Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Faculty members awarded public service grants

By Collegian News Staff

February 1, 2011


Filed under Campus News

Three University of Massachusetts faculty members were awarded Public Service Endowment Grants by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement last week, according to a UMass News and Media Relations Release. School of Education faculty Laura Valdiviezo, an assistant professor who...

Communication professor lectures in the Far East

By Collegian News Staff

February 1, 2011


Filed under Campus News

Professor Jan Servaes has returned to the University of Massachusetts from a trip to several Asian countries. The communications professor, who is also the director of Communication for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC) traveled to Hong Kong, China and Thailand, according to a press release from UMass...

Video: SGA Interview with Tower and Fox

By Emily Felder

January 31, 2011


Filed under SGA, Videos

SGA Interview: Brandon Tower and Mike Fox from Daily Collegian on Vimeo.

UMass doctoral candidate helps out Haiti

By Amy Brennan

January 30, 2011


Filed under Campus News

Although the world seems to be accustomed to natural disasters due to their abundant recent occurrences, the disaster in Haiti last January created uproar around the entire globe. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake, according to USA Today, killed an estimated 230,000 people, sending the impoverished country into ...

SGA discusses funding and new senators

By Sam Hayes

January 30, 2011


Filed under SGA

Despite vocal opposition and heated debate, Jarred Rose was appointed to the vacant Southwest South senate seat during last Wednesday’s Student Government Association meeting. “I’m pretty happy about it,” said Rose through restrained laughter about his senate appointment. “Being back is exciting.” The 20-year-old j...

Graduation rates decrease nationwide

By Claire Reid Kiss

January 30, 2011


Filed under Miscellaneous

Due to a number of circumstances ranging from financial woes to lack of preparation, graduation rates at colleges and universities are decreasing across America. According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, of 1,400 surveyed universities, one-third reported a decrease in graduation rates for the six-year perio...

Obama seeks to increase US student presence in China

By Kara Clifford

January 30, 2011


Filed under Politics

When Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the White House last week, First Lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to advocate for the new “100,000 Strong Initiative.” Announced by President Barack Obama in 2009, the initiative seeks to increase greatly the number of American students studying abroad ...

Physicist Ross awarded named Cottrell Scholar

By Sam Butterfield

January 30, 2011


Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts Physics professor Jennifer Ross was recently named a 2010 Cottrell Scholar, a prestigious accolade reserved for the brightest up-and-coming stars in the sciences. The recognition comes from the Tucson, Ariz.-based Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), an...

Holub addresses campus; discusses fee increases

By Michelle Williams

January 28, 2011


Filed under Archives, Campus News

In a letter to the University of Massachusetts community late Thursday night, Chancellor Robert C. Holub addressed the issue of university budget for the next fiscal year. In the campus address, Holub discussed budget cuts from the state, cuts by the University in funding for campus projects, and possible fee increases for students. Holub be...

Research finds students skating by in college

By Simone Shenny

January 27, 2011


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Many college students today are finding that while they haven’t improved academically, they have learned how to effectively “BS” assignments. Some academic scholars have ventured to illuminate an apparent lapse in critical thinking seen throughout the higher education system. Recent research showed 45 percent of college students do not make significant progress in written com...

Consumers ask Taco Bell, “Where’s the beef?”

By Michelle Williams

January 27, 2011


Filed under Archives, Health & Wellness

“Where’s the beef?” was once a slogan of the fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s, in regards to the quality of meat of their competitors’ products. Now, some consumers are asking just that of Taco Bell. An Alabama law firm has filed a class-action law suit against the fast-food compan...