Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Levasseur sedition lecture cancelled by UMass officials is back on

By R.P. Hitt

November 10, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Update 11/10, 8:50 p.m.: Ray Luc Levasseur's contested speech, originally cancelled after protests from the family of a  New Jersey State Trooper Levasseur's group was convicted of murdering and from Governor Deval Patrick, is back on. Levasseur will speak Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in Room 137 of the Isenberg...

Stephen King comes to Amherst via Satellite

By Michelle Williams

November 9, 2009


Filed under Local News

The Amherst Cinema will present TimesTalks Live, a discussion between author Stephen King and Janet Maslin, a New York Times book critic on Tuesday Nov. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with an introductory video to the TimesTalk LIVE event series at 6:30 p.m. Broadcast live from New York City, Stephen King...

Augusta Savage Gallery exhibits “outsider artists”

By Christa Romano

November 9, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The Augusta Savage Gallery located on the University of Massachusetts campus opened an exhibit on Nov 2 with brightly colored abstract paintings titled “Inside the Outside.” The exhibit consisted of some 30 paintings by artists Jay Dickens, Arnold Nelson and Floyd Nelson. The exhibit will be on display...

Student struck by vehicle while collecting for charity

By Angela MacGray

November 8, 2009


Filed under Local News

While he was out collecting donations for the homeless on Halloween night in participation with a MassPirg charity program, a student from the University of Massachusetts was struck by a car on Triangle St. in Amherst at around 7:30 p.m. James Greene, a UMass senior, was out “trick or canning”...

Disability rights advocate delivers speech at Mount Holyoke College

By Christa Romano

November 6, 2009


Filed under Five College News

Norman Kunc wants you to know that he is just like everyone else, only he happens to have cerebral palsy. The humor-laden speech that Kunc delivered Wednesday night at Mount Holyoke College titled, “A Life Beyond Compare: Disability, Normalcy and Transformation,” had a receptive and enthusiastic...

UMass researcher shows link between air pollution and obesity

By Angela Hilsman

November 5, 2009


Filed under Science & Technology

An assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts has concluded after a five-year study that high concentrations of air pollution increase health risks on obese people more than on people who are not obese. Assistant Professor Srimathi Kannan of the nutrition department at UMass found that...

On Campus Drama lets students speak without censorship

By Niina Heikkinen

November 5, 2009


Filed under Science & Technology

Tired of being told that you need to censor your Facebook profile content for fear of offending a future employer? Looking for a place to post your blog where Mom can’t leave comments? OnCampusDrama.com is here to help. The new social networking website, which launched Sept. 1, is designed to be...

Sexual assault Tuesday in library

By Sam Butterfield

November 5, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts Police Department announced in a Wednesday release that a sexual assault had taken place Tuesday evening in the W.E.B. Dubois Library. The release, titled Crime Alert- Sexual Assault, issued midday Wednesday and attributed to Chief of Police Johnny Whitehead, stated...

UMass student struck by car off Commonwealth Avenue Tuesday

By Collegian News Staff

November 5, 2009


Filed under Campus News

A freshman at the University of Massachusetts was struck by a car crossing Commonwealth Avenue Tuesday evening, receiving what authorities described as non-life-threatening injuries. Deputy Police Chief Patrick Archbald told reporters Wednesday that Allison L. Ingraham, 18, a freshman music major...

Amherst receives H1N1 vaccine

By Cameron Ford

November 4, 2009


Filed under Health & Wellness, Local News

The town of Amherst has received its anxiously-awaited shipment of H1N1 vaccine. As the cases of swine flu pile up amongst the student body of the University of Massachusetts, for most, the vaccine has come not a moment too soon. The town has received two shipments of H1N1 vaccine, both consisting...

UMass formalizes Springfield partnership

By Hannah McGoldrick

November 4, 2009


Filed under Campus News

In 2008, the University of Massachusetts and the city of Springfield formalized a partnership that will help to improve the quality of life in Springfield by stimulating a better economic environment. Spearheading the partnership are incumbent Mayor Dominic Sarno, Chancellor Robert Holub and most...

UMass mock trial team prepares for Harvard invitational

By Jennifer Heshion

November 4, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Following a third place win at the Oct. 23-25 invitational competition held at the University of New Hampshire, mock trial team members of the University of Massachusetts are readying themselves for upcoming courtroom battles at Harvard University. Known to the members of mock trial as “Hell Week,”...