Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Massie throws his hat in the race for a Senate seat

By Matthew M. Robare

March 27, 2011

Filed under Politics

The last time Bob Massie ran for office, many current seniors at the University of Massachusetts were 5-years-old. Massie was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1994, on the ticket with Mark Roosevelt. They lost...

Biden calls for increased college graduation rates

By Sam Butterfield

March 22, 2011

Filed under News, Politics

As part of President Barack Obama’s ongoing plan to boost college graduation rates nationwide, Vice President Joe Biden Monday hosted his first-annual “Building a Grad Nation Summit,” in Washington, D.C., at which he asked the governors of each state to hold their own college completion for...

John Kerry cosponsors proposed repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

By Sam Butterfield

March 22, 2011

Filed under Politics

A prominent lawmaker from Massachusetts, the first state to permit gay marriages, has introduced legislation aiming to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 statute which defines marriage as a legal union betwee...

White House announces interfaith campus community service initiative

By Collegian News Staff

March 20, 2011

Filed under Politics

The White House is challenging students across the country to give back to their campus communities. Specifically, President Barack Obama’s administration is asking faith-based and secular student groups to come together on...

Research underway to determine DADT effects

By Claire Reid Kiss

February 28, 2011

Filed under Politics

Last December, Congress voted to end the 17-year-old “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy against gays serving openly in the military. According to a recent Gallup poll on the subject, 67 percent of American citizens ...

Rosenberg leads drive to modify ballot initiative process

By Shane Cronin

February 24, 2011

Filed under Politics

State Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) and four state representatives have recently filed legislation to amend the ballot initiative process in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If enacted, Rosenberg’s bill would req...

GOP cuts federal budget by 61 billion

By McClatchy Newspapers

February 22, 2011

Filed under News, Politics

Flexing their new large majority in the House, Republicans early Saturday morning pushed through a bill that cuts more than $61 billion from last year’s spending levels, setting up a showdown with Senate Democrats, who have...

House cuts funding for Planned Parenthood

By Michelle Williams

February 22, 2011

Filed under News, Politics

On Saturday, February 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that cut spending by 61 billion. The cuts in spending included an amendment that strips Planned Parenthood of any federal funding for the fiscal 2011 ye...

2012 budget moves to cut federal spending

By Sam Butterfield

February 14, 2011

Filed under Politics

President Barack Obama released his 2012 budget proposal Monday, taking aim at trimming America’s multi-trillion-dollar deficit by freezing discretionary spending for the next five years. Continuing to trumpet his message of “winning the future,” the President emphasized the necessity of inve...

New site developed to help find jobs

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Filed under Politics

Call it a socialized LinkedIn, call it a government-run Monster.com, call it the feds cutting into the classified section’s business. The Department of Labor announced last Thursday that it had created a new website desi...

Egypt in uproar; UMass student reportedly safe

By Tim Jones

February 1, 2011

Filed under Politics

A country steeped in chaos, Egypt has become a nation in upheaval. Protesters have stormed the northeast African Republic’s streets, defied curfew and torched cities in an attempt to overthrow their government. And as c...

Obama develops ‘Startup America’ program

By Sam Butterfield

February 1, 2011

Filed under Politics

"Winning the future” seemed to be the refrain most frequently sounded by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address last week. To accomplish this, the president told America and the rest of the world, that...