Massachusetts Daily Collegian

LIVE: SGA candidate debates

By S.P. Sullivan

March 8, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News

Editor's Note: This event is now archived. You can watch the debates here in four parts. DailyCollegian.com will be streaming Student Government Association debates tonight. For context, check out our coverage of SGA-related issues here. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four ...

District Attorney’s office discusses UMass rape situation

By Matt Rocheleau

March 7, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

The county’s district attorney’s office did not comment on a sexual assault case recently mishandled by campus administrators, but an official there said Friday that most instances of sexual assault require the victim’s consent and willingness to testify in court for the case to move toward prosecution. A...

Amherst officials discuss party-prevention strategies

By Sam Butterfield

March 7, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Five College News, Local News

Spring is party season, as the sun comes out and classes start to rank beneath 30 racks on students’ collective priority lists, and the Amherst and University of Massachusetts Police Departments know that all too well. Amherst law enforcement officials are hopeful that a shorter spring schedule...

Cooley Dickinson Hospital to open walk-in clinic in Amherst

By Chelsea Whitton

March 7, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

Doctors from the Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s (CDH) emergency department announced finalized plans for a walk-in clinic in Amherst are underway. In June 2010, the CDH in Northampton will open a new walk-in clinic department at 170 University Dr. in Amherst. Cooley Dickinson’s planners are hoping...

Get the memo: New forms of note taking offer better versatility

By Collegian News Staff

March 7, 2010


Filed under Business

In today’s world, consumers are focused on the latest and greatest technologies, and technology-makers are eagerly attempting to capitalize on that market by devising strategies to implement it in classrooms on college campuses nationwide. Amazon and Apple have created two new “smart pads” –...

Post office burglar delivered to jail

By Collegian News Staff

March 7, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

At approximately 4:20 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 27, 2010, several police officers from the Amherst Police Department (Amherst PD) responded to a report of a building alarm at the United States Post Office located on 141 North Pleasant St. According to a press release from the Amherst PD, one of...

UM: No ‘magic bullet’ to regain trust after rape case mishandling (Video)

By Matt Rocheleau

March 5, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Videos, Web-Exclusive

[*An update was posted to the end of this story Friday after the district attorney's office was contacted.] There is no “magic bullet” to earn back the trust lost from the administration’s “unacceptable” mishandling of an alleged rape case, the University of Massachusetts’ dean of stude...

Students take action on March 4 to defend education

By Collegian News Staff

March 5, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Thursday saw large scale protests as students at the University of Massachusetts participated in the March 4 National Day of Action to Defend Education. Students met Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Student Union and planned out their demonstration. The protest kicked off at noon from the Student Union...

Life after college offers both challenge and opportunity

By Chris Shores

March 4, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

Undergraduate commencement is just over two months away, and the big question remains: do you know what you are doing after college? Some students will tell you they know exactly what they want to do. Kamellia Keo, a pre-med major, recently applied to Teach for America, an organization which looks ...

UMass to hold open meeting Thursday on sexual assault mishandling

By Matt Rocheleau

March 3, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News

The University of Massachusetts will hold a meeting open to all campus community members Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. “to discuss the sexual assault that has recently been reported in the media,” according to e-mails sent this morning from the office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus...

UMass mum on mishandling of sexual assault case

By Matt Rocheleau

March 3, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

[*This story has been updated to reflect Wednesday's announcement from that University that a meeting scheduled for Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. to discuss the mishandling of a sexual assault case will be open to the campus community in Campus Center Room 101.] The assistant dean who reportedly handed down ...

Northampton judge postpones motion for dismissal in Vassell case

By Caitlin Soto

March 2, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

A judge of the Superior Court of Hampshire County has postponed a motion on Tuesday March 2 to dismiss the case against former University of Massachusetts student Jason Vassell until March 26.  The motion was proposed in late 2008 by Vassell’s defense team, and seeks to dismiss the charges against V...