Massachusetts Daily Collegian

SGA honors Parks’ legacy

By Sam Hayes

October 14, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Late University of Massachusetts marching band director George Parks’ “great and innumerable accomplishments” were formally recognized by the Student Government Association in a unanimously passed motion at Wednesday’s weekly SGA meeting. SGA senate sponsor of the motion and marching band member Daniel Stratford said he believed the motion shows unil...

Lack of parental support financially hinders students

By Tim Jones

October 13, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Kari Ross, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, will not graduate with her friends. She will never watch a basketball game at the Mullins Center. And she will never experience spring in New England. That’s because she cannot afford to stay another semester at UMass, and must return home. “I...

Bioenergy conference held to discuss progress

By Alyssa Creamer

October 13, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

This week, the University of Massachusetts hosted a conference for the nation’s crowning green bioenergy researchers and professionals to discuss developments within the field of bioelectric microbiology and its interrelated studies.  Titled the North American BioElectric Systems Meeting (NABESM),...

Student coalition registers over 1,500 voters

By Ashley Berger

October 13, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Wednesday, Oct. 13 marked the conclusion of the student voting registration. A student coalition consisting of the Student Government Association, MassPIRG, the Center for Educational Policy Advocacy, and the University of Massachusetts Democrats finished registering a total of 1,512 students to vote. A...

Scientists discuss solutions to invasive species

By Katie Landeck

October 13, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

To most people, the stalks of purple flowers that border the wetlands of the highway are just a pretty sight. To the international scientists that attended the 2010 BioControl for Nature Conference, these flowers, purple loosestrife, one of the topics of the conference, are menaces that need to be stopped. The...

Obama highlights tax credit to help college students

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News

President Barack Obama is trying to move forward on his agenda to make college more affordable for American students. According to a press release from the White House, Obama will hold a meeting today with college students and their families to explain the impact of the American Opportunity Tax Credit...

Decision 2010: Massachusetts election previews

By Sam Butterfield

October 11, 2010


Filed under Local News

The November 2nd midterm elections are fast approaching, and this year, Massachusetts will see several fierce fights for various offices. The governor’s race features a tight three-way race pitting Democratic incumbent Deval Patrick against Republican challenger Charlie Baker and Independent Tim Cahil...

New SGA meets for first time, outlines agenda

By Sam Butterfield

October 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The newly-elected Student Government Association (SGA) met for the first time last Wednesday. After what SGA Secretary of Outreach Andrew Prowten called a “successful election” in a Friday release, the 40-member senate met for the first time last week. The group was sworn in by Chief Justice Chris...

Grad student’s new exhibit examines history of sci-fi from early Atomic Age roots

By William Perkins

October 7, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Morgan Hubbard has been a science fiction fan for quite sometime. “I’ve always loved science fiction,” said Hubbard, a second-year graduate student of history at the University of Massachusetts. In an effort to combine his admiration for the sci-fi genre and his studies in history together, Hubbard has d...

Lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richard Tisei visits UMass

By R.P. Hitt

October 5, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Candidate for lieutenant governor Richard Tisei visited the University of Massachusetts Tuesday Oct. 5 in the Cape Cod Lounge, where he outlined his plans to boost the Mass. economy and maintain high standards for education in the state. Tisei is a veteran of the Mass. state senate since 1985 and the ...

UMass Board of Trustees approves $546 million in construction

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2010


Filed under Five College News

On Sept. 23, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the borrowing of $546 million to fund four new projects, including 1,500 beds and new student housing UMass Amherst, a new academic building for UMass Boston, a marine science building at UMass Dartmouth and a new campus garage for UMass Lowell. There was no project approved for UMass Medical, but cons...

‘Cocoon’ Screenwriter and UMass Alum Tom Benedek speaks

By Kate Evans

October 5, 2010


Filed under Campus News

A University of Massachusetts graduate and longtime professional screenwriter Tom Benedek visited the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday to discuss screenwriting and his life “From One Golden Age to Another.” Benedek wrote screenplays for many famous films, including “Cocoon,” “Free Willy,...