Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Florida tuition proposal gets mixed reactions from UMass community

By Aviva Luttrell

March 11, 2013

Filed under Business, Miscellaneous, News

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...

Acclaimed scholar Robin D.G. Kelley speaks at UMass

By Chelsie Field

March 7, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

For historian Robin D.G. Kelley, the idea of American democracy has long been in decline. Kelley, who currently teaches history at the University of California, Los Angeles, spoke Tuesday to a crowded room of about 130 people a...

New England Public Radio breaks ground on new facility in Springfield

By Patrick Hoff

March 7, 2013

Filed under Local News, Miscellaneous, News

New England Public Radio formally broke ground on its new facility in Springfield on Monday, ushering in the next chapter in the history of the radio station. Located in downtown Springfield at the corner of Main and Bridge streets, the multi-mi...

UMass returns Native American remains after 88 years

By Katherine Clark

March 7, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, Miscellaneous, News

The University of Massachusetts is in the final stages of repatriating the remains of 64 Native American individuals who were excavated in 1925 by F.B. Loomis, a professor of geology at Amherst College at the time. The remains...

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

By Dan Rodriguez

March 1, 2013

Filed under Business, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

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...

Late UMass senior James Tan remembered for his passion for volunteering

By Chelsie Field

February 28, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Profiles

University of Massachusetts senior James W. Tan, a 10-year resident of Belchertown, passed away Feb. 19. He was 22. The death occurred at an undisclosed Amherst location and was ruled not suspicious by the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Officials confirmed t...

Former chancellor Randolph W. Bromery dead at 87

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Profiles

Randolph William “Bill” Bromery, of Peabody, former chancellor of the University of Massachusetts and Commonwealth Professor emeritus of geophysics, died Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Danvers at the age of 87. Bromery served...

UMass students protest Keystone pipeline in capital

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Environment, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

Over 40,000 protesters flooded the United States capital on Feb.17 in an effort to alert President Barack Obama to the potential repercussions that approving the Keystone XL pipeline could have on the future of the country and climat...

Student volunteers help taxpayers file tax returns

By Patrick Hoff

February 21, 2013

Filed under Business, Campus News, Local News, Miscellaneous, News

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

Filed under Business, Miscellaneous, News

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...

Stonewall Center to host Valentine’s dance Saturday

By Patrick Hoff

February 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, Miscellaneous, News

The Fine Arts Center lobby will be filled with Valentine’s Day decorations on Saturday night when the Stonewall Center hosts a Valentine’s-themed dance. Promoted as “Love Comes Out: A LGBTQA Dance Party,” the dance ...

UMass study sheds light on dogs and wolves

By George Felder

January 28, 2013

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

Recent findings by a University of Massachusetts biologist have significantly altered previous understanding of the developmental rifts between the closely related dog and wolf species. A study conducted by evolutionary biologist Kathryn Lord focused on what sets dogs and wolves apart gen...