Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Robert Caret to be next UMass president

By Sam Butterfield

January 18, 2011


Filed under Campus News

According to University of Massachusetts Student Trustee Mike Fox, the UMass Board of Trustees have named Robert L. Caret the next UMass system president. Caret, 63, is a New England native, hailing from Biddeford, Me. He is presently the twelfth president of Towson University in Towson, Md., and...

Stonewall Center founder, Yeskel, passes away

By William Perkins

January 18, 2011


Filed under Campus News

A passionate advocate for social justice. An inspirational speaker and leader.  And a pioneer in the advancement of services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. That’s how friends and colleagues remember Felice Yeskel, the founder of the University of Massachusetts’ Stonewall...

Jack Wilson to join UMass Lowell faculty

By Alyssa Creamer

January 18, 2011


Filed under Local News

University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson recently announced he’ll be taking on a new position at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a senior faculty member once his eight-year term as president ceases at the end of June. Wilson, 65, will serve in a new role at UMass Lowell as the...

UMass students compete in skydiving competition

By Alyssa Creamer

January 18, 2011


Filed under Miscellaneous

Skydiving can be seen as a brave endeavor, a task for bucket lists and a mother’s worst nightmare involving her teenage thrill-seeker. However, skydiving is also a collegiate sport, not only for the brave, but also for the skilled athlete. At the end of last semester, two University of Massachusetts...

Study: alumni satisfied with college experience

By Ashley Berger

January 18, 2011


Filed under Miscellaneous

Despite the troubling economic times, a recent survey conducted by the American Council of Education (ACE) found college alumni are overall satisfied with their college experience and believe their degrees to be worth the expense and time. Four hundred students from 22 two-year and four-year colleges...

Amherst officials discuss taxi business growth

By Michelle Williams

January 18, 2011


Filed under Local News

It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, the buses have stopped running, and the night air reveals students trekking, freezing as they begin the three mile-walk back to their dorm rooms. For many, the answer to their warm-wishing prayers is a phone call away, to a local cab company. But before they get into...

On the way out: Campus Center vendors vent as UMass changes policy

By Nick Bush

December 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Is this your last day here today?” a young University of Massachusetts Amherst student asked Campus Center jewelry vendor Jim Richards. “Will you be here next semester?” asked another concerned student, visibly worried that the earrings she was eyeing would no longer be there when she returned in January.  Unfortunately for Richards, the n...

SGA holds final meeting before winter break

By Ashley Berger

December 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News, SGA

In its final meeting before winter break, apologies were given, taking time to consider was encouraged, and even laughs shared by the Student Government Association (SGA) on Wednesday. The meeting commenced with President Brandon Tower explaining that the University of Massachusetts system is look...

Switch to new UCards met with mixed enthusiasm

By Karissa Hamblet

December 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Last Thursday,  the official switch to the new UCard took place. Students were asked to swap out their old cards in the UCard Office by 5 p.m. that day in preparation for the deactivation of the older cards. For students who had their old UCard on hand, this was a fairly easy process. However, if a ...

UMass alumni partner with current students in sports management class

By Tim Jones

December 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Though snow has yet to accumulate on the ground here on the University of Massachusetts campus, the students of the DewMass class, a sports management class that focuses on promoting the Winter Dew Tour, are anticipating another good winter and another good session with the Winter Dew Tour. Alli Sp...

RHA celebrates the year

By Sam Hayes

December 9, 2010


Filed under Archives, SGA

To end their first semester as the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the former Residence Leader Association (RLA) held a celebration with desserts, refreshments, cluster presidents, Student Government Association (SGA) senators and a slideshow Tuesday night in the Campus Center. “It’s been a huge tra...

Medical system can’t pay attention to what it’s prescribing

By Alyssa Creamer

December 7, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness

Also see: More stories on Adderall For a pill classified by the U.S. government as a Schedule 2 drug, manipulating the system to obtain Adderall legally does not seem difficult for students. One University of Massachusetts student felt she “held her doctor in the palm of her hand,” when she went ...