoke. TinkerPlots Dynamic Data Exploration is a software program developed...

82 UMass buildings added to Mass. historic asset inventory

By Michael Phillis

November 29, 2009

Filed under Campus News, Local News

Eighty-two new University of Massachusetts buildings have been added to Massachusetts’ “Inventory of Archaeological and Historic Assets of the Commonwealth” list – raising the total number of UMass buildings on this list to 105, according to Preserve UMass, a group that advocates for ...

Amherst Police receive $17,000 grant

By Nick Bush

November 29, 2009

Filed under Archives, Local News

Amherst Police Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24 that the Amherst Police Department has been named the recipient of a $17,000 grant from the federal Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway...

UMass Transit Services hosts second-annual Food Bus Drive

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2009

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The University of Massachusetts Transit Services has announced that it will sponsor its second-annual Food Bus Drive beginning Nov. 30. Collection bins will be placed near the front of all UMass Transit Services buses, and...