Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Prof. presents on views of immigration

By Tim Jones

April 8, 2010


Filed under Campus News

“Immigration’s dark side has become the Les Mis of our time,” said speaker Dr. Marcelo M. Suarez-Oroczo during his presentation, “Rethinking Immigration and the Family in the Age of Global Vertigo” Tuesday evening in the Cape Cod Lounge. The lecture was part of the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture...

Today’s crossword: It’s clueless, so are we, we apologize

By Collegian News Staff

April 8, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Comics, Crossword

Today's print Collegian featured by far our most difficult crossword puzzle of the semester. Though lecturing professors were probably pleasantly perplexed to see a few more students looking at them instead of staring intently at our Comics page, the majority of our puzzle-solving readers were enraged...

Amherst store owner denies using Belichick’s daughter’s credit card

By Collegian News Staff

April 7, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

By Owen Boss and Scott Merzbach, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Special to the Collegian A local shopkeeper, charged with using Bill Belichick’s daughter’s credit card to buy more than a thousand dollars of merchandise at stores in Hadley, denied his involvement in court Tuesday. Mohamed S. Nagoora...

Apple’s iPad arrives at UMass, UStore offers demo

By Matt Rocheleau

April 7, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Apple’s newest toy, the iPad, launched Saturday nationwide and debuted on campus Monday after the University Store reopened from Easter weekend. According to UStore computer sales associate Greg Manley, a sophomore chemical engineering major, the three iPads available at the store’s demo station have not been left alone for more than 10 minutes at a...

Inside UMass’ Women of Color Leadership Network

By Ashley Berger

April 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Upon walking into 202 Wilder Hall located on the University of Massachusetts campus one is instantly hit with a cozy, safe atmosphere. The room is complete with pictures on the walls, computers for schoolwork and couches to hang out and relax on. There are cookies, brownies, tea and hot chocolate...

Eminent economist enlightens on world food crisis at UMass

By R.P. Hitt

April 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The developing world is experiencing a serious food crisis, which is being widely ignored by the mainstream media according to Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates. On April 6 Ghosh...

UMPD make arrest for on-campus gun possession

By Michelle Williams

April 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News

A party in the Southwest area of the University of Massachusetts campus on Saturday resulted in the arrest of a local Springfield man on numerous gun related charges. Lamont C. Thomas, 20, of Springfield, Mass., was arrested April 3 on charges of carrying a firearm on school grounds, receiving stolen...

UMass freshman charged after car strikes, injures sophomore in campus crosswalk

By Alyssa Creamer

April 5, 2010


Filed under Campus News

A University of Massachusetts freshman was charged yesterday after the vehicle she was driving earlier Monday morning allegedly struck a UMass sophomore who was walking in the crosswalk of a campus intersection. The pedestrian, Jessica Casper, 20, of Leominster, Mass., was hospitalized with non-life-threatening...

Changes must be made to boardrooms to avoid future market failures

By Chris Shores

April 5, 2010


Filed under Business

In order to avoid a stock market collapse similar to the one in 2008, regulation and change must be applied to companies’ board of directors, said John Gillespie to a full audience in an Isenberg classroom yesterday. Gillespie is the co-author of the book of “Money for Nothing: How the Failure...

New Irish mural unveiled in ceremony

By Anna Meiler

April 5, 2010


Filed under Campus News

After eight days of painting with the help of University of Massachusetts faculty and students, Congressman Richard Neal unveiled the 18-by-20 feet mural that Irish muralists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine finished on Saturday. About 200 hundred people, including members of the campus community as...

Loved ones mourn sophomore found dead in dorm

By Matt Rocheleau

April 5, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News

Nora Ruchman’s friends and family mourned her death yesterday, remembering the 19-year-old sophomore’s compassionate demeanor, sense of humor, and her contagious smile. “She was a really nice and bubbly girl,” said her roommate Alana Hallisey, a sophomore English major. “She transferred ...

Du Bois Library renovations on track

By Jessica Bonheur

April 4, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Over the past few months, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts has seen a vast number of renovations going on under its tall shadow. The renovations have been part of an ongoing project to improve the appearance of the learning space, as well as create a better learning area...