Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass prof Rick Adrion one of five honored by President Jack Wilson

By Sam Butterfield

November 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Years of work over the last decade bringing Massachusetts primary, secondary and post-secondary students computer technology literacy programs paid off yesterday for University of Massachusetts professor Rick Adrion, who Monday received the UMass President’s Award for Public Service from Preside...

Town sees little crime despite student absence over holiday

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2010


Filed under Local News

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported that Amherst residents notified Amherst Police of just three break-ins last Thursday and Friday, a fairly low number considering police usually deal with a measurable spike of break-ins when students are out of town. Police received word of the first break-in Thursday...

Student inventors compete in sixth-annual challenge

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 29, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Eleven groups of student business leaders and inventors will compete Thursday for $10,000 in cash prizes and sponsorship for business plans they have developed during the first stage of the University of Massachusetts’ sixth-annual Innovation Challenge. Kicking off the event will be an executive...

UMass Amherst professors pioneering alternative energy research

By Stephen Canning

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Imagine being able to power your iPod with your backpack. Well, that is exactly what University of Massachusetts associate professor Dhandapani Venkataraman is trying to do, as he is conducting research on organic solar cells, which provide clean sources of renewable energy.  “The global atmospher...

Sex offender community notification

By Collegian News Staff

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

An Amherst man has been determined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board to be a level-three sex offender, and the Amherst Police Department has issued a notification to the public. Robert A. Martinez, a 31-year-old man who is currently homeless, has been determined by the...

Two arrested for drug and gun related violations

By Collegian News Staff

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Local News

Two local men were arrested by the Amherst Police Department for drug and gun law violations last week. At approximately 6:23 p.m. on Nov. 23, the Amherst PD arrested Frankie Sanchez, of Chicopee, and Jose M. Rodriguez, of Northampton, in a parking lot outside of the Riverside Park Apartments. Sanchez was arrested on charges of five counts of distributio...

Students and faculty fight for cuts in coal use

By Sarah Hardy

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Only 16 miles from the University of Massachusetts campus, nestled in the Pioneer Valley, sits one of the state’s biggest contributers to global warming. The Mt. Tom Power Plant in Holyoke emits over a million tons of carbon dioxide each year by burning coal, according to some estimates. Students and...

Students deal with debt

By Colin Spence

November 28, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Like many college students, Jennifer Collotta, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, is worried about her student loan debt upon graduation. Many UMass students, like her, are unsure of how they are going to pay it all back. “I’m just going to have to take it how it comes,” she said,...

International students made to pay for UM health coverage

By R.P. Hitt

November 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Rahmah Mohamad Pauzi is the only Malaysian undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, and according to the Malaysian Embassy, she might be the last. Pauzi will be made to pay over $2,000 this year for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), despite being covered by the estimated $250,000...

UMass Outing Club entering “Made Possible College Challenge”

By Michelle Williams

November 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

In order to help sophomore Victoria Conrad, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts living with cerebral palsy and others with disabilities who wish to participate in outdoor activities, the UMass Outing Club entered the “Made Possible College Challenge,” sponsored by outdoor apparel maker...

Community Engagement Program encourages dialogue

By Ashley Berger

November 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

On the evening of Nov. 18, the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts hosted a panel on immigration issues facing the United States today. The panel is the second in a series of discussions called the Civic Engagement Dialogue Series, presented by the Community Engagement Program...

Police investigating large pizza order

By Collegian News Staff

November 22, 2010


Filed under Crime, Local News

The Amherst Police Department’s Detective Bureau has opened an investigation into an incident which involved an order for $3,900 worth of pizza from Antonio’s Pizza. An order was placed late Friday night by phone call to the downtown pizza shop, but was never picked up. At 6:20 a.m. the Amherst...