Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sex offender community notification

By Collegian News Staff

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

An Amherst man has been determined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board to be a level-three sex offender, and the Amherst Police Department has issued a notification to the public. Robert A. Martinez, a 31-year-old man who is currently homeless, has been determined by the...

Two arrested for drug and gun related violations

By Collegian News Staff

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

Two local men were arrested by the Amherst Police Department for drug and gun law violations last week. At approximately 6:23 p.m. on Nov. 23, the Amherst PD arrested Frankie Sanchez, of Chicopee, and Jose M. Rodriguez, of Northampton, in a parking lot outside of the Riverside Park Apartments. Sanchez was arrested on charges of five counts of distributio...

Students and faculty fight for cuts in coal use

By Sarah Hardy

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Only 16 miles from the University of Massachusetts campus, nestled in the Pioneer Valley, sits one of the state’s biggest contributers to global warming. The Mt. Tom Power Plant in Holyoke emits over a million tons of carbon dioxide each year by burning coal, according to some estimates. Students and...

Students deal with debt

By Colin Spence

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Like many college students, Jennifer Collotta, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, is worried about her student loan debt upon graduation. Many UMass students, like her, are unsure of how they are going to pay it all back. “I’m just going to have to take it how it comes,” she said,...

International students made to pay for UM health coverage

By R.P. Hitt

November 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Rahmah Mohamad Pauzi is the only Malaysian undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, and according to the Malaysian Embassy, she might be the last. Pauzi will be made to pay over $2,000 this year for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), despite being covered by the estimated $250,000...

UMass Outing Club entering “Made Possible College Challenge”

By Michelle Williams

November 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

In order to help sophomore Victoria Conrad, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts living with cerebral palsy and others with disabilities who wish to participate in outdoor activities, the UMass Outing Club entered the “Made Possible College Challenge,” sponsored by outdoor apparel maker...

Community Engagement Program encourages dialogue

By Ashley Berger

November 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

On the evening of Nov. 18, the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts hosted a panel on immigration issues facing the United States today. The panel is the second in a series of discussions called the Civic Engagement Dialogue Series, presented by the Community Engagement Program...

Police investigating large pizza order

By Collegian News Staff

November 22, 2010


Filed under Crime, Local News

The Amherst Police Department’s Detective Bureau has opened an investigation into an incident which involved an order for $3,900 worth of pizza from Antonio’s Pizza. An order was placed late Friday night by phone call to the downtown pizza shop, but was never picked up. At 6:20 a.m. the Amherst...

Disability Services helps students get the accommodations they need

By Melanie Muller

November 22, 2010


Filed under Health & Wellness

At the University of Massachusetts, the Office of Disability Services is charged with providing “full access” for people with disabilities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), universities in the United States are prohibited from discriminating against people with disabilities and in order to avoid this, must provide accommodations ...

UMass alum speaks on shock of winning Pultizer Prize in South Hadley

By Tyler Manoukian

November 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

Several years ago, Paul Harding was just another aspiring author with a novel to peddle. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he sent copies of a manuscript to publishers and editors in New York City, only receiving rejection as feedback. The stack of papers that would become his debut novel lay yellowing for three years. Eventually, a sma...

Student Government Association holds last meeting before Thanksgiving

By Ashley Berger

November 18, 2010


Filed under Campus News, SGA

In a Wednesday, Nov. 17 meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) appointed new members, revised a small section of the Constitution, and tabled what could have been an important voting issue. Before the meeting, the representatives from the SGA and various Registered Student Organizations ...

New permaculture garden makes progress

By Karissa Hamblet

November 18, 2010


Filed under Local News

As the constant stream of construction continues around the University of Massachusetts, a notable change in the landscape is taking place outside Franklin Dining Commons – the Franklin Permaculture Garden has recently completed the first of three stages of development. Ryan Harb, the Auxiliary Services Sustainabi...