Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Researchers examine whether SAT scores truly represent student abilities

By Olivia Bernard

October 2, 2012

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

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

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

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

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

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

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

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

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

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

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

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...

Music group shoots video in the campus center

By Katie Landeck

January 25, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Miscellaneous, News

Against a gray cement backdrop in the basement of the Campus Center, Moe Edwards leaned into his microphone to sing, breaking the silence. Three boys carefully positioned themselves on the desk behind him, playing back up ...

Feeling down? High five! Thursday is National High Five Day

By Sam Butterfield

April 18, 2011

Filed under Miscellaneous

If bewildering workloads and ongoing grey weather have you down, cheer up: Thursday is National High Five Day! The San Francisco-based National High Five Project announced Monday that it will be sponsoring the tenth-annual National High Five Day Thursday, April 21 at high-five-facilitating l...

News across the nation

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 24, 2011

Filed under Miscellaneous

Wall Street gets a lift after earnings reports continue to impress investors “Corporate earnings continue to be exceptionally strong,” said Oliver Pursche, president of Gary Goldberg Financial Services. “I think the markets continue to focus on the underlying recovery of the U.S. econom...

Texas group launches new scholarship for white males only

By Sam Butterfield

March 9, 2011

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

A group of graduate students at Texas State University has come up with a new kind of need-based scholarship, and have even created their own non-profit 501(c)(3) group to bankroll their mission. Texas State graduate students Colby Boh...

The protests in Libya unraveled

By Michelle Williams

February 22, 2011

Filed under Miscellaneous, News

Last week, on February 16, a crowd gathered outside a government office in Benghazi, Libya, armed with rocket and gasoline bombs. The demonstrators, estimated from several hundred to several thousand, marched in the country’s s...

Large majority of Americans sympathetic to protesters in Egypt

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 8, 2011

Filed under Archives, Miscellaneous

According to a Gallup poll released late Monday night, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the protests that have been rocking Cairo, Egypt for the past two weeks. 66 percent of Americans polled said “political changes occurring in Egypt will be mostly good for that country, and a similar percentage (60...