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Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Judge’s ruling allows Vassell to seek selective prosecution defense

By Sam Butterfield October 19, 2009
The ongoing trial for the Jason Vassell case makes new developments with a Hampshire Superior Court Judge ruling Oct. 7 that Vassell’s defense team can pursue a racially selective prosecution defense.

UMass researchers receive grant to study effects of exercise

By Matthew M. Robare October 19, 2009
UMass researchers use ‘accelerometer’ sensor to measure physical activity to determine why people lose weight at different rates despite doing the same amount of exercise.

Budget cuts close Mark’s Meadow elementary school

By Michael Phillis October 19, 2009
Mark’s Meadow elementary school, the smallest but most diverse school in the Amherst school system, will be closing its doors for budgetary reasons.

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 the health care needs of the town”s homeless and uninsured population.

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....

Haymarket Cafe: A little more than your average “coffee shop”

February 26, 2009

By: Katherine Neubert I was standing on Main Street in Northampton, around the corner from Smith College, where my father taught film once upon a time, my cousin became an alumnus in 2003 and where, last...

UMass offers yoga!

February 22, 2009

By: Alyssa Creamer Many full-time college students with hectic lives, between planning enough time to balance 10 hours of a crappy part-time job, six classes of varying degrees of difficulty, and making...

UMass speaks out on possible border tolls

January 29, 2009

By: Alyssa Creamer Collegian Staff According to The Boston Globe, Governor Deval Patrick has proposed a plan to the federal government to place toll booths at the Massachusetts state borders. Although...

January 20, 2009: One of the best days of my life

January 26, 2009

I haven’t even left cloud nine yet. That's where I've been since last Tuesday, when I arrived in DC after a 90-minute metro ride (which should have been only about a 10 minute ride). I was blessed...

Watching history in the making

January 26, 2009

I woke up at ten thirty and leisurely stumbled downstairs, where my mom casually reminded me that in little more than an hour, the first African American President of the United States would be sworn into...

Brian Williams & Tom Brokaw kept me watching

January 23, 2009

By Matt Rocheleau, Collegian Staff When I sat down Tuesday evening to try and write about what I did on Inauguration Day, I couldn't - which is why I waited until now. It wasn't that I had writer's block...

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