Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Polls open for primaries to special election

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 30, 2013

Filed under Local News, News, Politics

Candidates will vie to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant U.S. Senate seat in a special statewide primary on Tuesday.            The primary is the precursor to what will be the second special election to fil...

Anderson Cooper speaks at Smith College

By Patrick Hoff

April 18, 2013

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

Anderson Cooper, host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” spoke at Smith College on Sunday, covering topics that ranged from his reporting style to his personal life. Cooper’s talk was moderated by Jane Stengl, dean of the first-year class...

(VIDEO): Karl Rove gives speech at UMass despite protests

By Emily Felder

April 11, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, News, News Multimedia, Politics, Web-Exclusive

Karl Rove Speech Highlights from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Karl Rove to speak at UMass

By Nikki Grossfeld

April 9, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, News, Politics

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove, will speak at the  University of Massachusetts [1] on Tuesday about America’s future and moving forward, as well as the future of the Republican Party. ...

Amherst town elections open today

By Jeffrey Okerman

April 9, 2013

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

The Town of Amherst polls will open today for the annual town elections, in which at least 15 University of Massachusetts students will be vying for election for a Town Meeting seat. The Town Meeting is projected to be made u...

UMass Poll analyzes Gun Control, Minimum Wage, and Immigration.

By Jaclyn Bryson

March 27, 2013

Filed under News, Politics

A recent national poll at the University of Massachusetts has found a general bipartisan consensus regarding the federal minimum wage, strong support for a ban on assault weapons and a general over-estimation of the number of illegal immigrants who enter the country annually, according to a Uni...

Acclaimed scholar Robin D.G. Kelley speaks at UMass

By Chelsie Field

March 7, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

For historian Robin D.G. Kelley, the idea of American democracy has long been in decline. Kelley, who currently teaches history at the University of California, Los Angeles, spoke Tuesday to a crowded room of about 130 people a...

Sequestration may occur, could reduce UMass funding for students and research

By Dan Rodriguez

March 1, 2013

Filed under Business, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

If Congress fails to come to an agreement on sequestration by tonight, the University of Massachusetts stands to lose tens of millions of dollars in research grants and student aid, according to a UMass press release. Sequestration is a series of automatic cuts to the defense and dome...

UMass students protest Keystone pipeline in capital

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Environment, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

Over 40,000 protesters flooded the United States capital on Feb.17 in an effort to alert President Barack Obama to the potential repercussions that approving the Keystone XL pipeline could have on the future of the country and climat...

Weekly Peace Vigil draws in locals during cold winter months

By Steffi Porter

February 4, 2013

Filed under Local News, News, Politics

On a cold February Sunday at noon, about six locals gathered at the Amherst Town Common and braved wind and occasional snow flurries, taking part in a weekly vigil that has been held on Sunday afternoons in downtown Amhers...

Governor OKs measure that could grant illegal immigrants in-state tuition

By David Barnstone

December 6, 2012

Filed under Archives, Local News, News, Politics

Illegal immigrants in Massachusetts may qualify for in-state tuition rates at the state’s public higher education institutions. Gov. Deval Patrick issued a directive on Nov. 19 clarifying the state’s stance on young illeg...

Massachusetts votes down “death with dignity” initiative

By Sam Hayes

November 8, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Ballot question 2 – which would have allowed for patients with less than six months to live to request end of life medication from their doctor – failed by a 2 percent margin. The “Death with Dignity” initiative was...