Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

UMass’ endowment, Part III: Inside the UMass Development Office

By Sam Butterfield

March 2, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in a series about the University of Massachusetts’ finances and changes to the University’s endowment and assets since the start of America’s recession. In this series, the Collegian will investigate where UMass’ funds come from, how they are man...

Crime Log for Feb 19 through March 1

By Collegian News Staff

March 2, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Friday Feb. 19 David Clark of Providence, RI was arrested at 4:20 p.m. for drug law offenses. An officer of the University of Massachusetts Police Department (UMPD) was stationed in Lot 12 on the University campus Friday night had suspected Clark of selling drugs. Dressed in casual street clothes...

University President Jack M. Wilson to step down in 2011

By Matt Rocheleau

March 2, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson announced yesterday he will step down after eight years as head of the five-campus system when his current term ends in June 2011. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve as a steward of this University,” said President Wilson in a University...

SGA to discuss eliminating ALANA seats

By Hannah McGoldrick

March 1, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Senators will discuss the controversial removal of the Asian Latino African Native American (ALANA) Caucus seats at tomorrow’s University of Massachusetts’ Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting. Two motions involving the removal of these seats have passed through the SGA’s Administrative...

How new credit card rules will impact students

By Matt Bouteillier

March 1, 2010


Filed under Business

A series of new restrictions for credit card companies, which went info effect last week after being passed Congress a year ago, will impact anyone who has a credit card, but it will especially affect college students. Credit card companies have long used questionable marketing practices in order...

Community Clips – March 2-8

By Collegian News Staff

March 1, 2010


Filed under Local News

Cows For Africa UMass Dining partners with Land O'Lakes during “Cows For Africa.” Points earned by UMass Dining will provide a cow for an African family. Tue Mar. 2, all day.  All Dining Commons Guest Artists’ Festival: Masterclass Attend masterclasses with internationally-known pianist Jon Nakamatsu and ...

UMass system President Jack Wilson to step down in 2011

By S.P. Sullivan

March 1, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News

The University of Massachusetts system revealed in a statement this morning that President Jack Wilson will leave his position in 2011. Wilson has overseen the five-campus UMass system since September 2, 2003. His term ends on June 30, 2011. UMass officials said in the statement that a search committee...

Slideshow: Nor’easter pummels North Shore

By Justin Gagnon

February 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Environment, Local News, Slideshows, Web-Exclusive

A nor'easter hit the North Shore on the night of Feb. 25 into the following morning. The storm pulled trees from the ground, ripped roofs off of houses and businesses, and even started a fire. Many cars were crushed by fallen trees and parts of buildings. Crews are working around the clock to clean up the mess, but a handful of houses are still without electricity....

UPDATED | UMass junior Rebecca L. Walsh studying in Chile is safe after massive quake

By Matt Rocheleau

February 27, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Local News

Map locating epicenter of 8.8 magnitude earthquake in central Chile. (MCT) A University of Massachusetts junior studying abroad in Chile said she is safe after the South American nation was rocked by one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded over the weekend. Rebecca L. Walsh, 20, of Lowell, Mass., was in Santiago, Chile – th...

Our University, our endowment Part II: The UMass Foundation

By Sam Butterfield

February 26, 2010


Filed under Campus News

While the endowment assets of the University of Massachusetts slipped by 4.6 percent in Fiscal Year 2009, the University of Massachusetts Foundation in Boston, which manages the five campus system’s finances, seems to have averted some of the financial land mines which struck many other colleges and...