Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Student activism heads toward the web

By Niina Heikkinen

January 21, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

This year, student activists have a new tool on Google Maps to help them publicize their protests and find support from like-minded students across the country. Angus Johnston, professor of American student activism at City University in New York, began tracking student activism in the United States on the...

Serious car crash sends four people to hospital

By Matt Rocheleau

January 21, 2010

Filed under Local News

A pickup truck and an SUV collided head-on in Amherst Monday night, sending four people to the hospital and causing extensive damage to both vehicles, according to police. Three of the people involved who were riding together in the SUV are believed to be students at the University of Massachusetts,...

Holub salon brings together Pioneer Valley artists

By Angela Hilsman

January 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Tuesday, Jan. 19, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s chancellor, Robert Holub, and his wife, Sabine Holub, opened their home to both artists and art enthusiasts alike for the fourth monthly Hillside salon.  At 6 p.m. that night, approximately 60 guests mingled and settled within a half an hour...

UMass engineering students lend a hand to the disabled

By Nick Bush

January 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Four University of Massachusetts engineering students found a way to lend a helping hand to individuals with disabilities eager to spend more time in the great outdoors. Over the past year, senior mechanical engineering majors Matthew Jarrett, Adam Rhodes, Andrew LaPré and Sean Moore develop...

January Hillside salon features local visual artists

By Jennifer Heshion

January 20, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

The latest in a series of Hillside salons hosted by Sabine Holub, the wife of University of Massachusetts chancellor Robert Holub, featured the visual artwork of five local artists. Running from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. yesterday, the salon session was the first of the spring semester’s monthly series of Hillside...

AP calls election for Brown

By S.P. Sullivan

January 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News

The Associated Press is reporting Republican Sen. Scott Brown has claimed a shocking come-from-behind win in the Massachusetts special election over Democratic candidate Martha Coakley, who most had believed until recently was a shoe-in for the U.S. Senate seat the left vacant by the late Sen. Edward...