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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...

CampusLIVE launches new personalized video chat service

By Nick Bush

March 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

Five minutes on ChatRoulette can be very revealing – sometimes too revealing. The former University of Massachusetts students at CampusLIVE have an answer for those who feel that the video chat options currently in existence are a bit too inconsistent (or creepy) for their tastes. The company...

University Health Services receives three-year honor

By Jennifer Heshion

March 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

Following an extensive review process, University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts has been certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, recognizing the organization’s excellence in offering high-quality healthcare services. UHS has been granted a three-year...

Bleacher Report names Minuteman Marching Band among top in nation

By Sam Butterfield

March 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

Editor's note: Figures used in this article were on an older version of the Minutemen Marching Band website and are currently not accurate. The University of Massachusetts Minutemen may not have finished near the top in football this year, but at least their band did. Sports news web site bleacherreport.com’s Ge...

UMass spends record $489 million on research in 2009

By Matt Rocheleau

March 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

After a record $54 million rise from 2008, research spending hit an all-time high of $489.1 million at the University of Massachusetts last year, according to an announcement from UMass yesterday. Of the nearly $500 million spent on research in FY2009, $160.7 million was spent by the Amherst campus, second in the University sys...

UMass named to President’s service honor roll

By Sam Butterfield

March 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

If you go to the University of Massachusetts and have done community service at any point in the last four years, give yourself a pat on the back: You made the honor roll! Each year since the program’s inception in 2006, UMass has earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service...

New study finds sororities have a negative impact on body image

By Sam Butterfield

March 11, 2010


Filed under Health & Wellness

Every fall, as the daily grind of college life kicks in, a migration is happening. Legions of hopeful girls are making the trek from Greek house to Greek house with one aspiration: rushing a sorority. A new study, however, finds this tradition may be more than just a rite of passage for many college...

University set to test emergency notification system

By Collegian News Staff

March 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

The campus will be conducting a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts emergency notification system today between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The test is part of the University’s efforts to evaluate and improve its ability to provide effective emergency notifications and warnings during a campus emergency,...

Save this, Spend that

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, Business

By: Naychelle Lucas Special to the Collegian Laundry for the month: $20. Ink for your printer: $60.99. Gas to get home for the weekend: $30. The single teardrop that glides down your cheek when you go to the ATM: priceless. SOAPnet’s new show “Bank of Mom and Dad” highlights young women...

SGA candidates debate, voting begins today

By Collegian News Staff

March 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Vying for votes in today's election, candidates for president and student trustee of the Student Government Association debated last night in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts. Only the candidates running on tickets, Pat Kenney and D’Alessandra Acosta together and Brandon...

Buried Alive: UMass students struggle with more debt than ever

By Collegian News Staff

March 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

BY ANDY LOCKE & MICHAEL STEFANELLI, SPECIAL TO THE COLLEGIAN Twenty-one thousand six hundred fourteen dollars – that’s the amount of debt facing the average University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate of 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s almost identical to the nationa...

Students to start Campus Shared Agriculture program for UMass community

By Cameron Ford

March 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Students taking a class in the department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences are planning to create a Campus Shared Agriculture (CSA) program at the University of Massachusetts Extension Farm in South Deerfield. Lisa Millette, a senior with an independent concentration, is helping the course and its...