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Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four

By Matt Rocheleau

February 13, 2010


Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News, Local News, Web-Exclusive

View Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four - DailyCollegian.com in a larger map A serious head-on collision on Route 9 in Hadley earlier this week separated the engine from one of the vehicles involved and hospitalized four people, including three who are believed to be University of...

PVTA gets an “A” for being green

By Laura Lovett

February 11, 2010


Filed under Local News

Plentiful, efficient transportation, student involvement, and a green initiative have earned the University of Massachusetts’ transit system an “A” in the 2010 college sustainability report. Director of UMass Transit Al Byam said the primary reason for earning the grade was “the large usage...

Final vice chancellor candidate Charles speaks to campus

By Cameron Ford

February 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Dr. Kevin E. Charles, the assistant vice president of student and academic services at the University of New Hampshire, held a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss his plans for the future should he become a vice chancellor at the University of Massachusetts. The session was one of two Charles held that day; the fi...

University of Massachusetts reorganizes federal research money

By Alex Roche

February 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

In an attempt to acquire additional federal research revenue, representatives for the University of Massachusetts Michael Malone, the vice chancellor for Research and Engagement, and Tom Milligan, executive vice chancellor for University Relations, have announced a reorganization plan which also seeks to ...

AAUP campaign calls for faculty to “speak up” for rights

By R.P. Hitt

February 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) claims that academic freedom on college campuses is under attack as never before. A campaign called “Speak Up, Speak Out: Protect the faculty voice” was launched in November 2009 amid court decisions thought to restrict the freedom of speech...

University of Massachusetts closed on Feb. 10

By Collegian News Staff

February 10, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts is closed on Feb. 10, due to an impending snow storm. UMass spokesman Ed Blaguszewski sent out an alert earlier this morning announcing the news. Many services will remain open: University Health Services, University Police, Campus Center Hotel and Garage, Dining Commons,...

Crime Log: Feb. 2 through Feb. 7

By Collegian News Staff

February 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Tuesday Feb. 2  Alyssa L. Valbona of 2 Poplar St. Enfield, Conn. was taken into custody as the result of an outstanding warrant for her arrest at 10:44 a.m. An officer from the University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) went to her apartment due to Valbona’s failure to appear in the ...

University of Massachusetts preps for possible snow storm

By Collegian News Staff

February 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

A winter storm will move through New England today and is expected to dump five to 10 inches of powdery snow in the Amherst area, according to the WWLP-TV22 Storm Team, which covers western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Regardless of how the potential nor’easter impacts classes and other...

Vice Chancellor position down to final four candidates

By Chris Shores

February 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

UPDATE: Jean Kim has been appointed to fill the post. The vice chancellor of student affairs and campus life position at the University of Massachusetts is down to the final four candidates. Current interim Vice Chancellor Jean Kim is vying for the permanent position. The other three candidates are K...

Heavy fire in Presidential Apartments leaves tenants displaced

By Michelle Williams

February 9, 2010


Filed under Local News

A heavy fire broke out at the Presidential Apartments in Amherst Saturday night causing severe damage, and though no one was injured, tenants from four apartment units have been displaced since. Town firefighters responded to multiple emergency calls just before 10 p.m Saturday and found smoke seeping...

UMass celebrates 20 percent expansion of library’s Learning Commons

By Matt Rocheleau

February 8, 2010


Filed under Campus News

As part of an ongoing, five-year, $8.5-million renovation project, the University of Massachusetts celebrated a 20 percent expansion of the Learning Commons in the campus’ main library yesterday. The 6,000 square-foot addition, which opened at the beginning of the semester, boosts available seating...

Meet the candidates for Vice Chancellor

By Collegian News Staff

February 8, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Jean Kim is the interim vice chancellor and a University of Massachusetts alumna with a doctorate in counseling psychology, who recently served as vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at UMass-Dartmouth. Previously, Kim held positions as director of student development at Western New England...