Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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,”...

Presentation designed to raise awareness about sport organizations’ carbon impact

By Tim Jones

November 3, 2009


Filed under Environment

A presentation designed to raise awareness about the carbon impact that sports organizations are leaving will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Isenberg School of Management at 7:30 p.m. The event, “Challenges and Triumphs of Being Green in Sport,” is being held in Room 210 of the ISOM and is...

Norman Kunc to give speech at Mount Holyoke College

By Christa Romano

November 3, 2009


Filed under Five College News

In a speech to be held this week titled “A Life Beyond Compare: Disability, Normalcy and Transformation,” Norman Kunc will discuss the habitual ways that society perceives peoples with disabilities. Kunc (pronounced Koonz) will be advocating that society needs to include people with disabilities as...

Lynn Pasquerella named 18th president of Mount Holyoke College

By Sam Butterfield

November 3, 2009


Filed under Five College News

Lynn Pasquerella, the current provost at the University of Hartford and a doctor of philosophy specializing in medical ethics, was named the 18th president of Mount Holyoke College at a specially convened Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 31. Pasquerella was the unanimous pick of a 16-member search commi...

United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government Dr. Beck Noveck lectures at UMass

By Angela Hilsman

November 3, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government Dr. Beck Noveck, gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts on Friday, Oct. 30. about President Barack Obama’s Open Government policy. On Jan. 21, Obama issued the “Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government,” and...

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling slams into the Mullins Dec. 5

By Ryan Damon

November 2, 2009


Filed under Archives, Campus News

The superstars of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling will invade the University of Massachusetts campus on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. TNA Live! will take place at the Mullins Center, featuring many of the top stars of the hit Spike TV show, “TNA Wrestling iMPACT!” which airs on Thursdays at...

UMass professor works to shrink hydrogen fuel cells

By Matthew M. Robare

November 2, 2009


Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

Professor Dimitrios Maroudas of the University of Massachusetts chemical engineering department thinks that briefcase-sized hydrogen car batteries could be on the horizon, thanks to new research attempting to advance hydrogen’s effectiveness as a “green” energy source. Maroudas, graduate student...

UMass conference seeks to increase female high school student interest in engineering

By Alyssa Creamer

November 2, 2009


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

On Oct. 29, female high school students explored their potential interests in the University of Massachusetts engineering program, along with the field and future of engineering itself, during UMass’ annual Women in Engineering Career Day Conference.  Approximately 50 high schools across Massachusetts...

Khanna’s complaint narrowly passes SGA vote

By Sam Butterfield

October 29, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Commuter Senator Derek Khanna’s complaint alleging misuse of Student Government Association funds by last year’s SGA administration was put to a vote Wednesday night in a regular SGA meeting, passing 11-to-10 with 10 senators abstaining from voting. The complaint, which Khanna circulated to Vice...

UC San Diego chancellor visits UMass

By Caitlin Soto

October 28, 2009


Filed under Campus News

University of California at San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox spoke Wednesday in the Integrated Sciences Building on the future of public higher education. “State governments are unreliable partners,” said Fox initially, encapsulating yesterday’s remarks. Beginning her lecture just after noon,...

Police receive award, do community service

By Sam Butterfield

October 28, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The Amherst Police Department has won an Award of Excellence in the silver category for municipal departments participating in the annual Massachusetts Law Enforcement Challenge. The award, which the department will receive November 17 at a ceremony in Worcester along with 16 other departments from...

Teach for America hosts information session for future applicants at UMass

By Vincent Capone

October 28, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Teach for America (TFA) will be hosting an information session for prospective applicants on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts. The event will be held in the Malcolm X Cultural Center, located in the basement of the Berkshire Dining Commons. The event is co-sponsored by Teach For...