Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Roof comes down on UMass Rowing Team boats

By Stephen Hewitt

February 10, 2011

This year’s excessive wintry conditions have caused several problems across the country, and the Massachusetts women’s rowing team can now add their boats to the list of damage inflicted by the record snowfall. Sometime between this past Saturday night and Sunday morning, approximately four feet o...

Emergency services called to Newman Center

By Collegian News Staff

February 10, 2011

Emergency services were called to the Newman Center late Tuesday night for an unresponsive man, who was later pronounced dead. The man was identified as Craig Lorraine, a 45-year-old man, said Mary Carey, the spokesperson for the office of District Attorney David Sullivan, in an interview with The Republican. She said he was believed to be homeless, and lived on the streets of Northampto...

Gelaye appointed new dean of students

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 10, 2011

On Wednesday, Enku Gelaye was appointed associate vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life and dean of students at the University of Massachusetts. The decision has come after a national search. In a press release from the University, Vice Chancellor for Campus Affairs and Student Life Jean Kim expressed ...

UMass goes over snow removal budget

By Micah Levine

February 10, 2011

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to clarify a typo within the first paragraph. 2/9/11 at 5:38 p.m. The University of Massachusetts campus has had a number of delayed openings and early closings as well as a few all-day closings due to snowy weather, and the recent storms have already drained the school’s projected snow re...

UMass research gets ranked in nation

By Matthew M. Robare

February 9, 2011

The University of Massachusetts system ranked eighth in the nation in technology transfer income for fiscal year 2009, according to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers and reported in Inside Higher Ed. That year, the University earned $70.5 million against a research budget of $489 million, comp...

Wilco establishing local record company

By Michelle Williams

February 8, 2011

Every year the rock band Wilco ventures into the Pioneer Valley to headline the Solid Sound Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art in North Adams. Now the band is setting roots down in Easthampton. Wilco, a Chicago-based rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, announced that they are leaving Non...

Record snowfall could mean growing trend

By R.P. Hitt

February 8, 2011

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” has changed to “Make it stop, make it stop, make it stop” for some students at the University of Massachusetts. According to a press release from the Office of News and Media Relations at UMass, January saw record levels of snowfall with a total of 39.9 inches...

Large majority of Americans sympathetic to protesters in Egypt

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 8, 2011

According to a Gallup poll released late Monday night, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the protests that have been rocking Cairo, Egypt for the past two weeks. 66 percent of Americans polled said “political changes occurring in Egypt will be mostly good for that country, and a similar percentage (60...

UMass and local church honor W.E.B. Du Bois

By Collegian News Staff

February 8, 2011

In a promotional campaign for the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, the University of Massachusetts has signed a five-year partnership with St. John’s Congregational Church, located in Springfield, Mass. The partnership will kick off with several events to raise awareness of the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, a founde...

Pintado free to travel to Florida to face charges

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Web Update - Feb. 10, 3:00 p.m. Michele Catalano, Manny Pintado's sister, provided the Collegian Tuesday evening with further information about Mr. Pintado, the University of Massachusetts student suspected of threatening a Florida lawmaker and his family over a contentious immigration bill. Catalano s...

Manuel Pintado supporters pack Northampton courthouse

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Web Update - Feb. 10, 3:00 p.m. Michele Catalano, Manny Pintado's sister, provided the Collegian Tuesday evening with further information about Mr. Pintado, the University of Massachusetts student suspected of threatening a Florida lawmaker and his family over a contentious immigration bill. Catalano said she is not a reside...

New site developed to help find jobs

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Call it a socialized LinkedIn, call it a government-run Monster.com, call it the feds cutting into the classified section’s business. The Department of Labor announced last Thursday that it had created a new website designed to set Americans up with information about hundreds of occupations and job openings in their...