Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

By Chelsea Whitton

May 2, 2010

The Norwottuck Rail Trail, an 11-mile stretch that winds through Belchertown, Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, Massachusetts, presents its users with preserved land, the Connecticut River, a view of the mountains and fresh New...

Crime Log: April 21 – 25

By Collegian News Staff

April 30, 2010

Friday, April 23 Mildred A. Roper of Westford, Massachusetts was arrested as the result of a traffic stop. A University of Massachusetts Police Department officer driving on Massachusetts Ave. viewed a car following behind...

UPDATED: 12 hospitalized, including ‘large number’ of UMass students, for severe intoxication at campus party, area hospital forced to close ER

By Matt Rocheleau

April 26, 2010

A dozen people, including a high number of UMass students, were hospitalized and treated for severe intoxication after becoming ill during an on-campus dance party Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to campus offici...

PD: Driver who struck, injured UMass bicyclist in hit-and-run identified

By Collegian News Staff

April 26, 2010

The driver of a vehicle that struck and hospitalized a University of Massachusetts bicyclist in a hit-and-run collision last weekend has been identified, police said. A 19-year-old Orange man, whose name was not disclosed because he h...

Economic analyst Janszen discusses online start-ups

By Michelle Williams

April 25, 2010

Eric Janszen, an economic analyst and CEO of iTulip, a financial advisory firm, spoke at the University of Massachusetts last Wednesday evening, delivering a presentation titled “How to Build a Company in 40 Minutes.” The...

Crime Log April 12 – 19

By Collegian News Staff

April 25, 2010

April 12 Karen Brinn-Nazarro of Crestwood, New York, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. At 8:34 p.m., two female students reported a woman in Hampden Dining Commons snack bar verbally harassing them. Brinn-Nazarro...

Showcase debate features heated opinion from students

By Michelle Williams

April 22, 2010

Students, faculty and community members filled the Cape Cod Lounge in the University of Massachusetts Student Union Wednesday night, with students packing in to sit on the floor or stand in the back just to catch a glimpse of...

Open wide, here comes the Taste of UMass

By Collegian News Staff

April 21, 2010

The 16th-Annual Taste of UMass will be held today from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mullins Center. PVTA buses to the Mullins Center from across campus will be available starting at 4:00 p.m., with extra buses running to accommodate...

UMass Pow Wow honors Native American culture

By Jennifer Heshion

April 19, 2010

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

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

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

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...