Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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

By Cameron Ford October 22, 2009

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...

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

By Tim Jones October 22, 2009

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,...

UMass alumni discuss professional careers with undergraduates

By Sam Hayes October 22, 2009

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...

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

By R.P. Hitt October 22, 2009

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,...

Amherst Police launch Public Safety 911 Education Program

By Sam Butterfield October 21, 2009

On Sunday, the Amherst Police Department announced that it would continue its Public Safety 911 Education Program, now in its third year. Emergency dispatchers from the Amherst Public Safety Emergency...

University Apartments to be demolished next month

By Michelle Williams October 21, 2009

The condemned University Apartments complex, located off Butterfield Terrace, is scheduled to be demolished next month. Built in 1949, the University Apartments were designed for housing, specifically...

Judge’s ruling allows Vassell to seek selective prosecution defense

By Sam Butterfield October 19, 2009

As the weeks drag on, nothing seems to be getting much clearer in the nearly two year-old Jason Vassell case. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Judd Carhart ruled Oct. 7 that Vassell's defense team had...

UMass researchers receive grant to study effects of exercise

By Matthew M. Robare October 19, 2009

University of Massachusetts researchers have been awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study physical activity. The two-year, $985,000 grant was awarded to a team led by Professor...

Budget cuts close Mark’s Meadow elementary school

By Michael Phillis October 19, 2009

Just to the north of the University of Massachusetts campus sits Mark’s Meadow elementary school. In the 1990s, UMass used Mark’s Meadow as a laboratory school for their graduate education students....

Amherst Survival Center director receives honor for community leadership

By Niina Heikkinen October 19, 2009

As the nation grapples with issues concerning health care reform, Dr. Susan Lowery is taking the lead in a local grassroots effort through the Amherst Survival Center on North Pleasant Street to address...

Drug Policy Initiatives: Amethyst vs. Emerald

April 20, 2009

By: Tim Wallace   Binge drinking has been viewed by college campus leaders as one of the biggest health and safety risks for college students of our generation, according to a recent Inside Higher Ed...

“The Sicily Class”

April 13, 2009

Blog entry and photos by: Katherine Neubert Journalism 391R: Travel Writing and Photojournalism (aka "the Sicily class") is by far, hands down, no doubt about it the best class I've ever taken at UMass....

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