Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Obama wins presidential election on Tuesday

By Collegian News Staff

November 7, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Pick up a copy of the Daily Collegian to read about the elections. Also be sure to check out video footage of UMass Amherst students' reaction to the news....

Warren elected first female senator from Mass.

By Chelsie Field

November 7, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Democrat Elizabeth Warren won over incumbent Republican Scott Brown in Tuesday’s Senate elections in Massachusetts. Warren had 53 percent over Brown’s 47 percent with about 75 percent of the votes counted. The ra...

“Right to Repair” and medical marijuana laws pass

By Sam Hayes

November 7, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Two of the three Massachusetts ballot questions – the “Right to Repair” and medical marijuana ballot initiatives – passed last night and will become law. The physician-assisted suicide ballot question was too clo...

Campus Perspective Video: Presidential Election 2012

By Emily Felder

November 6, 2012

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Campus Perspectives, News, News Multimedia, Politics, Videos, Web-Exclusive

UMass students discuss which candidate they are voting for in the 2012 Presidential Election. Campus Perspective Video: Presidential Election 2012 from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

A Guide to Voting at UMass Amherst

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

November 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Many students and faculty members are urging people at the University of Massachusetts to get out tomorrow and cast their ballots in this year’s elections. Those planning on voting in Amherst will have to head out to one of t...

Former Obama administration official visits UMass

By Patrick Sadlon

October 22, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Van Jones, the former green jobs adviser for the Obama administration spoke Wednesday night on moving America towards a green economy. “Teamwork is dreamwork” Jones said to open the talk in the Mahar Auditorium at the Universit...

NYC commissioner of immigrant affairs speaking tonight

By Chelsie Field

October 15, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

What’s your story? What’s your future? These are questions that Fatima Shama, commissioner of immigrant affairs for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will address in her talk “Immigration Nation: Past and Futur...

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren clash in debate

By William Perkins

October 11, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

SPRINGFIELD – Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren both believe that too many people remain out of work. And they both think that the cost of higher education is too high. But last ni...

Brown, Warren debate in Springfield

By Collegian News Staff

October 10, 2012

Filed under Local News, News, Politics

Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren are scheduled to debate tonight beginning at 7 p.m. from Symphony Hall in Springfield. For the latest updates, follow reporter Katie Landeck (@KatieLandeck) and photographer Maria Uminski ...

Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren set for debate in Springfield

By Collegian News Staff

October 10, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

The two candidates in one of the nation’s most closely watched U.S. Senate races will meet tonight in Springfield in what will likely be a spirited debate. Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warr...

New healthcare law has got you covered

By Sam Hayes

September 6, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

The United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision over the summer to uphold the majority of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Obamacare. The decision, despite earlier efforts to repeal an...