Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Breaking news: $182 million ‘honors complex’ announced

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Five College News

The University of Massachusetts will build a $182 million "honors complex" for Commonwealth Honors College students, according to a story posted by The Boston Globe. According to The Globe the building will cover almost 500,000 square feet and include student housing, faculty housing and classroom space. The bu...

UMass endowment scores big

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2010


Filed under Campus News

“We’re pretty close to making a complete recovery,” said Robert M. Goodhue, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Massachusetts Foundation. At the end of the 2009 fiscal year, Goodhue said, the UMass foundation’s endowment had lost 15.5 percent of its val...

Professors recieve presidential early career award

By Megan Valcour

November 18, 2010


Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

At college, you get what you give. And for all you students that are banging your head against the wall trying to figure out your major and what you want to be doing for the rest of your life, here’s some advice from the University of Massachusetts faculty who recently were awarded the Presidentia...

Veteran Services ranked 27 in the Nation

By Katie Landeck

November 16, 2010


Filed under Campus News

After serving under Uncle Sam, veterans on a degree-seeking mission may want to march over to the University of Massachusetts. Recently, “Military Times” and “GI Jobs” ranked UMass among the top places for veterans to attend college. “Military Times” ranked UMass No. 27 in the nation based on...

Amherst Police attempting to save students from tickets

By Cameron Ford

November 16, 2010


Filed under Local News

When final exams come around, many students are inclined to pack their books and head for the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, whether on foot or in their cars. However, with little parking in the immediate area, many students who drive are tempted to leave their vehicles in no-parking zones rather than wa...

Amherst meters out possible parking changes

By William Perkins

November 16, 2010


Filed under Local News

Those who utilize Amherst’s parking system may notice some changes taking effect in the near future. The town is exploring different ways to update its aging parking display meters in the Boltwood parking garage, as well as similar meters behind the Town Hall and CVS. “We are looking to replace...

SGA discusses student rights campaign, Comm. College

By Sam Hayes

November 16, 2010


Filed under Campus News, SGA

Editor's note: There were many issues discussed at this meeting. But this article incorrectly portrayed a student as being connected to problems with the University judiciary. The section regarding her appointment to an SGA position has been removed from the story to avoid further confusion. As ...

University of Massachusetts to Participate in AACU’s General Education for a Global Century initiative

By Michelle Altman

November 16, 2010


Filed under Campus News

If general education classes have always seemed to you like a monotonous drag, reprieve from dull requirements may soon be on the way. The University of Massachusetts was among 32 schools chosen recently to participate in the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AACU) “Shared Futures:...