Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Karl Rove delivers speech despite protests

By Patrick Hoff

April 10, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

Republican strategist Karl Rove scrutinized the current state of the U.S. economy, the federal deficit and the Obama administration Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom to a crowd that included dozens of vocal protesters. The 62-year-old former Bush administration official was interrupted multiple times by groups of pe...

Handful of students win seats in Town Meeting

By Collegian News Staff

April 10, 2013


Filed under Local News, News

More than 10 University of Massachusetts students seem to have secured Amherst Town Meeting seats. According to unofficial results from Tuesday's town election, of the 83 open Town Meeting spots, 11 were claimed by UMass students. Among the students who appear to have won seats is Student Government Association P...

Fifteenth annual Freedom Seder unites campus cultural groups

By Karen Podorefsky

April 10, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

The 15th annual Freedom Seder was presented by a joint committee of members from the Black Student Union, Muslim Students Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Bahá'í Club and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life on Monday evening, This Seder was adapted from the traditional Passover Seder to include educational aspects of multiculturalism a...

Karl Rove to speak at UMass

By Nikki Grossfeld

April 9, 2013


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, News, Politics

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove, will speak at the  University of Massachusetts [1] on Tuesday about America’s future and moving forward, as well as the future of the Republican Party. Rove is often considered to have been “The Architect”...

Amherst town elections open today

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 8, 2013


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News, Politics, SGA

The Town of Amherst polls will open today for the annual town elections, in which at least 15 University of Massachusetts students will be vying for election for a Town Meeting seat. The Town Meeting is projected to be made up of roughly 250 seats and it is expected that there will be 24 elected members from e...

Large gatherings lead to multiple alcohol-related arrests in the Amherst crime log

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

April 8, 2013


Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Due to the large number of off-campus gatherings, including one on Hobart Lane, which was said to be part of the “Hobart Hoedown,” there were a number of alcohol-related arrests in Amherst this weekend. According to the Amherst Police Department, precautions were taken for this weekend in preparation for e...

Losing their locks for a cause

By Patrick Hoff

April 8, 2013


Filed under Local News, News

Alpha Delta Phi member Tom Irwin is used to shaving his head for charity, having done it a total of three times. “The first time I did it for my cousin, and I kind of fell off in high school,” Irwin said. “But I heard they were doing it here, and I jumped right on board.” Irwin’s younger cousin had lung cancer as...

Hobart Hoedown shut down early as police break up large gatherings

By Chelsie Field

April 8, 2013


Filed under News

Amherst Police broke up a crowd of about 100 people on Hobart Lane and cleared a gathering of between 400 and 500 people at the Townehouse apartment condominiums on Meadow Street Saturday afternoon, officials said. Police cleared out the gathering on Hobart Lane – which was said to be part of the ...

District Attorney’s Office debuts sexual assault prevention campaign

By Aviva Luttrell

April 7, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

Calling for an end to sexual assaults on campus, officials from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office on Friday premiered a series of three public service announcements aimed at raising awareness of the issue. The 30-second videos, which feature local students, were shown during the Campaign...

Divest UMass aims to end University investment in fossil fuel corporations

By Aviva Luttrell

April 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, News

A group of University of Massachusetts students have banded together to join a growing national movement aimed at convincing colleges and universities to pull their investments from fossil fuel companies. The newly formed Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is circulating a petition to UMass President Rob...

Alpha Delta Phi, UMPD members shave heads for St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

By Daniel Moldonado

April 4, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts campus will be seeing an influx of shaved heads come Sunday. Members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, along with the UMass Police Department, will be sporting their newly shaven heads at the fraternity’s fourth annual fundraising event for the St. Baldrick’...

Former NFL star talks athletes’ struggle to live life as role models

By Patrick Strohecker

April 4, 2013


Filed under Miscellaneous, News, Sports

For years, athletes have been viewed as icons for children growing up, idolizing their favorite players from their favorite teams. But after Nike ran a commercial in 1993 of Charles Barkley stating that he is not a role model, the question began to be tossed around: should athletes be role models? That...