Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Adderall used for recreation and study on UMass campus

By Michelle Williams

December 7, 2010

Also see: More stories on Adderall It comes in several shapes, colors and doses. Some prefer the extended release, while others seek out immediate effects. While to most the drug is known as Adderall, some refer to it as a miracle drug. Adderall, nicknamed “Addy” by some students, is a...

Chinese enrollment at American universities up from previous years

By Claire Reid Kiss

December 7, 2010

The Fall 2010 enrollment in American colleges brought an increase of foreign student enrollment, specifically students from China. The enrollment of Chinese students in American universities increased 30 percent, for the 2009-10 academic year. According to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education,...

Peace activist left table–less

By Eli Gottlieb

December 7, 2010

Activist Dade Singapuri has been tabling at the Campus Center concourse at the University of Massachusetts since 1996. From then until today hundreds, even thousands of students must have walked by her table where she advocates for peace, nuclear disarmament and various positions falling under the broad label of social...

RHA celebrates the year

By Sam Hayes

December 7, 2010

To end their first semester as the Residence Hall Association (RHA) the former Residence Leader Association (RLA) held a celebration in the Campus Center on Tuesday night complete with desserts, refreshments and other awards for cluster presidents, Student Government Association (SGA) senators “It’s be...

CCPH adds four new hires to staff

By Staff

December 7, 2010

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) at the University of Massachusetts has recently updated its staff with three psychologists and an outreach specialist. The team of psychologists, Patricia A. Barrows, Deborah B. Berkman and Joshua Relin, were previously employed by the counseling...

Are students turning to Adderall to get A’s?

By Matthew M. Robare

December 7, 2010

Also see: More stories on Adderall “It’s a very easy thing to find,” said one University of Massachusetts sophomore who wished to remain anonymous. “All my friends are prescribed it, and so is my sister. I don’t even buy it.” She was talking about Adderall, a drug prescribed to co...

Distractology 101: Arbella Insurance donates new driving research facility to UM

By Sam Butterfield

December 7, 2010

As winter weather and the prospect of slick, icy roads converge on Amherst, imagine you are driving down one of the Pioneer Valley’s many steep, hilly, roads. You lose control, skid out and everything is a blurry flash. Fortunately for you, this situation is not real; it is only a part of the newly-dedicated...

UMass’ Josh Stoffel wins outstanding student award

By Sam Butterfield

December 7, 2010

University of Massachusetts Sustainability Coordinator Josh Stoffel, who is also a graduate student in higher education administration, has been selected to receive the Richard F. Stevens Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the state of Massachusetts from NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators i...

Students on ski trip respond after bus accident occurred Friday

By Nick O'Malley

December 6, 2010

Editor's note: This is a followup to a breaking news story, originally reported on Friday, December 3. Over a dozen students were injured when a bus transporting University of Massachusetts students on a ski trip overturned and slid into an embankment on Interstate 91 in Putney, Vt. just before 4 p.m...

W.E.B. DuBois library to replace all elevators

By R.P. Hitt

December 6, 2010

The University of Massachusetts’ W.E.B. DuBois Library is undergoing extensive renovations which will replace the elevators that have transported students between its many floors for 30 years. According to Terry Warner, assistant director of administrative services at the library, the project will be o...

Springfield rated nation’s 35th most dangerous city

By Nancy Pierce

December 6, 2010

Western Massachusetts’ largest city is among the nation’s most dangerous, according to 2010’s CQ Press rankings. Springfield, about 25 miles south of Amherst, was ranked the 35th most dangerous city in the United States this year. St. Louis, Mo., Camden, N.J., and Detroit, Mich. were rated the...

Joe Haldeman speaks on science fiction

By William Perkins

December 5, 2010

Science fiction author Joe Haldeman follows a routine when he’s about to write. He gets up early, checks his email and completes other preparations for the day - all before the sun rises. Then he heads out to a coffee shop - one of nine he frequents regularly - and writes. “People don’t know [I’m] writi...