Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Campus Master Plan forum discusses future

By Nancy Pierce

January 26, 2011

Dennis Swinford, who was appointed director of campus planning in September of this academic year, lead an open forum meeting to discuss the campus master plan and future modifications for the University of Massachusetts in the Campus Center Reading Room on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. Swinford compared the...

Partying getting more expensive in Amherst

By Brian Canova

January 26, 2011

Since the start of the new school year, nearly $40,000 worth of fines have been issued by the Amherst Police Department to young, college-age individuals. Last May, an amendment was added to the Town of Amherst bylaws which increased alcohol related violations to a mandatory $300 fine. Violations include...

Federal aid decreases for students

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

January 26, 2011

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed Resolution 38, a piece of “legislation directing spending cuts to the fiscal year 2008 levels or less on the floor of the House today,” according a press release from the Committee on Appropriations. House Appropriations Chairman Harold Dallas “Hal”...

ComCol funds undergraduate research

By Collegian News Staff

January 24, 2011

The Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts has funded over $67,000 in undergraduate research projects this year, according to a Monday release from UMass’ Office of News and Media Relations.  Twenty-five Research Assistant Fellowships were given out to sophomores and juniors this year, aiding them in garnering experience in their ...

Brain freeze: below zero temps. discouraging students

By William Perkins

January 24, 2011

A powerful cold snap delivered a fierce punch to much of the Northeast through the weekend, leaving students throughout the University of Massachusetts’ campus looking for a place to stay warm. Temperatures reached into the double digits below zero Monday, making many in the area loathe going outside. Ed Carroll, the chief meteorologi...

New site lets students search for dream jobs

By Sam Butterfield

January 24, 2011

Although the subzero temperatures and feet-high snow banks might not belie it, the second semester has crept up on us, and with the transition to a new semester, students across the Five Colleges and the country must begin thinking about their summer plans. Some will return to their hometowns, while ...

Professors encourage wealthy to donate tax cuts

By Sam Hayes

January 24, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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:...