Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Smoking ban proposal sparks debate in Amherst

By R.P. Hitt

February 26, 2010


Filed under Local News

Smokers and non-smokers arrived at Bangs Community Center Thursday to discuss possible new changes to the smoking laws of Amherst, which would prohibit smoking on town-owned outdoor properties and outside of restaurants. According to Julie Federman, health director for the town of Amherst, the amendment...

Confessed rapist remains enrolled after administrative error

By Matt Rocheleau

February 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

A University of Massachusetts student confessed to raping a friend and former student in the fall and was mistakenly given a deferred suspension. University officials allowed him to stay on campus, a move that now has administrators reexamining UMass’ sanctioning policies and procedures, according...

Boston Globe: Confessed rapist remains enrolled at UMass due to administrative error

By Collegian News Staff

February 25, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Local News

According to a story in today's Boston Globe by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) at Boston University, "officials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this week acknowledged that they allowed a student who confessed to raping a friend on campus last fall, a felony, to remai...

Horowitz brings controversial ideas to Student Union

By Michelle Williams

February 25, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Editor's Note: Due to the snow day, this article will appear in the paper edition of Thursday, Feb. 25. As such, the online article has been slightly updated. On Tuesday evening, former New Left radical turned conservative pundit and author of such works as “Hating Whitey: and Other Progressive Causes,” and “Unholy Alliance: Radica...

Bottles and cans for Haiti

By jmkellogg

February 24, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

University of Massachusetts student Aaron Lyon has been collecting bottles and cans from area parties, exchanging them for cash and donating the money to the Red Cross for Haiti relief. Collegian contributor Joshua M. Kellogg created this slideshow about his efforts. ...

Campus delays opening until 5:30 p.m. today, storms on their way

By Collegian News Staff

February 24, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

The campus will delay opening until 5:30 p.m. today, due to severe weather, University of Massachusetts officials announced this morning. For more details on the delay, visit http://www.umass.edu/closing/. Students and faculty of the University are joining the rest of Western Massachusetts in prepar...

Collision sends car over embankment into campus field

By Matt Rocheleau

February 23, 2010


Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Local News

A two-car accident sent one vehicle over a steep embankment and into the athletic fields along Commonwealth Avenue across from the campus Recreation Center earlier this evening. There were no injuries according to the driver of the 1999 Audi A4 that lost control, jumped the curb and slid down the ...

Our University, our endowment

By Sam Butterfield

February 23, 2010


Filed under Campus News

  Editor’s Note: This will be the first installment of a five-part series about the University of Massachusetts’ finances and changes to the University’s endowment and assets since the start of America's recession. In this series, the Collegian will investigate where UMass’ funds come from, how they are managed, and how th...

Amherst Select Board votes to recommend higher alcohol fines

By Nick Bush

February 23, 2010


Filed under Local News

The Town of Amherst Select Board voted unanimously last night to recommend raising fines for drinking-related bylaws to the state maximum of $300 at the annual Town Meeting this spring. The item was raised in response to a recommendation by the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking...

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...