Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass senior ruled ineligible to play rugby, pushes to create change

By Nick Canelas

September 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Club Sports, News, Sports

Ryan Martin isn't your ordinary University of Massachusetts student. After graduating high school in 2006 and spending three semesters at Bridgewater State University, Martin left school to join the Marine Corps, where he served two tours in Afghanistan over a four-year span. Martin returned home...

Campus safety a concern as students settle into campus

By Marie MacCune

September 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

As students get settled into their dorms and apartments throughout the University of Massachusetts and its surrounding communities and the fall semester gets into full swing, safety throughout campus is a concern for many. The Clery Center for Security on Campus has even deemed September “Campus Safety...

Family of alumnus Paul Manganaro gives major gift to UMass football

By Conor Snell

September 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Football, News, Sports

The University of Massachusetts Athletics Department has received a major gift on behalf of the Manganaro Family, committed by UMass alumnus and former Minuteman Paul Manganaro and his brother David. The gift will support the UMass football program as well as its new Football Performance Center, scheduled...

Tibetan Buddhist monks to construct sand mandala at UMass

By Aviva Luttrell

September 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

A group of visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be welcomed to the University of Massachusetts campus by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and his wife on Wednesday, Sept. 25, according to a University press release. For two days, the monks will create a sand mandala in the Fine Arts Cen...

Cherry tree planted to honor Hampshire County victims of domestic violence

By Cecilia Prado

September 23, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages 15 to 44 and every nine seconds, a woman in the United States is beaten. In an attempt to raise awareness about domestic violence, members of the Northampton-area community planted a flowering cherry tree outside of the Hampshire...

New Digital Media Lab expands access to modern media technology at W.E.B. Du Bois Library

By Kathleen Donegan

September 23, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

After a year of planning and construction, rows of books, VCRs, files and CDs of the Reserves Department of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library have been replaced by state-of-the-art audio and video recording and editing equipment, facilities and software. Located on the third floor of the Library, the up-and-coming...

Meet SGA Trustee Megan Kingston

By Marleigh Felsenstein

September 23, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

Student Government Association Trustee Megan Kingston went through her entire campaign without coffee -- and loved every minute of it. “I’m the worst campaigner in history,” she said. Along with serving as trustee for the SGA, Kingston, a senior accounting major, has spent her time at the Unive...

Antonio’s Pizza continues to expand

By Nikoleta Nikova

September 23, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Since opening its doors in 1991, Antonio’s Pizza, located in downtown Amherst, has become a focal point in town and a favorite of many University of Massachusetts students. But according to Jay Carreiro, manager of the Antonio’s Pizza in Amherst, since 2001 the company has been expanding significantly. Antonio’s Pizza opened its first ...

Collaborative farmers’ market begins at UMass

By Katrina Borofski

September 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

As the University of Massachusetts increases its efforts toward environmental efficiency and resource sustainability, students, professors and community members are finding ways to support this movement toward eco-friendliness. The university’s own student-run farmers’ market is a perfect example of this green mentality. ...

PVTA introduces ‘bendy-buses’

By Megan Cangemi

September 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

On a busy weekday during the semester, or even on a cool fall night, it can be difficult to squeeze into a bus already crammed with passengers at the University of Massachusetts. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority understands these qualms, however, and has provided a solution for the Amherst are...

Zipcar aims to better student life on campus

By Carrie Bresnahan

September 19, 2013

Filed under Business, Campus News, News, Science & Technology

Having a car on campus can be expensive. The hourly rental car-sharing service Zipcar, however, has arrived on campus to aid students who require a car for their everyday lives. This fall, the University of Massachusetts introduced a partnership with Zipcar to add to the variety of transportation servic...

UMass astronomer solves mystery of Milky Way’s black hole

By David Barnstone

September 19, 2013

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

While most astronomers agree that a massive black hole sits at the center of every major galaxy in the universe, it is less clear how the gravitational pull of these regions interacts with the matter surrounding them. Now, an international team of scientists led by University of Massachusetts astronomy...