Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

By Nikoleta Nikova

November 14, 2013

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

In an attempt to decrease the cost of enrollment at the University of Massachusetts, several organizations at UMass are hosting a teach-in today featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students. “We don’t feel that th...

Government shutdown defeats GOP

By Kristin LaFratta

October 30, 2013

Filed under Local News, News, Politics

Though the government shutdown has ended and federal workers have returned to their jobs, recent reports show that Republicans are still suffering in its aftermath. David Kaufman, president of the University of Massachusetts Republicans...

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

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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...