Massachusetts Daily Collegian

University plays with idea of increasing undergraduate fees to build new classrooms

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2009


Filed under Campus News

A $450 per-semester fee could be levied on undergraduates for a new classroom building if the University of Massachusetts administration accepts a motion from the Faculty Senate. The new building would be located northeast of the campus pond, next to the Hasbrouck Laboratory. A study done by the...

Dr. Mari Castañeda awarded UMass President’s Public Service Award

By R.P. Hitt

November 18, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Dr. Mari Castañeda, associate professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts, will be honored on Nov. 19 with the UMass President’s Public Service Award. Castañeda, who received her Ph.D in communication at the University of California, San Diego, in 2000, has worked extensivel...

Class of 2010 Senior Night reveals gift to university

By Sam Butterfield

November 18, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The senior class will host senior night on Wednesday starting at 9 p.m. in the Graduate Lounge. The 21-plus event will reveal the gift from the class of 2010 to the University of Massachusetts, which students had the opportunity to vote on from Oct. 26 until yesterday in the lobbies of the W.E.B. Du...

PHENOM to hold event describing effects of budget crisis on students

By Christa Romano

November 17, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Students, staff and faculty at the University of Massachusetts will hold a teach-in this Thursday, Nov. 19, to discuss the context of the current budget crisis of public higher education in Massachusetts.   According to a release, The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts [PHENOM] encourages...

Smith College harnesses solar energy

By R.P. Hitt

November 16, 2009


Filed under Five College News, Science & Technology

The roof of Smith College’s campus center will soon be producing its own energy. Solar panels are to be mounted atop the campus center in the upcoming weeks, according to a press release from Smith released Nov. 6. Community Energy Incorporated will be giving the college an initial investment of...

New UMass program seeks to aid returning student veterans

By Niina Heikkinen

November 15, 2009


Filed under Campus News

This semester, student veterans at the University of Massachusetts have a new resource on campus to help them navigate their return to college life after military service. In response to the requests of student veterans, a new office of Veterans Affairs has opened in the Whitmore Administrative building...

UMass Faculty Senate discusses student financial aid

By Matthew M. Robare

November 15, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts faculty senate held its 689th regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 12 and began with a visit by State Representative Stephen Kulik. Kulik, vice-chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was on the UMass campus for last spring’s meeting, a time which he described as...

Stephen King comes to Amherst Cinema via live feed

By Michelle Williams

November 15, 2009


Filed under Local News

Last Tuesday night, Amherst Cinema broadcasted the live feed of New York Times writer Janet Maslin’s interview of Stephen King to a local audience. The event began with a 30-minute introductory video of previous interviews the New York Times Style magazine has conducted of celebrities and famous...

Levasseur lecture draws protestors to UMass

By R.P. Hitt

November 13, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Camera crews and major news networks were on the scene hours before the scheduled lecture “The Great Western Massachusetts Sedition Trial: 20 years later.” Protesters from various police organizations and civilians gathered on the Haigis Mall of the University of Massachusetts to protest the lecture,...

Amherst-Palmer railroad opportunity on track

By Tim Jones

November 12, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The Town of Palmer is currently making efforts to reinstate passenger rail service through Palmer,as well as to keep Amtrak, a company that services the town of Amherst, active for economic revitalization. The town prepared a PowerPoint presentation, which was presented to the Massachusetts Department...

UHS contracts Maxim Health Systems for seasonal flu shot clinic

By Kirsten Swenson

November 12, 2009


Filed under Campus News

On Monday, Nov. 16, Maxim Health Systems, a private healthcare services company specializing in influenza and wellness services, will conduct a seasonal flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts’ Campus Center auditorium. This is the third clinic Maxim Health Systems...

Fine Arts Center seeks to revitalize New WORLD Theater

By Angela Hilsman

November 12, 2009


Filed under Campus News

With budgetary concerns slowing their progress, the Fine Arts Center (FAC), located on the University of Massachusetts campus has recently announced collaboration with experts in the hope of reactivating its cultural movement, the New WORLD Theater. FAC director Dr. Willie Hill will be collaborating...