Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Local police accredited by state commission

By Sam Butterfield

January 20, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Local News

The University of Massachusetts Police Department and the Amherst Police Department have both received state accreditation for 2011, according to releases from UMass’ Office of News and Media Relations and APD Lieutenant Ronald Young. UMPD received its accreditation at a Jan. 13 ceremony in Hopkinton, Mass., west of Boston, according to Chief Johnny C....

UM police dog outfitted in bulletproof vest

By Katie Landeck

January 20, 2011


Filed under Campus News

When Diezel, a Dutch Shepherd police dog at the University of Massachusetts, went to visit Santa this holiday season, he was outfitted with a bulletproof and stab-resistant vest by Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. (VIK). The gift was part of the Helping Paws for the Holidays fundraiser sponsor...

Fourth floor fire occurs in Cance Hall

By Alyssa Creamer

January 19, 2011


Filed under Campus News

The night before spring semester classes began at the University of Massachusetts, the Amherst Fire Department responded to a damaging fire on the fourth floor of the low-rise Cance, a Southwest residential building. No one was injured. Assistant Chief Lindsay Stromgren said the fire was believed to have originated from a candle in an unoccupied room, and tha...

Amherst group heads to Cambodia for water project

By Nancy Pierce

January 19, 2011


Filed under Campus News

Sokha and Ny Mao are a couple on a charitable journey. As maintainers for Housing and Residence life at the University of Massachusetts Sokha and Ny left with friends on Jan. 5 for Cambodia in hopes of seeing the progress of a project they were compelled to start back in 2003. According to Mary Sayer, long-time-friend and once a co-worker to the Maos, Sokha and Ny M...

Amherst Fire Department wins grant

By Tim Jones

January 19, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Local News

When the Town of Amherst Fire Department isn’t busy saving lives, it’s saving money in times of proposed budget cuts, especially with a new grant it just received that will improve its capabilities and provide better support to the community. The fire department was awarded $55,852 in Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistanc...

SGA readies for another year

By Sam Hayes

January 19, 2011


Filed under Campus News

As the new semester begins, so does the Student Government Association’s new term. The SGA looks to follow up the fall semester success with new projects, new initiatives, and a new president. “We have some big goals,” said SGA President Brandon Tower about the approaching semester. The president’s biggest goal is t...

Robert Caret to be next UMass president

By Sam Butterfield

January 18, 2011


Filed under Campus News

According to University of Massachusetts Student Trustee Mike Fox, the UMass Board of Trustees have named Robert L. Caret the next UMass system president. Caret, 63, is a New England native, hailing from Biddeford, Me. He is presently the twelfth president of Towson University in Towson, Md., and...

Stonewall Center founder, Yeskel, passes away

By William Perkins

January 18, 2011


Filed under Campus News

A passionate advocate for social justice. An inspirational speaker and leader.  And a pioneer in the advancement of services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. That’s how friends and colleagues remember Felice Yeskel, the founder of the University of Massachusetts’ Stonewall...

Jack Wilson to join UMass Lowell faculty

By Alyssa Creamer

January 18, 2011


Filed under Local News

University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson recently announced he’ll be taking on a new position at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a senior faculty member once his eight-year term as president ceases at the end of June. Wilson, 65, will serve in a new role at UMass Lowell as the...