Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Zipcar aims to better student life on campus

By Carrie Bresnahan

September 19, 2013

Having a car on campus can be expensive. The hourly rental car-sharing service Zipcar, however, has arrived on campus to aid students who require a car for their everyday lives. This fall, the University of Massachusetts i...

Second Semester Security Updates

By Anna Jolliffe

April 25, 2013

As the spring semester comes to an end at the University of Massachusetts, campus safety officials are concentrating on increasing public communication with police as they wait for the assessment of the security in the residence halls done b...

Survey finds employers value internship and work experience over grades

By Eric Bosco

March 28, 2013

A large percentage of employers esteem on-the-job experience over high grade point averages and distinguished academic records, according to a recent survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Public Media’s Marketplace. ...

Florida tuition proposal gets mixed reactions from UMass community

By Aviva Luttrell

March 11, 2013

A proposal put forth in December by Florida Gov. Rick Scott that calls on his state’s public universities to freeze tuition for students seeking job-friendly degrees has received mixed reactions from students and officials at...

Sequestration may occur, could reduce UMass funding for students and research

By Dan Rodriguez

March 1, 2013

If Congress fails to come to an agreement on sequestration by tonight, the University of Massachusetts stands to lose tens of millions of dollars in research grants and student aid, according to a UMass press release. Sequestration is a series of automatic cuts to the defense and dome...

Student volunteers help taxpayers file tax returns

By Patrick Hoff

February 21, 2013

Tax season has come upon taxpayers of the United States, a time that many dread for its large number of confusing and time consumption forms. However, the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management hopes to calm tax woes for many...

Report: Bachelor’s degree may only lead to bartending or waiting tables

By Jaclyn Bryson

February 15, 2013

There is a greater likelihood that a Bachelor’s degree may lead to tending bar instead of setting the professional bar, according to a recent report by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. “Why Are Recent College Graduates Underempl...

Public higher ed struggles to fill budget gap

By R.P. Hitt

January 26, 2011

Ben Taylor, a University of Massachusetts senior, faces the grim reality of having to pay back over $30 thousand in debt after graduation. He, like many other soon-to-be college graduates, not only face mounting debt, but an incr...

Facebook founder lends a hand

By Michelle Williams

September 26, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook, has agreed to donate $100 million to help improve the public schools of Newark, N.J. Test scores and graduation rates in Newark’s public schools are ...

What’s in an envelope? One school bets on your enrollment

By Sam Hayes

September 21, 2010

It’s the spring of your senior year of high school, and you come home every day eagerly awaiting that coveted acceptance letter from your top choice school. You visualize the bold letterhead with your school’s logo on it, plan out in your head how you will tear open the manila and k...

University presses performing strong

By Cameron Ford

September 7, 2010

The American Association of Publishers (AAP) recently reported exceptionally strong June 2010 book sales for university presses. The study, compiled by AAP Vice President Tina Jordan, shows that hardcover book sales increased 7.7 percen...