Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Neal Abraham, executive director of the Five Colleges, Inc. breaks down plans to develop new programs

By Angela Hilsman

October 27, 2009


Filed under Five College News

As costs and requirements for both schools and students go up, Executive Director Neal Abraham of the Five Colleges, Inc., brainstorms to bring innovative programs to campus without the financial burden.  Abraham is working with the Five Colleges to form a research ethics training program. He says...

Showtime posts Facebook page encouraging students to sign petition

By Tim Jones

October 27, 2009


Filed under Campus News

An online petition from Showtime Networks is now available for University of Massachusetts students who wish to have the network included in their cable packaging in their dorms. Showtime, a subscription television brand consisting of a variety of channels, has launched an online petition for...

Parents receive support courtesy of UMass dinner program

By R.P. Hitt

October 26, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Jessica Jazz Dautruche, an undergraduate communications major at the University of Massachusetts, thought she may have had to drop out of school when she found out she was pregnant. Dautruche said,  “When I became pregnant many people expected me to drop out, but I heard about the Dinner on ...

Hova rocks the Mullins Center

By Justin Gagnon

October 26, 2009


Filed under Campus News, Music

Where were you last night? If you weren’t at the Mullins Center, you missed a show your friends will be talking about for years and years to come. SLIDESHOW: Jay Z at the Mullins Center When tickets went on sale to the general public for last night’s Jay-Z concert, uninformed UMass students ...

Locals rally on Amherst Common Saturday for International Day of Climate Action

By Christa Romano

October 26, 2009


Filed under Local News

On Saturday, Oct. 24, members of the Amherst community rallied on the Amherst common, as part of an international attempt to send a message to members of the United Nations, calling for serious efforts to reduce global warming. The event was sponsored by the international organization called 350....

UMass Majors Fair to be held Wednesday

By Mike Toomey

October 25, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The annual University of Massachusetts Majors Fair will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. In the past, the fair has been an informal gathering for interested students to meet with professionals representing a comprehensive span of the many academ...

UMass looks to out-of-state students to ease budget crisis

By Cameron Ford

October 22, 2009


Filed under Campus News

With the projected budget shortfall for the next fiscal year running into the tens of millions of dollars and little stimulus money left for buoyancy, University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub has set his sights on alternative sources of revenue. During his address at the fifth annual...

Literary artists Glaser, Holland and Michel perform pieces at Amherst Books’ event

By Tim Jones

October 22, 2009


Filed under Local News

A student and professor in the University of Massachusetts’ Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program presented readings from the literary magazine, “The New York Tyrant” at Amherst Books on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. The event took place as a celebration of the launch of Tyrant Books. Tyrant Books...

UMass alumni discuss professional careers with undergraduates

By Sam Hayes

October 22, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts College of Social and Behavioral Sciences held a networking session on Oct. 22 with five UMass Alumni now working in the field of law. Discussions with the lawyers sparked conversation about the prospect of UMass potentially acquiring the first public option law school...

“In Praise of the Earth” to screen at Wistariahurst Museum

By R.P. Hitt

October 22, 2009


Filed under Local News

As part of a benefit for the Wistariahurst Museum of Holyoke, Mass., nature poet Wally Swist will screen his biographical documentary “In Praise of the Earth: The Poetry of Wally Swist” on Oct. 24, guiding viewers through the winters of Amherst.  Swist, who was born in New Haven, Conn., in 1953,...