Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass-Springfield partners in educating with green job skills

By Jennifer Heshion

March 30, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

In collaboration with the University of Massachusetts green building program, some students of the Springfield’s Putnam Vocational Technical High School have taken advantage of the opportunity to learn job skills for a more energy efficient economy. According to Simi Hoque, assistant professor in...

Interim vice chancellor takes over post permanently

By Matt Rocheleau

March 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

After serving for nine months on an interim basis, Jean Kim was appointed the first permanent vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life in over two years, according to an announcement made yesterday by the University of Massachusetts. Kim was one of four final candidates vying for the position which oversees a variety of offices critical to student l...

State of emergency declared due to heavy rains, flooding

By Chris Shores

March 29, 2010


Filed under Local News

Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts yesterday in response to a severe rain storm that hit the state Monday and will continue today. “As you know the National Weather service is forecasting up to seven inches of rain in this storm over the next couple of days,”...

ALANA seats removed after student vote

By Alyssa Creamer

March 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The results are in. The ALANA Caucus appointed seats are out. At the Student Government Association (SGA) Election held earlier this month, SGA representatives were elected through the contentious new online voting system. But this semester, many SGA officials believe the most controversial ballot...

Community Clips: Mar 30 – Apr. 5

By Collegian News Staff

March 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Catalan Film Festival Catalan Film Festival presents "V.O.S.," a film by Cesc Gay. Tue Mar. 30, 6:30 p.m. Herter 212 inSpire Me An event that will focus on advising students on how to effectively navigate through Spire and answer any questions anyone may have about their future at UMass. Tu...

Irish muralists take residency at UMass

By Anna Meiler

March 29, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Once enemies during the Irish War of Independence, artists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine, sat together on March 30 in the Cape Code Lounge at the University of Massachusetts. In front of a crowded room, the two discussed how they began collaborating with mural painting and the peace process in Ireland...

Latest Justice for Jason court hearing set for April 1

By Collegian News Staff

March 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

The Committee for Justice for Jason announced on Friday that a previously scheduled hearing in the two-year-old criminal case against Jason Vassell has been rescheduled for this Thursday, April 1. It remains unclear, however, who requested the date change and the rationale behind it. The Massachusetts...

Board of Health changes reach of proposed smoking ordinance

By Michelle Williams

March 25, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

Although Thursday’s Board of Health meeting did not end in a vote, it did alter the contours of the town of Amherst’s proposed smoking ordinance. The committee decided to not include the widely used Amherst Commons in the proposed bylaws, which would ban smoking outside some businesses and at public...

UMass seeks new president

By Sam Butterfield

March 25, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts system is looking for a new president. In the wake of current President Jack Wilson’s March 1 announcement that he would step down effective June 2011, the University announced Thursday that it has formed a Committee to search for the system’s next president. The...

Governor Patrick holds economic summit meeting at UMass

By Jennifer Heshion

March 23, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

When Governor Deval Patrick addressed the gathered crowd at the University of Massachusetts for the Pioneer Valley Regional Economic Summit he expressed his hope that, despite the recession, Massachusetts will rebound faster than any of the other states in the union. On March 19, Gov. Patrick visited...

Crime Log for March 9 through 22

By Collegian News Staff

March 23, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Tuesday March 9 Alexander Protheroe of Newton, Mass. was arrested for drug law offenses. Working closely with an informant, the detective bureau of the University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) bought a small amount of marijuana from Protheroe using marked bills. After obtaining a search...

UMass cautions safety with pedestrian awareness campaign

By Jennifer Heshion

March 23, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

“R U ready 2 Stop?” Featured in posters circulating around the University of Massachusetts campus, the question asked by University officials is the chief focus of a recently launched campaign hoping to raise pedestrian awareness among those who utilize their driver’s licenses on campus. Along...