Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst PD make two drug possession arrests last week

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Crime

Last Wednesday, the Amherst Police Department arrested two Springfield men on charges of possession of a Class D substance, marijuana, with intent to distribute and possession of a Class B substance, cocaine. Arrested were 21-year-old Craig Brian McNair of 119 Littleton St. and Alberto Jose Ramos,...

Amherst PD reports spate of break-ins in South Amherst

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010


Filed under Crime, Local News

Since the start of July, the Amherst Police Department has investigated a string of 12 “separate but distinct residential breaks in the South Amherst neighborhood.” The department defines that neighborhood as encompassing “all streets and neighborhoods from East Hadley Rd. south to Granby east...

Amherst PD have busy first weekend of 2010 school year

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010


Filed under Crime, Local News

The Amherst Police Department announced Monday that it is investigating two “serious assaults” which took place last weekend. On Sunday around 2 a.m., numerous officers responded to 213 Grantwood Dr., just off East Pleasant St., to a report of an assault. Once at the scene, officers found an...

Springfield man arrested on breaking and entering charges

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Crime

On Sept. 8 just after 10:30 p.m., Amherst police officers received a report from a Sunset Ave. resident of a larceny in his apartment. The resident told police he had observed Michael Gibbs, 23, of 173 Chapin Terrace, Springfield leave his apartment, and that he noticed some missing electronic equipment....

No flags flown for 9/11 in Amherst

By R.P. Hitt

September 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

The Board of Selectmen of Amherst decided against flying special commemorative flags in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Amherst town. The decision was made in a three to two vote Thursday September 2 to extend the previous once every three years rule, to fly the flags only once every five years. ...

UMass ranks among rockin’ colleges

By Sam Butterfield

September 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The sleepy west of the woody east apparently isn’t so quiet when it comes to generating great rock music. AOL’s Spinner.com named the University of Massachusetts the number 18 school for producing musically successful and influential alumni last week. UMass clocked in ahead of Cornell and Toronto’s...

UMass to gain greater recognition in Boston with new staffer

By R.P. Hitt

September 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

Christopher L. Dunn Jr. is making his career out of something he believes in, higher education at Umass Amherst. “I believe in the opportunity for the Sons and Daughter’s of Massachusetts to have a world-class education, something that is meaningful to the economy, to the Commonwealth and to a per...

Chancellor restructures administration, with increased focus on external relations and IT

By Cameron Ford

September 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News

In the wake of the departure of former Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Milligan, the University of Massachusetts is restructuring its administration to focus more on external relations and information technology. According to Chancellor Robert Holub, Milligan had been an instrumental figure in the ...

Students get involved in giving blood

By Caroline Bagby

September 9, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Health & Wellness

Chairs are lined up and people are scattered, waiting their turn in the basement hallway of the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts. Inside one of the conference rooms, seven medical beds are arranged in a rectangle, each occupied by a person with blood flowing from the needle injected in...

UMass professor develops improved biofuel processing method

By Matthew M. Robare

September 8, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

A chemical engineer at the University of Massachusetts developed an improved method of converting wood into synthetic fuels. “We’re focused on lignocellulosic biomass,” said Assistant Professor Paul Dauenhauer. “What I mean by that is trees and grasses – ways we can take those trees and grasses and turn them into syn...

UMass sets world record for longest California roll

By Michelle Williams

September 7, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The school year at University of Massachusetts started with a roll - specifically, a 422-foot California roll. On Monday, UMass broke the world record for the largest California roll ever. The event featured the Food Network’s Jet Tila, who kicked off the construction of the sushi roll alon...

University presses performing strong

By Cameron Ford

September 7, 2010


Filed under Business

The American Association of Publishers (AAP) recently reported exceptionally strong June 2010 book sales for university presses. The study, compiled by AAP Vice President Tina Jordan, shows that hardcover book sales increased 7.7 percent to $3.4 million, which resulted in a year-to-date increase...