Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bye bye burritos, hello health

By Mary Reines

September 8, 2013


Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

Students at the University of Massachusetts noticed some big changes at the newly refurbished Hampshire Dining Commons, which now has a circular layout, no longer serves soft drinks and only serves burritos on occasion, as opposed to every day. Although the abolition of soda was a big move, students a...

UMass Renaissance Center creates authentic 16th century garden

By Jaclyn Bryson

September 8, 2013


Filed under Local News, News

Located just off of the University of Massachusetts campus, a newly constructed garden full of the sights and smells of freshly planted herbs and vegetables give visitors a chance to travel back to the age of the Renaissance. “Very often people think of the Renaissance and they think of great painters...

UMass graduate wins food science competition

By Mary Reines

September 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., News, Science & Technology

A faster way to detect pesticide residue was discovered by University of Massachusetts Honors graduate Wisiani Wijaya. She won first place at the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association’s (IFTSA) undergraduate research competition in July. What once took hours only takes about 1...

UMass engineer gets Department of Energy funding to improve chemical reactions in fuel cells

By David Barnstone

September 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News, Science & Technology

Now, some of that money is coming to support the work of one engineer at the University of Massachusetts who is trying to understand the fundamental science of fuel cells and use that knowledge to suggest ways to make them less expensive and more efficient. Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, assistant professor...

UMass awarded $95 million Life Sciences Grant

By Allison Ludtke

September 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News, Science & Technology

Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced this past June that the University of Massachusetts received a $95 million grant to fund life sciences projects and research at the university. Another $5.5 million will go toward the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute,...

UMass looks to improve through ongoing fundraising effort

By Brian Bevilacqua

September 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

Buoyed by donations from the public, the University of Massachusetts has raised $200 million in the midst of its most expansive fundraising campaign in its 150-year history, named “UMass Rising.” Several million of these donations were raised over the summer from alumni donations, elevating “UMass...

UMass student spends summer in Wyoming wilderness

By Samara Abramson

September 4, 2013


Filed under News

Samantha Marino had an “amazing” experience over the summer in the wilderness of Wyoming. A management major at the University of Massachusetts, Marino left her hometown of Byfield, Mass., on May 15 to spend the next three and half months at Pahaska Tepee Resort, which is 50 miles from the nearest...

UMass begins ban on tobacco products

By Soren Hough

September 3, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, News

On July 1, 2013, the University of Massachusetts went completely tobacco-free, officially banning traditional and e-cigarettes, hookahs and chew. Tobacco-free policies are supported by the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College Health A...

Dr. George Corey chosen as new executive director of UHS

By Jaclyn Bryson

September 3, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness, News

  Dr. George Corey, most recently the assistant medical director at University Health Services, has been appointed the new executive director of UHS following the retirement of Dr. Alan Calhoun last June, according to a University of Massachusetts press release. Corey received his medical...

Funding increase freezes UMass tuition and fees

By Aviva Luttrell

September 3, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

Tuition and fees at the University of Massachusetts will remain flat this academic year following a push by higher education officials to ease the financial burden on students. Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law the fiscal year 2014 state budget, which will provide $479 million in funding for the...

Freshmen descend upon UMass for 2013 move-in

By Elise Kei-Rahn

September 3, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts’ newest entrants into the student body arrived on campus Friday, making history as both the University’s 150th class and also the highest-achieving entering class ever. Hundreds of cars lined both Stadium and North Residential Drives, with their inhabitants eagerly...

October 2012 alleged gang rape defendants return to court

By Patrick Hoff

September 2, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Pre-trial hearings continued over the summer for the four men accused in the October 2012 gang rape of a University of Massachusetts student, with defendants being ordered to submit DNA samples and requesting access to the records belonging to the alleged victim. In May, Hampshire Superior Court Judge...