Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

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 ...