Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Transit Services hosts second-annual Food Bus Drive

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2009


Filed under Campus News, Local News

The University of Massachusetts Transit Services has announced that it will sponsor its second-annual Food Bus Drive beginning Nov. 30. Collection bins will be placed near the front of all UMass Transit Services buses, and will remain there between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Food donations must be canned goods...

UMass offers high school students a chance at polymer research

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2009


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications from high school students interested in gaining first-hand laboratory research experience. The Center will give the students the opportunity to work on polymer research in the lab in...

American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is accepting nominations for Hometown Heroes honor

By Chelsea Whitton

November 25, 2009


Filed under Local News

The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is now accepting nominations for the Hometown Heroes honor, its largest annual fundraising event, in which all funds support the chapter in serving the community. Last year’s event raised $42,000. Deputy Director of the Pioneer Valley Red Cross Paige...

Alumni Association considers restructuring dues in hope of raising larger donations

By R.P. Hitt

November 25, 2009


Filed under Campus News

After years of having fundraising lag behind the alumni networks of peer institutions, the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association is now considering different ways to attract members to the Alumni Association. One of the plans currently being discussed is lowering the annual dues required for...

Professor Forbes implanted the cancer-fighting protein into mice with breast tumors

By Matthew M. Robare

November 25, 2009


Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineering professor Neil Forbes has successfully implanted the cancer-fighting protein TRAIL into mice with breast tumors and activated it. According to a release, 100 percent of the mice survived over the next 30 days after the cancer-fighting protein was...

Psychological Services Center opens new Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment program

By Alyssa Creamer

November 25, 2009


Filed under Campus News

It is a Thursday night at the University of Massachusetts, also known to most UMass students as the beginning of the weekend. Outside the Amherst bars, an intoxicated student stumbles past a man who struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]. As the student reaches into his pocket to call...

UMass Budget Planning Task Force sets out to advise administration

By Herb Scribner

November 24, 2009


Filed under Campus News

When the University of California’s Board of Regents voted to raise undergraduate fees for its students by 32 percent on Thursday, it was clear that the economic freefall of the past 18 months is beginning to take a major toll on both public and private institutions of learning.   Barring another...

Amherst Unitarian Church holds transgender memorial and candlelight vigil

By Michelle Williams

November 23, 2009


Filed under Local News

More than 60 supporters, speakers and mourners turned out for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Nov. 19, which was observed at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst with help from the University of Massachusetts Stonewall Center, Northampton’s synagogue Beit Ahavah and the UMass...

UMass hopes to bring law school into fold

By Caitlin Soto

November 23, 2009


Filed under Campus News

While Massachusetts has never offered its residents a public law school, things could be changing for those who feel they cannot afford private school prices. Last week, University of Massachusetts officials announced they have revived a plan to open a public law school in Dartmouth with the donation...

Panel discusses the impact of 20th Century black poetry

By Angela MacGray

November 22, 2009


Filed under Campus News

A panel discussion of black poetry of the 1960s and 1970s took place Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Lincoln Campus Center, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Afro-American studies department. Panelists for the evening included Everett Hoagland, Sam Cornish, Sonia Sanchez, and Askia Toure, all of...

Charles Simic speaks in University Fine Arts Center as guest in Visiting Writers Series

By Michelle Williams

November 20, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Thursday night, Charles Simic came to the University of Massachusetts to speak in the Fine Arts Center’s University Gallery as a part of the University’s Visiting Writers Series. Simic read from his work in the University Gallery to a mix of undergraduate students, graduate students and community...

Countries join together to celebrate benefits of international education

By Christa Romano

November 20, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Educational institutions from over 100 different countries joined together this week to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The University of Massachusetts hosted various events in recognition of International Education Week, which ran from Sunday, Nov. 15 through...