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Study traces reasons why students feel suicidal

By Tim Jones

September 7, 2010


Filed under Health & Wellness

A recent study in the Journal of Affective Disorders has shown that a lack of positive social life and symptoms of depression have spurred suicidal thoughts in some college students. The study, which included research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, was conducted at the University of Maryland...

A new alternative to buying: Textbook Annex offers rental program

By Michelle Williams

September 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Posted to the entrance and taped to walls and shelves throughout the University Textbook Annex are red and white For Rent signs. Is the building up for lease? No, but textbooks are. For the first time, the University bookstore is offering students the option of renting textbooks. “Textbook prices a...

OIT pulls the plug on wired Internet

By Tim Jones

September 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

After a successful test pilot of wireless internet in Butterfield Hall in the Central residential area last year, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has installed additional wireless Internet routers in various dorms throughout the campus as part of an expansion. Northeast, Orchard Hill,...

Twenty nine UMass grads to Teach for America

By Cameron Ford

September 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

Recently, the non-profit organization Teach for America declared the Unviersity of Massachusetts a top resource for applicants for its controversial program. From last year’s graduating class, Teach for America selected 29 applicants to join its teaching corps. The chosen students spent the sum...

UM researchers develop phone app to help rescue Gulf wildlife

By Michelle Williams

September 6, 2010


Filed under Environment, Science & Technology

A new smart phone application developed by four University of Massachusetts researchers allows users working on relief projects in the Gulf of Mexico to submit photos and the location of endangered animals and wildlife to rescue workers. The application, titled MoGo, or Mobile Gulf Observatory, is...

W.E.B. DuBois library’s archives go digital

By Cameron Ford

September 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Many of the University of Massachusetts students’ frequenting the W.E.B. Du Bois Library are unaware of one of the library’s special collections. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is this hidden gem, residing on the library’s twenty-fifth floor. Despite...

PCBs discovered in Southwest during renovations

By Sam Butterfield

September 6, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Environment

Toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found this summer in areas throughout the Southwest concourse while crews performed renovation work on the residential area, according to a University release. After the compounds were discovered in caulk between patio blocks, lining retaining walls, between...

Updated: Jason Vassell trial over; charges will be dropped after two more months of probation

By Alyssa Creamer

June 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News, Local News

UPDATED: 6/11/10 Jason Vassell, a former University of Massachusetts student, will have charges of aggravated assault and battery dropped if he completes two more months of probation without incidence. The decision was made last week at Hampshire Superior Court in front of a packed courtroom, and has e...

Introducing DailyCollegian.com’s iPhone, Android apps

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

May 11, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

We know you can't get enough of us, so we've added another way to keep in touch. And, as always, it's free. iPhone users can download our mobile app via the App Store directly from their device or through iTunes on their computer. Enter "Collegian" in the App Store or iTunes search bar. A...

Google: UMass discontinuing Google Apps service potentially unprecedented

By Matt Rocheleau

May 11, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Science & Technology

It's not often to hear Google has failed at anything, but according to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Google Apps service offered at the beginning of the school year has failed to catch on with students. University of Massachusetts officials sent a campus-wide e-mail in early April...

Commencement on the horizon for Class of 2010

By Sam Butterfield

May 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

After your name is read, you embark on a brief walk up to a podium and exchange a few handshakes followed by applause, it’s all over. Four years of memories, experiences and preparation go into the books, the next name is read and the next journey begins. Donning their caps and gowns, more than 4,000...

The Norwottuck Trail finds itself a pain in the glass and planning

By Chelsea Whitton

May 2, 2010


Filed under Environment, Health & Wellness, Local News

The Norwottuck Rail Trail, an 11-mile stretch that winds through Belchertown, Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, Massachusetts, presents its users with preserved land, the Connecticut River, a view of the mountains and fresh New England air, but all this doesn’t come with a simple peddle or strut down...