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UMass student arrested for threatening Fla. representative

By R.P. Hitt

February 1, 2011

A Northampton man and University of Massachusetts student was arrested Monday for allegedly sending threatening emails to a Florida state representative, according to the Miami Herald. According to police, 47-year-old Manuel Pintado sent these emails to Republican Rep. William Snyder of Stuart, Fla. The...

UMass student arrested for alleged e-mail threat

By Sam Butterfield

February 1, 2011

Web Update - Feb. 10, 3:00 p.m. Michele Catalano, Manny Pintado's sister, provided the Collegian Tuesday evening with further information about Mr. Pintado, the University of Massachusetts student suspected of threatening a Florida lawmaker and his family over a contentious immigration bill. Catala...

Egypt in uproar; UMass student reportedly safe

By Tim Jones

February 1, 2011

A country steeped in chaos, Egypt has become a nation in upheaval. Protesters have stormed the northeast African Republic’s streets, defied curfew and torched cities in an attempt to overthrow their government. And as communication is slowly dismantled from the inside, most of the world can only gaze ...

Luther Gorahkov pleads not guilty to assault

By Collegian News Staff

February 1, 2011

A man facing a number of charges stemming from the alleged assault of two female University of Massachusetts students last October has pleaded not guilty to all accusations lodged against him. Twenty-four-year-old Luther Gorahkov, a UMass student from Providence, R.I., maintained his innocence at Ham...

Obama develops ‘Startup America’ program

By Sam Butterfield

February 1, 2011

"Winning the future” seemed to be the refrain most frequently sounded by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address last week. To accomplish this, the president told America and the rest of the world, that he believes the nation must “out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the wor...

Professor jams for home care

By R.P. Hitt

February 1, 2011

Tom Juravich, a professor of labor studies at the University of Massachusetts, recently performed in a music video for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. The video defends the plight of visiting nurses in the town of Hamilton, Ontario. The song, titled “What Will You Do When I’m ...

Faculty members awarded public service grants

By Collegian News Staff

February 1, 2011

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

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

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

Slideshow: K9 Vesting Ceremony

By Maria Uminski

January 31, 2011

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UMass doctoral candidate helps out Haiti

By Amy Brennan

January 30, 2011

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

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...