Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Comfort Food?’ UC Irvine serves up chicken and waffles for MLK Day

By Claire Reid Kiss

February 7, 2011


Filed under Miscellaneous

On January 17, 2011, America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day off. However, at the University of California, Irvine, dining services celebrated a different way. According to a Jan. 27 report in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County university’s dining services wanted to serve “comforting food” that corresponded with the holiday, so the...

Select Board approves new cab company at Monday meeting

By William Perkins

February 7, 2011


Filed under Local News

A new all-hybrid vehicle cab service is headed to Amherst. Members of the town’s Select Board last night approved an application allowing The Green Cab Company, a subsidiary of the Peter Pan Bus Lines, to bring its fleet to town. The decision, which was unanimously approved by all board members...

Demonstrators protest situation in Egypt

By Michelle Williams

February 6, 2011


Filed under Local News

Despite the poor weather, over 100 people marched through Amherst on Saturday, peacefully protesting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding major reforms to the Middle Eastern Republic’s government. Demonstrators gathered at the Haigis Mall on the University of Massachusetts cam...

College freshmen more stressed than ever

By Nancy Pierce

February 6, 2011


Filed under Miscellaneous

College freshmen have experienced the highest levels of stress in 25 years and a 3.4 percent drop in overall emotional health from 2009 to 2010, according to a recent study. An annual survey by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Higher Education Res...

Students advocate for concealed weapons rights

By Zachary Weishar

February 6, 2011


Filed under Archives, Campus News

It was an April morning at first like any other. Students filed into lecture halls and small discussion rooms at what is, more or less, a typical American state university. Then, around 7:15 a.m., a student walked into West Ambler Johnston Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech University and changed everything for students at the Blacksburg, ...

Hens may find new homes in Amherst

By Lily Hicks

February 6, 2011


Filed under Archives, Local News

If Amherst’s town meeting next May approves a zoning amendment, Amherst residents might have some new neighbors. They might also have some fresh eggs. The amendment, which is currently under active consideration at the Planning Board’s Zoning Subcommittee, would make it easier for people living in denser areas of the town to...

Video highlights: A march to support Egypt protests

By Emily Felder

February 6, 2011


Filed under Local News, Videos

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Slideshow: A march for Egypt

By Michelle Williams

February 5, 2011


Filed under Campus News, News Slideshows

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Cairo to Amherst, protesters take to the streets

By Michelle Williams

February 3, 2011


Filed under Local News

From Cairo to Boston, emotions towards the protesters in Egypt have ranged from fear to joy, anger to support. Over the weekend, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Boston Common and Harvard Square, peacefully protesting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding major reforms in govern...

Hampshire College zips along in a rental car

By Chelsea Faria

February 3, 2011


Filed under Miscellaneous

“Wheels when you want them, gas and insurance included.” This is the tagline of Zipcar Inc., the world’s leading online car sharing network of North America and the United Kingdom. More than 225 universities have accounts with Zipcar including Stanford University, with 35 Zipcars and Yale University wit...

UMass professors help identify galaxy ‘protocluster’

By Melanie Muller

February 3, 2011


Filed under Env. & Tech.

Юрий/FlickrWork done by astrophysics faculty Grant Wilson and Min Yun has led to an intriguing discovery: a massive galaxy protocluster caught in its development only a billion years after the Big Bang. Wilson and Yun helped develop technology that led to this discovery as part of an international...

Slideshow: David Goldblatt’s photography on display

By Geoffrey King

February 3, 2011


Filed under Campus News, News Slideshows

"Intersections Intersected," the photography of David Goldblatt is now on display at the University Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. Goldblatt is famous for his photography of South Africa. ...