Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Locals rally on Amherst Common Saturday for International Day of Climate Action

By Christa Romano

October 26, 2009

On Saturday, Oct. 24, members of the Amherst community rallied on the Amherst common, as part of an international attempt to send a message to members of the United Nations, calling for serious efforts to reduce global warming....

Literary artists Glaser, Holland and Michel perform pieces at Amherst Books’ event

By Tim Jones

October 22, 2009

A student and professor in the University of Massachusetts’ Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program presented readings from the literary magazine, “The New York Tyrant” at Amherst Books on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. The...

“In Praise of the Earth” to screen at Wistariahurst Museum

By R.P. Hitt

October 22, 2009

As part of a benefit for the Wistariahurst Museum of Holyoke, Mass., nature poet Wally Swist will screen his biographical documentary “In Praise of the Earth: The Poetry of Wally Swist” on Oct. 24, guiding viewers through...

Judge’s ruling allows Vassell to seek selective prosecution defense

By Sam Butterfield

October 19, 2009

As the weeks drag on, nothing seems to be getting much clearer in the nearly two year-old Jason Vassell case. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Judd Carhart ruled Oct. 7 that Vassell's defense team had met the legal standards nece...

Budget cuts close Mark’s Meadow elementary school

By Michael Phillis

October 19, 2009

Just to the north of the University of Massachusetts campus sits Mark’s Meadow elementary school. In the 1990s, UMass used Mark’s Meadow as a laboratory school for their graduate education students. Since then, UMass gave...

Amherst Survival Center director receives honor for community leadership

By Niina Heikkinen

October 19, 2009

As the nation grapples with issues concerning health care reform, Dr. Susan Lowery is taking the lead in a local grassroots effort through the Amherst Survival Center on North Pleasant Street to address the health care needs of the...

Republican Club holds rally against Radical Student Union

By Nick Bush, Collegian staff and Nick Bush

February 23, 2008

Brian Tedder, Collegian Brian Tedder, Collegian The University of Massachusetts Republican Club held a rally on the front steps of the Student Union yesterday, in response to what the club has called a "pornographic" brochu...