Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

UMass offers high school students a chance at polymer research

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2009

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications from high school students interested in gaining first-hand laboratory research experience. The Center will...

American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is accepting nominations for Hometown Heroes honor

By Chelsea Whitton

November 25, 2009

Filed under Local News

The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is now accepting nominations for the Hometown Heroes honor, its largest annual fundraising event, in which all funds support the chapter in serving the community. Last year’s event...

Amherst Unitarian Church holds transgender memorial and candlelight vigil

By Michelle Williams

November 23, 2009

Filed under Local News

More than 60 supporters, speakers and mourners turned out for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Nov. 19, which was observed at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst with help from the University of Massachusetts...

No happy ending for local massage parlors

By Rachel Dougherty

November 18, 2009

Filed under Local News

November 4 was just another normal day in the Pioneer Valley: cows being milked, hippies shopping for organic vegetables, Chinese prostitution rings being infiltrated by the police. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, eight area massage...

Smith College harnesses solar energy

By R.P. Hitt

November 16, 2009

Filed under Five College News, Science & Technology

The roof of Smith College’s campus center will soon be producing its own energy. Solar panels are to be mounted atop the campus center in the upcoming weeks, according to a press release from Smith released Nov. 6. Community...

Stephen King comes to Amherst Cinema via live feed

By Michelle Williams

November 15, 2009

Filed under Local News

Last Tuesday night, Amherst Cinema broadcasted the live feed of New York Times writer Janet Maslin’s interview of Stephen King to a local audience. The event began with a 30-minute introductory video of previous interviews...

Visitor policy changes at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital

By Jessica Bonheur

November 11, 2009

Filed under Health & Wellness, Local News

Due to the rising number of influenza cases this fall, many hospitals in the region have re-evaluated their visitation policies. As a measure to help preserve public health and the safety and well-being of inpatients and visitors,...

Stephen King comes to Amherst via Satellite

By Michelle Williams

November 9, 2009

Filed under Local News

The Amherst Cinema will present TimesTalks Live, a discussion between author Stephen King and Janet Maslin, a New York Times book critic on Tuesday Nov. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with an introductory video to the TimesTalk LIVE event...

Student struck by vehicle while collecting for charity

By Angela MacGray

November 8, 2009

Filed under Local News

While he was out collecting donations for the homeless on Halloween night in participation with a MassPirg charity program, a student from the University of Massachusetts was struck by a car on Triangle St. in Amherst at around...