Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst to hold elections for Town Meeting positions

By Michelle Williams

January 29, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

Although Amherst’s demographics have more than 50 percent of residents falling between the ages of 18 and 24, this overrepresented population bloc is underrepresented in one place that counts: Amherst’s 240 Town Meeting members. This March, Amherst will be holding Town Meeting member elections, and...

Members of Student Government Association plan new course

By Alyssa Creamer

January 28, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Last night, Jan. 27, members of the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution to support a proposed course designed specifically for SGA members. While UMass’ Faculty Senate still needs to approve the course – titled “Legal Issues in Student Governance a...

Gov. Patrick releases 2011 budget; UMass spared cuts

By Nick Bush

January 28, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

With the release of Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2011 budget Tuesday, it appears as if the University of Massachusetts has been spared any major cuts to funding – for the time being, at least. In a press release announcing the budget proposal Wednesday, Patrick stated that “our fiscal year 2011 budget blu...

UMass scientist bakes for cyber security discoveries

By Michelle Williams

January 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

Experimenting with flour, salt and yeast, cyber security expert Kevin Fu of the Computer Science Department at University of Massachusetts spends a good deal of time baking up bread. Fu says that spending time in the kitchen, baking artisanal bread, “helps to keep his creative juices flowin...

UMass Psychologists host ADHD counseling for families

By Alyssa Creamer

January 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

This February, the University of Massachusetts’ Psychological Services Center is hosting its program directed at aiding parents in caring for hyperactive pre-school children. The program initially began this past fall semester, and parents are instructed to attend 15 weekly group meetings to discuss,...

UMass Crime Log: Jan. 21-25

By Michelle Williams

January 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Thursday Jan. 21   Kayleigh E. Ercha of Peabody, Mass. was arrested at 10:27 a.m. as a result of an outstanding warrant. Having received a notification that there was a warrant out for her arrest, Ercha went to the University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) to learn more information....

Heavy rain causes flooding on campus

By Matt Rocheleau

January 26, 2010


Filed under Breaking News, Web-Exclusive

View Rain in a larger map Heavy rain and warm temperatures causing rapid snowmelt made for sloppy conditions across campus Monday. Flash flooding in parking lots surrounding the Robsham Visitors Center formed a small lake by mid-afternoon, flooding nearly a dozen vehicles including senior Adam N...

Valley responds to Haiti devastation

By Jessica Bonheur

January 26, 2010


Filed under Five College News, Local News

In the wake of tragedy, students at the University of Massachusetts have created an alliance called “UMass Haiti Relief” to raise and provide needed support for the country rocked by a magnitude-7 earthquake two weeks ago. Led by the Haitian American Student Association, the coalition for...

Community Clips

By Collegian News Staff

January 26, 2010


Filed under Campus News

University Without Walls information session The UMass Amherst University Without Walls is a bachelor’s degree completion program in which students design their own degree using background and interests that reflect their creative and interdisciplinary connections. Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010, 5:30 p.m...

SGA members brainstorm ideas for March 4 “Day of Action to Defend Education”

By Alyssa Creamer

January 25, 2010


Filed under Campus News

On Thursday, Jan. 21, members of the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) met to decide on a course of action for the “March 4 National Day of Action to Defend Education.” The National Day of Action to Defend Education is an attempt at a national movement by students...

Former UMass professor Suzanne Model to study immigration in Taiwan

By Sam Hayes

January 24, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Retired University of Massachusetts professor of sociology Suzanne Model has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study immigration in Taiwan. She began work at The Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica on January 15 hoping to answer the question of “how do those returning to Taiwan after emig...

University Health Services walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic Thursday

By Collegian News Staff

January 21, 2010


Filed under Health & Wellness

UMass’ University Health Services (UHS) will host a walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The clinic is open to individuals over six months old, and available while vaccine supplies last. The Centers for Disease Control and...