Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Student conduct code review to consider minimum penalties for serious offenses, victim appeal process

By Matt Rocheleau

April 26, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

A special commission, created in response to the University’s admission that it improperly sanctioned a student who allegedly confessed to an on-campus rape, will consider establishing minimum sanctions for serious offenses to the student conduct code and allowing for victims of a misconduct to appeal sanctions. A 17-member committee co-chaired by As...

Economic analyst Janszen discusses online start-ups

By Michelle Williams

April 25, 2010


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

Eric Janszen, an economic analyst and CEO of iTulip, a financial advisory firm, spoke at the University of Massachusetts last Wednesday evening, delivering a presentation titled “How to Build a Company in 40 Minutes.” The Memorial Hall auditorium was filled with students, alumni and professors...

Crime Log April 12 – 19

By Collegian News Staff

April 25, 2010


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

April 12 Karen Brinn-Nazarro of Crestwood, New York, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. At 8:34 p.m., two female students reported a woman in Hampden Dining Commons snack bar verbally harassing them. Brinn-Nazarro reportedly loudly asked the girls, “Do you always walk around with your...

UMass’ Second Life: Do virtual worlds hold the future of online education?

By Max Calloway

April 22, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

Several UMass professors and graduate students have been turning to the massive online community of “Second Life” in an attempt to revolutionize the way education is delivered online, and they are not alone.  “Second Life” began in 1999 when entrepreneur Philip Rosedale founded Linden Lab...

‘Phallacies’ performance grabs audience

By R.P. Hitt

April 22, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The performers of “Phallacies: A Masculine Performance” think it takes a real man to express his feelings and wear pink shirts. The performance of students concerned about dispelling myths about traditional male archetypes, held April 20 in the Cape Cod Lounge, sought to challenge the fallacies of...

Showcase debate features heated opinion from students

By Michelle Williams

April 22, 2010


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

Students, faculty and community members filled the Cape Cod Lounge in the University of Massachusetts Student Union Wednesday night, with students packing in to sit on the floor or stand in the back just to catch a glimpse of a showcase debate between left and right ideologies, sponsored by the Student...

Open wide, here comes the Taste of UMass

By Collegian News Staff

April 21, 2010


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

The 16th-Annual Taste of UMass will be held today from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mullins Center. PVTA buses to the Mullins Center from across campus will be available starting at 4:00 p.m., with extra buses running to accommodate the event. The Taste of UMass is free for all students with a campus...

Are UMass students paying too much for health insurance

By Tim Jones

April 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

After completing a 17-month investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo recently released a letter stating that the results of the probe proved that over 65 institutions of higher learning in New York were essentially charging too much for health insurance – and that students were not...

Executive vice chancellor for University Relations Milligan resigns

By Collegian News Staff

April 20, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Tom Milligan, executive vice chancellor for University Relations at the University of Massachusetts, announced his resignation on Tuesday after two years of service, making Milligan the latest in a series of public relations representatives to leave the University. According to the announcement made...

UMass celebrates Earth Day with green initiatives

By Jennifer Heshion

April 20, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Students and faculty of the University of Massachusetts are preparing to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a series of new initiatives and advocacy platforms which seek to improve green programs on campus. On the administration side of the Earth Day celebrations, the University will launch a pilot...

UMass professors recount trials in textbook publishing

By Cameron Ford

April 20, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Some students complete writings that take a few hours. Others must complete writing assignments that take a few days, while others take a few weeks. But before you throw in a complaint about that English paper you have been chipping away at for the last week and a half, consider this: Jennifer Fronc,...

UMass Pow Wow honors Native American culture

By Jennifer Heshion

April 19, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Honoring Native American cultural traditions in dance, music, crafts and food, the University of Massachusetts will host a powwow on Saturday in conjunction with Thursday’s scheduled symposium, “Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Survival through Art Education and Health.” The symposium, which is...