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...

Former NFL star talks athletes’ struggle to live life as role models

By Patrick Strohecker

April 4, 2013

For years, athletes have been viewed as icons for children growing up, idolizing their favorite players from their favorite teams. But after Nike ran a commercial in 1993 of Charles Barkley stating that he is not a role model,...

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...

Acclaimed scholar Robin D.G. Kelley speaks at UMass

By Chelsie Field

March 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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...