Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Hull to take up residence as housing director

By Collegian News Staff

April 15, 2010


Filed under Campus News

There is a new man presiding over the floors and dorms of the University of Massachusetts’ residential life system. Eddie Hull, former dean of residential life and executive director of housing services at Duke University in Durham, N.C., will be taking over as the new executive director of housing...

UMass official who allegedly mishandled rape case no longer assistant dean

By Hannah McGoldrick

April 15, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

The assistant dean of students who reportedly handed down the wrong sanction allowing a student who allegedly confessed to rape to remain on campus no longer works in the Dean of Students’ office and instead is working for the school’s housing office. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and C...

Former UMass president Knapp dies at 82

By Nick Bush

April 15, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Former University of Massachusetts president Dr. David C. Knapp died on Tuesday at the age of 82. Knapp forged the direction of the University for more than 12 years, serving as president from 1978 to 1990 – a critical time of growth for the UMass system. In a statement yesterday, current UMass president Jack...

‘Rebel Music’ plans to make itself heard Thursday

By Michelle Williams

April 15, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

From classical to reggae, music has been a form of social protest for centuries. The  University of Massachusetts campus, no stranger to social protest itself, will host  journalist Alexander Billet tonight as he explores the connection between rebellion and music in the event “We Want Rebel Music: The...

Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute expands research lab in Springfield

By Jennifer Heshion

April 14, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) announced the beginning of a $4.3 million project on April 13, to expand the research space of the former engineering manufacturing building in Springfield thus making way for a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility. As the latest in a series...

UM chemists devise new method of creating electricity

By Jennifer Heshion

April 13, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

Chemists at the University of Massachusetts have developed a new polymer-based method for converting sunlight into electricity. Using the new method, the UMass chemists have created photovoltaic devices which are responsible for the conversion of sunlight into electricity, something they hope will...

Dining Services welcomes back the “Taste of UMass”

By Collegian News Staff

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus News

For the 16th year in a row, UMass dining services will host their annual “Taste of UMass” event April 22 at the Mullins Center. The event, which is free for all UMass students who have a campus meal plan, will be held from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. next Thursday. Featuring 75 different food booths,...

Crime Log for April 6 through 12

By Collegian News Staff

April 13, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Editor's Note: As of Nov. 3, 2017, the incidences between April 6 and April 8, 2010 involving a former student at the University have been sealed by the Commissioner of Probation. April 6 An Amherst resident was arrested for disturbing a classroom on the University of Massachusetts campus. Though h...

Former UMass prof. Sheila Bair, head of FDIC, named commencement speaker

By Collegian News Staff

April 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Former University of Massachusetts professor Sheila Bair, now the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., will be this year’s Undergraduate Commencement speaker. Bair was named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine last year. She was listed as number one in the...

UMass Professor dies, is remembered by friends, students and colleagues

By Chris Shores

April 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News

On the day University of Massachusetts professor Julie Graham died, a friend formed a blog in her memory. The blog, forjuliegraham.wordpress.com, has over 110 comments from students, colleagues and friends. “The news of Julie’s passing is truly unbearable as we have lost the very best we humans...

Students gather for Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Mike Fox

April 12, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Participants reflected on what the Holocaust has meant to society, and the lingering impact it has left, at an event in the Campus Center Reading Room last night to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event was sponsored by the Jewish Student Union and UMass Hillel and featured several speakers. The...

Local high school students and faculty stand up against bullying

By Angela Hilsman

April 12, 2010


Filed under Local News

In response to South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince’s bullying-prompted suicide on Jan. 14, Amherst Regional High School (ARHS) students and faculty are standing up against bullying and cyber bullying. ARHS students joined together to remove a Facebook page harassing a peer in January. ...