Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Commencement on the horizon for Class of 2010

By Sam Butterfield

May 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

After your name is read, you embark on a brief walk up to a podium and exchange a few handshakes followed by applause, it’s all over. Four years of memories, experiences and preparation go into the books, the next name is read and the next journey begins. Donning their caps and gowns, more than 4,000...

The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

By Chelsea Whitton

May 2, 2010


Filed under Environment, Health & Wellness, Local News

The Norwottuck Rail Trail, an 11-mile stretch that winds through Belchertown, Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, Massachusetts, presents its users with preserved land, the Connecticut River, a view of the mountains and fresh New England air, but all this doesn’t come with a simple peddle or strut down...

Watch your waste: Can students saving energy save the word?

By Danielle Kahn

May 2, 2010


Filed under Environment

Every morning Kassaundra Pereira, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, wakes up to an alarm on her phone. After she gets out of bed, she flicks on her light. She then makes her way to the bathroom where she showers and blow-dries her hair. Sometimes she even puts the TV in her room on for...

Sports Management’s SoccerFest hopes to score big

By Collegian News Staff

April 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

It’s time to kick back and get ready for some football … Well, at least they call it football in Europe. The University of Massachusetts will host the latest installment of what has become a noted event on the spring calendar, the Supercuts SoccerFest, held at McGuirk Stadium on May 1. Each spring...

Rape crisis center petitions for involvement in conduct code review

By Matt Rocheleau

April 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

A campus rape crisis center is petitioning that a member of their staff be added to a special commission which will review the student conduct code and present recommended changes to the code by mid-November. The 17-member commission, created in response to the University of Massachusetts’ admission...

Dean of Students office investigated by Commonwealth

By Hannah McGoldrick

April 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

An investigation into the Dean of Students office by the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has commenced the process of appealing the University’s response to a public records request about a relatively-unknown campus committee that seeks to identify and help students who...

Crime Log: April 21 – 25

By Collegian News Staff

April 29, 2010


Filed under Local News

Friday, April 23 Mildred A. Roper of Westford, Massachusetts was arrested as the result of a traffic stop. A University of Massachusetts Police Department officer driving on Massachusetts Ave. viewed a car following behind another car too closely around midnight. After signaling for the car to pull...

‘American Splendor’ author Harvey Pekar to speak today

By Collegian News Staff

April 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Legendary graphic novelist Harvey Pekar will be speaking to students about his life and work today at 5 p.m. in Flavin Auditorium (SOM 137). The 70-year-old Pekar rose to prominence with his pioneering work on the autobiographical comic “American Splendor” in the late 1970s, which broke ground by t...

National Geographic Speaker discusses human connection with trees

By Chelsea Whitton

April 28, 2010


Filed under Environment

In coordination with National Arbor Day on April 30 and as part of the “Spring 2010 TEI Environmental Lecture Series,” the University of Massachusetts hosted a lecture by Nalini Nadkarni, a National Geographic Speaker, Tuesday night in the Stockbridge Bowker Auditorium. About 150 guests attended...

Second annual Isenberg Golf Tournament will contribute to scholarship fund

By Chelsea Whitton

April 28, 2010


Filed under Business

The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts is not just all about business and no fun. For two SOM students a capstone project became an alternative endeavor and event – a golf tournament in which portions of proceeds contribute to a scholarship fund. Michael Friedman and...

Commonwealth Honors College Hosts Lectures on Sustainability and Environment

By Kat Manser

April 28, 2010


Filed under Environment

As part of the 40th Earth Day and Commonwealth Honors College’s tenth birthday, a series of “Daffodil Lectures” were held in the Integrated Sciences Building on sustainability and the environment last Saturday. The lecture series was moderated by University of Massachusetts Professor Julie Brigham-Grette,...

Psychology professors to embark on new research study of Alzheimer’s disease

By Collegian News Staff

April 28, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Two psychology professors at the University of Massachusetts are embarking on a medical study to “identify possible risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease,” said a press release issued by the UMass News Office. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, alz.org, Alzheimer’s is a brain...