Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst Select Board votes to recommend higher alcohol fines

By Nick Bush

February 23, 2010

Filed under Local News

The Town of Amherst Select Board voted unanimously last night to recommend raising fines for drinking-related bylaws to the state maximum of $300 at the annual Town Meeting this spring. The item was raised in response to a...

UMass-Lowell sophomore Jonathan Loya to run for state legislature

By Chris Shores

February 23, 2010

Filed under Local News

Many college students are involved in campus politics, but University of Massachusetts Lowell sophomore Jonathan Loya is shooting for Beacon Hill. The 19-year-old from Holliston, Mass. has announced his decision to run for Massachusetts State Representative of the Middlesex E...

Community Clips – Week of Tuesday Feb. 23

By Collegian News Staff

February 22, 2010

Filed under Local News

Campus Visit Day: Full-Time MBA Program Learn more about our highly ranked MBA Program at the Isenberg School of Management. Tue Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. Isenberg School of Management 305   The Institute of Black Invention and...

New service offers “Life Without Laundry”

By Kat Manser

February 21, 2010

Filed under Local News

The typical student living on-campus at the University of Massachusetts must spend $1.50 in quarters to wash and $1.50 to dry when it comes time to do one load of laundry. Many students also comment on the time it takes to wait...

UMass junior Maia F. McDermott, 21, dies in early morning crash

By Matt Rocheleau

February 20, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

A 21-year-old University of Massachusetts student died early this morning when a vehicle she was driving struck a utility pole in Bolyston, Mass. and burst into flames, according to police. A 2006 Mazda, driven by Maia...

Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four

By Matt Rocheleau

February 13, 2010

Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News, Local News, Web-Exclusive

View Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four - in a larger map A serious head-on collision on Route 9 in Hadley earlier this week separated the engine from one of the vehicles involved and hospitalized four people, including three who are believed to be University of...

PVTA gets an “A” for being green

By Laura Lovett

February 11, 2010

Filed under Local News

Plentiful, efficient transportation, student involvement, and a green initiative have earned the University of Massachusetts’ transit system an “A” in the 2010 college sustainability report. Director of UMass Transit Al Byam said the primary reason for earning the g...

Heavy fire in Presidential Apartments leaves tenants displaced

By Michelle Williams

February 9, 2010

Filed under Local News

A heavy fire broke out at the Presidential Apartments in Amherst Saturday night causing severe damage, and though no one was injured, tenants from four apartment units have been displaced since. Town firefighters responded...

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...