Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Professors encourage wealthy to donate tax cuts

By Sam Hayes

January 24, 2011


Filed under Miscellaneous, Politics

Frustrated by Congress’ Dec. 17 extension of Bush-era tax cuts across all income brackets, three Cornell and Yale professors created a new website, GiveItBackForJobs.org, to urge wealthy Americans to give their tax cuts to charities promoting social welfare and economic equality. “We have two aims for the site,” said one of the site’s ...

ABC may be finding new home

By Michelle Williams

January 24, 2011


Filed under Local News

A staple in downtown Amherst for over a decade may be moving. Amherst Brewing Co., currently located in the center of town on North Pleasant St., may be relocating its restaurant and bar to University Drive. Senior Planner Jeffrey Bagg confirmed recently to the Daily Hampshire Gazette that the...

APD discover cocaine cache in car

By Collegian News Staff

January 24, 2011


Filed under Crime

Over winter break, the Amherst Police Department made a major drug bust on North Pleasant Street. On Dec. 30 around 1 a.m., APD officers arrested 26-year-old Jyhong Chea after pulling over the vehicle in which he was a passenger for speeding. Officers took Chea into custody after discovering he was...

Break-ins continue with students away

By Amy Brennan

January 23, 2011


Filed under Archives, Crime, Local News

Apartment break-ins during the long summer and winter breaks are no longer news to some University of Massachusetts students. According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, between July 1 and mid-September, there were 32 break-ins in Amherst. The burglary hasn’t stopped at just apartment break-ins...

Amherst organization receives award for achievement

By Sam Butterfield

January 23, 2011


Filed under Archives, Local News

Amherst’s Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (CCC) was recently given silver honoree recognition at the annual NASPA Excellence Awards competition. The Washington-based university administration organization NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education – gi...

UMass professor publishes book on race relations

By Sahar Ashraf

January 23, 2011


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Linda Tropp, a social psychologist at University of Massachusetts, and Robyn Mallet of Loyola University of Chicago, co-edited a book about positive relations among different ethnic groups published last week on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The book titled “Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction:...

Students react to study on minority friendships

By Sahar Ashraf

January 23, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Miscellaneous

Two months after disembarking from a transatlantic flight bound for the University of Massachusetts, Maheen Iqbal had an attack of feelings of alienation. As an incoming international student from Dubai, U.A.E., she was a novelty at the public university, which sports an in-state student population...

Worth the trouble? Survey finds college alums satisfied

By Ashley Berger

January 23, 2011


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Despite troubling economic times, a recent survey conducted by the American Council of Education (ACE) found college alumni are, all variables considered, satisfied with their college experience and believe the amount of time and money they put into their degree was worthwhile. 400 students from 22...

Worth the trouble? Survey finds college alums satisfied

By Ashley Berger

January 23, 2011


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Despite troubling economic times, a recent survey conducted by the American Council of Education (ACE) found college alumni are, all variables considered, satisfied with their college experience and believe the amount of time and money they put into their degree was worthwhile. 400 students from 22...

Student busted on drug charges

By Collegian News Staff

January 23, 2011


Filed under Crime

At approximately 6:32 p.m. last Thursday, officers from the Amherst Police Department (APD) arrested a University of Massachusetts student on several drug charges. According to a Jan. 21 APD press release from Lieutenant Ronald Young, officers pulled over a vehicle traveling on Farmington Road, in...

Classes delayed until 11 a.m.

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

January 21, 2011


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts will open at a delayed start of 11 a.m. today, thanks to a winter storm that struck New England beginning early this morning. Campus facilities will open at 11 a.m. but pay close attention to UMass Transit's site throughout the day. There may be some delays, re-rou...

Cabinet members laud education tax credit

By Sam Butterfield

January 20, 2011


Filed under Politics

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met Thursday with a group of Washington, D.C., students, parents and educators at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School to discuss initiatives the Obama Administration has undertaken to help make a college education more affordable, highlight...