Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Professors encourage wealthy to donate tax cuts

By Sam Hayes

January 24, 2011

Frustrated by Congress’ Dec. 17 extension of Bush-era tax cuts across all income brackets, three Cornell and Yale professors created a new website,, to urge wealthy Americans to give their tax cuts to c...

Students react to study on minority friendships

By Sahar Ashraf

January 23, 2011

Two months after disembarking from a transatlantic flight bound for the University of Massachusetts, Maheen Iqbal had an attack of feelings of alienation. As an incoming international student from Dubai, U.A.E., she was a novelty...

UMass students compete in skydiving competition

By Alyssa Creamer

January 18, 2011

Skydiving can be seen as a brave endeavor, a task for bucket lists and a mother’s worst nightmare involving her teenage thrill-seeker. However, skydiving is also a collegiate sport, not only for the brave, but also for the...

Study: alumni satisfied with college experience

By Ashley Berger

January 18, 2011

Despite the troubling economic times, a recent survey conducted by the American Council of Education (ACE) found college alumni are overall satisfied with their college experience and believe their degrees to be worth the expense...

Chinese enrollment at American universities up from previous years

By Claire Reid Kiss

December 7, 2010

The Fall 2010 enrollment in American colleges brought an increase of foreign student enrollment, specifically students from China. The enrollment of Chinese students in American universities increased 30 percent, for the 2009-10...

CCPH adds four new hires to staff

By Staff

December 7, 2010

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) at the University of Massachusetts has recently updated its staff with three psychologists and an outreach specialist. The team of psychologists, Patricia A. Barrows,...

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...

Second annual Isenberg Golf Tournament will contribute to scholarship fund

By Chelsea Whitton

April 28, 2010

The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts is not just all about business and no fun. For two SOM students a capstone project became an alternative endeavor and event – a golf tournament in which portions...

Changes must be made to boardrooms to avoid future market failures

By Chris Shores

April 6, 2010

In order to avoid a stock market collapse similar to the one in 2008, regulation and change must be applied to companies’ board of directors, said John Gillespie to a full audience in an Isenberg classroom yesterday. Gillespie...

Save this, Spend that

By Staff

March 9, 2010

By: Naychelle Lucas Special to the Collegian Laundry for the month: $20. Ink for your printer: $60.99. Gas to get home for the weekend: $30. The single teardrop that glides down your cheek when you go to the ATM: priceless. SOAPnet’s...