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UMass student dies Wednesday in Chicopee

UMass student dies Wednesday in Chicopee

By Collegian News Staff

December 15, 2013


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, News

A University of Massachusetts student died in Chicopee on Wednesday, according to MassLive.com. Vyacheslav Yanyuk, 21, of Chicopee, was a senior at UMass and planned to graduate this spring with a degree in microbiology and a minor in philosophy, according to MassLive.com. As of Sunday evening,...

UMass releases independent review of residence hall security

UMass releases independent review of residence hall security

By Patrick Hoff

December 5, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Crime, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts released the independent review of residence hall security by Business Protection Specialists on Wednesday after the company’s nine-month evaluation of the campus. Overall, BPS made 87 recommendations to the University in its 214-page report, breaking them down in...

Skateboarding to Eden

Skateboarding to Eden

By Gabe Scarbrough

December 5, 2013


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

When one thinks of the small businesses that a college student could run, skateboard manufacturer is probably not the first venture to come to mind. But that is exactly what 22-year-old University of Massachusetts junior Russell Phelan is doing in his spare time. Phelan, who studies computer science...

Massachusetts Senate votes to raise minimum wage

Massachusetts Senate votes to raise minimum wage

By Catherine Ferris

December 5, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The Massachusetts Senate recently voted to increase the minimum wage from $8 to $11, which would give the state the highest minimum wage in the country. The bill passed by a vote of 32-7 and will now head to the House. From there the bill would head to Governor Deval Patrick’s desk to sign. According to The ...

UMass CHCRC dorms not exclusive to honors students

UMass CHCRC dorms not exclusive to honors students

By Steffi Porter

December 5, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

This article is part five in a series addressing student reactions to the Commonwealth Honors Complex. The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) at the University of Massachusetts does not exclusively house members of the Commonwealth Honors College. The new buildings, c...

Five College researchers work on finding life on the Red Planet

Five College researchers work on finding life on the Red Planet

By Soren Hough

December 5, 2013


Filed under Env. & Tech., Five College News, News, Science & Technology

In September 2013, NASA found water on Mars. According to an article in Science Daily, Dr. Laurie Leshin at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute stated that “about two percent of the soil on the surface of Mars is made up of water, which is a great resource, and interesting scientifically.” The...

Student-run survey looks for connection between extracurricular activities, academic performance

Student-run survey looks for connection between extracurricular activities, academic performance

By Laura Diamond

December 5, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

The next time you think about going to a party, heading to the Recreation Center or cracking open a beer, think about how that can affect your academic performance. That’s what a group of five sophomore Commonwealth Honors students – Emily  Richards, Dan Fallon, Heather Guadagnoli, Olivia K...

SGA discusses status of UMass football team, celebrates semester’s work

SGA discusses status of UMass football team, celebrates semester’s work

By Katrina Borofski

December 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

Members of the University of Massachusetts’ Student Government Association spent a portion of their meeting Monday night summarizing the hard work that took place this semester and congratulated each other for making progress in a number of areas. Vice Chancellor Enku Gelaye shared a similar ...

Students react to upcoming on-campus car chargers

By Nikoleta Nikova

December 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

There will be five new electric car chargers installed at the University of Massachusetts in the coming months, according to Bill Watts of Transportation Services. According to UMass News and Media Relations, two of the chargers will be installed at Robsham Visitors Center, two at the parking garage and the final charger will b...

Proposed off-campus student housing development sparks community

By Shelby Ashline

December 4, 2013


Filed under Local News, News

Concerned about the effects of developing a new housing complex in the woodlands of Amherst, an organization called “Save Historic Cushman” has brought together community members in opposition of the potential construction. Landmark Properties, working out of Athens, Ga., is considering buying 1...

Petition to open Atkins Farms branch in North Amherst approaches signature goal

By Kate Leddy

December 4, 2013


Filed under Local News, News

A petition asking Atkins Farms to establish a second market in North Amherst has nearly reached its goal of 400 signatures, and its creator, Cinda Jones, is feeling hopeful. For years, Jones has been trying to convince Atkins Farms president Pauline Lannon to open a second market that would be easily accessible to areas in North Amherst s...

Bulk YCMP sales eliminated this semester

By Nikoleta Nikova

December 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

As of this semester, University of Massachusetts Dining Services will eliminate bulk YCMP sales, according to David Eichstaedt, director of Retail Dining Services. Previously, these bulk sales had allowed students to use up leftover swipes to purchase cases of chips and soda at the end of the semester. According to Eichstaedt,...