Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UM student sustains critical head injuries in assault

By Collegian News Staff

November 15, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Crime

A University of Massachusetts student sustained critical head injuries during an alleged assault at the Pufton Village Apartment complex on North Pleasant Street last Saturday. According to a Monday release from Amherst Police lieutenant Ronald Young, the 23-year-old male student, whose name has not...

Amherst Police Department discovers body of UMass psychology student in Rolling Green Apartments; identity of student released

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, Crime

Yesterday morning, the Amherst Police Department responded to the Rolling Green Apartments in Amherst at approximately 9:04 a.m. and found the body of a 21-year-old male University of Massachusetts student in a four-door black sedan parked in the complex’s lot. The APD has identified the UMass student...

Pulitzer-winning Weingarten speaks at UMass to journalism students

By Matthew M. Robare

November 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Gene Weingarten, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, spoke to an audience of University of Massachusetts students and faculty about his life and forty year career in journalism yesterday in the Cape Cod Lounge. A self-described “shambling wreck of a guy,” he has Theodore Roosevelt’s jowls, Kurt V...

The 411 on East Coast Skiing and Riding

By Kate Evans

November 9, 2010


Filed under Local News

With the first hopeful “wintery mix” weather forecast of the snow season come the preparations. Ski and snowboard waxing, snowmaking and long-underwear shopping are on any skier or boarder’s agenda in provision for ski resorts’ opening days. The University of Massachusetts is a decent location ...

Professor David Lenson on life and teaching

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

David Lenson hopped up onto the lab counter at the front of the lecture hall and clasped his hands in his lap. He’d spent the majority of class time educating his students about a dystopian writer, but now it was time for him to take questions from his eager pupils. He had a loose, maroon and pink striped b...

UMass student suspected in assault case

By Cameron Ford

November 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, Crime

Early Monday afternoon, officers from the Amherst Police Department (APD) arrested a University of Massachusetts student suspected of being involved in an assault in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 31. According to the police report, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, several APD officers wer...

Gene Weingarten to discuss Pulitzer past with UMass Tues.

By Matthew M. Robare

November 8, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten will visit the University of Massachusetts this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. to speak to students. Weingarten was awarded his second Pulitzer in feature writing earlier this year for a story about parents who accidentally leave their children in cars on hot days, killing them. He won his first Pulitzer, also i...

Lawrence Schwartz given named chair in integrative science

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 8, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

Following a recommendation from Chancellor Robert C. Holub and Provost James V. Staros, Professor of biology Lawrence Schwartz was appointed as the first Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg professor of integrative science on Oct. 1. The support for the endowment was part of a gift from 1950 University...

UMass leads by example in its sustainability efforts

By Dan Peltier

November 8, 2010


Filed under Environment

The University of Massachusetts recently received the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Leading by Example award for its efforts to increase sustainability efforts and awareness on campus. According to Mass.gov, the award recognizes “outstanding efforts among...

APD arrest area men on drug, weapons charges

By Collegian News Staff

November 8, 2010


Filed under Crime, Local News

Last weekend, the Amherst Police Department arrested two area men on possession of marijuana and firearms charges, according to a Nov. 8 release from APD Lieutenant Ronald Young. On Saturday, an officer on patrol near Hobart Lane, just past the University of Massachusetts campus, detected what the...

UMass doctoral program ranked among top-performing schools by National Research Council

By Nancy Pierce

November 7, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Every student wants to get value and fulfillment out of their education. With the rising cost of tuition, what student wouldn’t be concerned with the quality of classes and professors? Several University of Massachusetts programs were recently included in a study conducted by the National Rese...

‘Good Samaritan’ policy is altered

By Alyssa Creamer

November 3, 2010


Filed under Campus News

On Oct. 20, the University of Massachusetts Vice Chancellor Jean Kim addressed the Student Government Association about recent concerns surrounding alterations made to the University’s “Good Samaritan Protocol.” In recent years, the “Good Samaritan Protocol” or policy, has been known to students as a practice of ...