Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Commonwealth Honors College Hosts Lectures on Sustainability and Environment

By Kat Manser

April 28, 2010


Filed under Environment

As part of the 40th Earth Day and Commonwealth Honors College’s tenth birthday, a series of “Daffodil Lectures” were held in the Integrated Sciences Building on sustainability and the environment last Saturday. The lecture series was moderated by University of Massachusetts Professor Julie Brigham-Grette,...

Psychology professors to embark on new research study of Alzheimer’s disease

By Collegian News Staff

April 28, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Two psychology professors at the University of Massachusetts are embarking on a medical study to “identify possible risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease,” said a press release issued by the UMass News Office. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, alz.org, Alzheimer’s is a brain...

UPDATED: 12 hospitalized, including ‘large number’ of UMass students, for severe intoxication at campus party, area hospital forced to close ER

By Matt Rocheleau

April 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Local News

A dozen people, including a high number of UMass students, were hospitalized and treated for severe intoxication after becoming ill during an on-campus dance party Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to campus officials. Meanwhile, an influx of patients - which may have included the 12 intoxicated people t...

PD: Driver who struck, injured UMass bicyclist in hit-and-run identified

By Collegian News Staff

April 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Local News

The driver of a vehicle that struck and hospitalized a University of Massachusetts bicyclist in a hit-and-run collision last weekend has been identified, police said. A 19-year-old Orange man, whose name was not disclosed because he has yet to be summoned to court, will soon be ordered to appear in Eastern Hampshire...

Student conduct code review to consider minimum penalties for serious offenses, victim appeal process

By Matt Rocheleau

April 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

A special commission, created in response to the University’s admission that it improperly sanctioned a student who allegedly confessed to an on-campus rape, will consider establishing minimum sanctions for serious offenses to the student conduct code and allowing for victims of a misconduct to appeal sanctions. A 17-member committee co-chaired by As...

Economic analyst Janszen discusses online start-ups

By Michelle Williams

April 25, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News

Eric Janszen, an economic analyst and CEO of iTulip, a financial advisory firm, spoke at the University of Massachusetts last Wednesday evening, delivering a presentation titled “How to Build a Company in 40 Minutes.” The Memorial Hall auditorium was filled with students, alumni and professors...

Crime Log April 12 – 19

By Collegian News Staff

April 25, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News

April 12 Karen Brinn-Nazarro of Crestwood, New York, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. At 8:34 p.m., two female students reported a woman in Hampden Dining Commons snack bar verbally harassing them. Brinn-Nazarro reportedly loudly asked the girls, “Do you always walk around with your...

UMass’ Second Life: Do virtual worlds hold the future of online education?

By Max Calloway

April 22, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

Several UMass professors and graduate students have been turning to the massive online community of “Second Life” in an attempt to revolutionize the way education is delivered online, and they are not alone.  “Second Life” began in 1999 when entrepreneur Philip Rosedale founded Linden Lab...

‘Phallacies’ performance grabs audience

By R.P. Hitt

April 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The performers of “Phallacies: A Masculine Performance” think it takes a real man to express his feelings and wear pink shirts. The performance of students concerned about dispelling myths about traditional male archetypes, held April 20 in the Cape Cod Lounge, sought to challenge the fallacies of...

Showcase debate features heated opinion from students

By Michelle Williams

April 22, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News

Students, faculty and community members filled the Cape Cod Lounge in the University of Massachusetts Student Union Wednesday night, with students packing in to sit on the floor or stand in the back just to catch a glimpse of a showcase debate between left and right ideologies, sponsored by the Student...

Open wide, here comes the Taste of UMass

By Collegian News Staff

April 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News

The 16th-Annual Taste of UMass will be held today from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mullins Center. PVTA buses to the Mullins Center from across campus will be available starting at 4:00 p.m., with extra buses running to accommodate the event. The Taste of UMass is free for all students with a campus...

Are UMass students paying too much for health insurance

By Tim Jones

April 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

After completing a 17-month investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo recently released a letter stating that the results of the probe proved that over 65 institutions of higher learning in New York were essentially charging too much for health insurance – and that students were not...