Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Tim Murray discusses upcoming election

By R.P. Hitt

October 21, 2010


Filed under Campus News

With the November 2 elections fast approaching, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray will be turning up the heat on his campaign schedule, as he visits towns across the Commonwealth. The incumbent Lt. Gov. spoke with the Massachusetts Daily Collegian late Thursday afternoon to talk about his work on Be...

Knobloch lectures UMass about climate change

By Jessica Jankowski and Tim Jones

October 20, 2010


Filed under Environment

Kevin Knobloch, University of Massachusetts alumnus and president of the Union of Concerned Scientists spoke on campus on Oct. 18 with his lecture, “Climate Change: Profiles in Paralysis.” Warning the crowd about how governments are contributing to global warming, Knobloch spread the word about how...

Graduate fair to be held at UMass

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 20, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts will host the Five College Graduate and Professional Schools Information Day 2010 will be held on Oct. 27 in the Student Union Ballroom. Any students interested in applying to graduate school are highly encouraged to attend this fair. Representatives from over 1...

Luther Gorahkov, Morrill assault suspect, turns self in

By Collegian News Staff

October 20, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Luther Gorahkov, the University of Massachusetts who is suspected of assaulting two female students at Morrill Science Building III Friday Oct. 15, turned himself into Holyoke police at 10 p.m. Monday night. Patrick Archibald, deputy chief of the UMass police department, described the method Gorahk...

Repealing the alcohol tax: to do or not to do?

By Katie Byrne

October 20, 2010


Filed under Local News

What your vote does, according to "Massachusetts Information for Voters 2010 Ballot Questions" published by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin: A YES VOTE would remove the state sales tax on alcoholic beverages and alcohol where their sale or importation into the state is subject to...

University speaker discusses climate change

By Simone Shenny

October 19, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Yesterday, Jean Johnson, director of education insights from Public Agenda, visited the University of Massachusetts to discuss the organization’s research on the public’s perspective on the environment, energy and science education. Johnson’s discussion involved an analysis of the first of Public Agenda’s series of surveys titled the Energy Learning Curve....

Three faculty members given distinguished professor status

By Sam Butterfield

October 18, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The Board of Trustees at the University of Massachusetts voted Sept. 29 to name three UMass faculty members distinguished professors. Professor of chemical engineering Peter A. Monson, English professor Anne Herrington and James E. Young, also in English, received the distinction, which recognizes “outstanding...

Lisa Queenin tabled as new director of legislative relations

By Alyssa Creamer

October 18, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Recently, the University of Massachusetts took on Lisa Queenin as director of community and regional legislative relations. A search was conducted for the position, and Queenin, the former manager of state government relations at Children’s Hospital Boston and a former legislative aide was chosen...

Amherst Police Department to host community meeting; hire advocate for abuse victims

By Collegian News Staff

October 18, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Crime

The Amherst Police Department (APD) announced over the weekend that it will host a community meeting this Wednesday to address a spate of break-ins and issues related to student-town affairs. The community meeting will take place Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 867 North...

Research experience program for freshmen launched by College of Natural Sciences

By Melanie Muller

October 18, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

This semester, the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) launched a new program, the CNS Dean’s Research Experience, to give students an authentic taste of research with a CNS faculty member during their freshman year. A total of 18 students are enrolled for the first semester of the course. The program...

UPDATED: Suspect in SOM and Morrill reports turns himself into police

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 18, 2010


Filed under Campus News

UPDATE (10/19): Gorahkov surrenders himself to police The University of Massachusetts Police Department cancelled their crime alert last night involving alleged actions of assault, attempted rape and kidnapping by Luther Gorahkov. According to the brief, the suspect turned himself into a Holyoke polic...

It’s homecoming weekend for UMass alumni

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 15, 2010


Filed under Campus News

As alumni return to campus, the University of Massachusetts has a full schedule of events lined up for Homecoming Weekend. The Homecoming football game will take place, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Richmond. Earlier on Saturday, late Marching Band director George N. Parks will be honored at th...