Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass-Lowell sophomore Jonathan Loya to run for state legislature

By Chris Shores

February 23, 2010

Filed under Local News

Many college students are involved in campus politics, but University of Massachusetts Lowell sophomore Jonathan Loya is shooting for Beacon Hill. The 19-year-old from Holliston, Mass. has announced his decision to run for Massachusetts State Representative of the Middlesex Eighth District. Loya is a ...

UMass ranks high in licensing and patent activity

By Tim Jones

February 22, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts was recently ranked 13th for total licensing income among institutions, according to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The data, entitled “Licensing Revenue and Patent Activity, 2008 Fiscal Year,” lists the top universities with patent and license revenue,...

Community Clips – Week of Tuesday Feb. 23

By Collegian News Staff

February 22, 2010

Filed under Local News

Campus Visit Day: Full-Time MBA Program Learn more about our highly ranked MBA Program at the Isenberg School of Management. Tue Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. Isenberg School of Management 305   The Institute of Black Invention and Technology, Inc. Come view over 100 exhibits and learn about African American inve...

Amherst sleeps out to protest climate change

By Lauren Vincent

February 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Environment

Christopher Potter has been living in a tent on the University of Massachusetts campus for 121 days. The sophomore political science major is protesting the use of fossil fuels for electricity by refusing to sleep in the dorms as part of a statewide campaign called Massachusetts Power Shift. Potter...

Commonwealth College funds undergrad research

By Anna Meiler

February 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Commonwealth Honors College awarded $100,000 to undergraduate students this academic year, funding research and better preparing students for graduate school and the real world. “I think it’s great that Commonwealth Honors College has been able to provide that much support to its students,”...

UMass grads fight financial crime

By Matt Bouteillier

February 21, 2010

Filed under Business

During a time when many businesses are downsizing and cutting back just to stay afloat, Dexrex LLC – founded and run by former University of Massachusetts students – is expanding, soon moving from college-town Amherst to the banking center of Boston. The company’s website,, allows...

New service offers “Life Without Laundry”

By Kat Manser

February 21, 2010

Filed under Local News

The typical student living on-campus at the University of Massachusetts must spend $1.50 in quarters to wash and $1.50 to dry when it comes time to do one load of laundry. Many students also comment on the time it takes to wait for an available washer or dryer, especially considering the sometimes-broken...

UMass junior Maia F. McDermott, 21, dies in early morning crash

By Matt Rocheleau

February 20, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

A 21-year-old University of Massachusetts student died early this morning when a vehicle she was driving struck a utility pole in Bolyston, Mass. and burst into flames, according to police. A 2006 Mazda, driven by Maia F. McDermott of 158 Walnut St. in Clinton and traveling north on Route 70, or Main ...

Online elections bill passes SGA Senate

By Alyssa Creamer

February 18, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

First attempt: Fail. Second attempt: Fail. Third attempt: Fail. What is now the fourth bill in favor of piloting online elections to reach the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association’s Administrative Affairs committee has now been passed through both committee and on the Senate floor as of Monday and Wednesday,...

Congressman gets Frank with UMass students on politics

By Michelle Williams

February 16, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Photos courtesy Hollis Smith and Caitlin Coughlan / The Amherst Wire On Feb. 16, the Student Union Ballroom located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts was filled with students, residents and constituents eager to hear from guest speaker Congressman Barney Frank. Three lounge chairs next to the stacks of Frank’s new biography set the stage for the event, with UMass journalism professor Ralph Whitehead interviewin...

Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four

By Matt Rocheleau

February 13, 2010

Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News, Local News, Web-Exclusive

View Rte. 9 collision separates engine from vehicle, hospitalizes four - in a larger map A serious head-on collision on Route 9 in Hadley earlier this week separated the engine from one of the vehicles involved and hospitalized four people, including three who are believed to be University of...

PVTA gets an “A” for being green

By Laura Lovett

February 11, 2010

Filed under Local News

Plentiful, efficient transportation, student involvement, and a green initiative have earned the University of Massachusetts’ transit system an “A” in the 2010 college sustainability report. Director of UMass Transit Al Byam said the primary reason for earning the grade was “the large usage...