Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Former chancellor Randolph W. Bromery dead at 87

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

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

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

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...

Stonewall Center to host Valentine’s dance Saturday

By Patrick Hoff

February 14, 2013

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

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...

Researchers examine whether SAT scores truly represent student abilities

By Olivia Bernard

October 2, 2012

As high school seniors are sending out their transcripts and SAT scores to colleges, and others still are scrambling to fit the test into their schedules, researchers are questioning whether SAT scores will represent a studen...

UMass alumni finalists in Fox 25 wedding contest

By Herb Scribner

September 12, 2012

Two University of Massachusetts alumni might get a wedding to remember. ­­Ryan McLane, 1st lieutenant of the Army National Guard, and his fiancée, Taylor Lincoln, are finalists in the Fox 25 Boston Weddings to Remembe...

Study shows minority students benefit from instructors of same ethnicity

By Nia Decaille

March 15, 2012

African American, Latino or Native American students benefit from being taught by instructors from the same ethnic or socioeconomic group, according to a study published in Sept. 2011. An article titled “Study Finds Minority Stude...

14,000 more jobs made available for women in the Military

By Brittney Figueira

March 1, 2012

Due to policy changes by the Department of Defense [DoD], over 14,000 assignment opportunities will soon be open to women in the U.S. Military, according to an article recently published in USA Today. According to the Departm...

UM researchers found fish capable of communication through a form of talking

By Claire Anderson

February 16, 2012

Fish communicate through a form of talking, according to research conducted by University of Massachusetts fish biologists, who found that sounds like grunting, drumming and duck-like calls are all forms of fish communication. UMass fish biologists...

19 million jobs could be created by banks spending, says PERI study

By Mason Woolley

February 2, 2012

Banks might be the source of 19 million new jobs – if they spend $1.4 trillion of their cash. According to a study conducted recently by the Political Economy Research Institute [PERI] – an independent unit of the University of Massachusetts – if banks spend $1.4 of their $3.6 t...