Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass professors recount trials in textbook publishing

By Cameron Ford

April 20, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Some students complete writings that take a few hours. Others must complete writing assignments that take a few days, while others take a few weeks. But before you throw in a complaint about that English paper you have been chipping away at for the last week and a half, consider this: Jennifer Fronc,...

UMass Pow Wow honors Native American culture

By Jennifer Heshion

April 19, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Honoring Native American cultural traditions in dance, music, crafts and food, the University of Massachusetts will host a powwow on Saturday in conjunction with Thursday’s scheduled symposium, “Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Survival through Art Education and Health.” The symposium, which is...

Lecturer discusses consent and gender roles

By Ashley Berger

April 19, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Dr. Harry Brod, a philosophy professor at the University of Northern Iowa delivered his presentation yesterday entitled “The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent: Beyond ‘But We Were Both Drinking’” at the University of Massachusetts. The purpose of the lecture was to deliver an anti-sexual...

UMass cyclist injured in downtown hit-and-run accident

By Collegian News Staff

April 19, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Local News

While riding a bicycle downtown, a University of Massachusetts senior was struck by a car and injured in an alleged hit-and-run accident Saturday night. The cyclist, Matthew Oliverio, a 22-year-old biology major originally from Braintree, Mass. and now living in Amherst, was seriously injured and...

Amherst man pleads innocent to running over, pointing gun at another man in fight over woman

By Matt Rocheleau

April 16, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Crime, Local News

An Amherst man pleaded not guilty today to multiple charges stemming from an incident yesterday in which police said he intentionally drove a car into another man before pulling out a gun and chasing the man into the woods where he punched and kicked him in a dispute over a young woman. Driving i...

UMass alum “Tinkers” with success

By Sam Butterfield

April 15, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

It sounds too good to be true: A largely unheard of first-time author (published by an obscure, upstart, non-profit press founded by a university’s medical school in 2005) wins a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his first work, and only receives the good news indirectly via his publisher, who suddenly...

UMass PhD candidates win NSF Fellowships

By Collegian News Staff

April 15, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The National Science Foundation has awarded three first-year PhD students in the Department of Linguistics Graduate Research Fellowships. The Foundation awarded a total of 10 students the competitive fellowship, and no other university had more than two students represented. Linguistics department...

Hull to take up residence as housing director

By Collegian News Staff

April 15, 2010


Filed under Campus News

There is a new man presiding over the floors and dorms of the University of Massachusetts’ residential life system. Eddie Hull, former dean of residential life and executive director of housing services at Duke University in Durham, N.C., will be taking over as the new executive director of housing...

UMass official who allegedly mishandled rape case no longer assistant dean

By Hannah McGoldrick

April 15, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

The assistant dean of students who reportedly handed down the wrong sanction allowing a student who allegedly confessed to rape to remain on campus no longer works in the Dean of Students’ office and instead is working for the school’s housing office. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and C...

Former UMass president Knapp dies at 82

By Nick Bush

April 15, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Former University of Massachusetts president Dr. David C. Knapp died on Tuesday at the age of 82. Knapp forged the direction of the University for more than 12 years, serving as president from 1978 to 1990 – a critical time of growth for the UMass system. In a statement yesterday, current UMass president Jack...

‘Rebel Music’ plans to make itself heard Thursday

By Michelle Williams

April 15, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

From classical to reggae, music has been a form of social protest for centuries. The  University of Massachusetts campus, no stranger to social protest itself, will host  journalist Alexander Billet tonight as he explores the connection between rebellion and music in the event “We Want Rebel Music: The...

Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute expands research lab in Springfield

By Jennifer Heshion

April 13, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) announced the beginning of a $4.3 million project on April 13, to expand the research space of the former engineering manufacturing building in Springfield thus making way for a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility. As the latest in a series...