Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

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...