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A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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Fire, advocacy, William Lee SIP research and entrepreneurship: ‘That’s what this semester was like, you got to either sink or swim’

By Claire Healy, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2021
"Everyone can use a little bit of support. We all should help one another live life together and be there for each other. And stop spreading so much hate with the world. That's what I wanted to do; I just want to make a difference.”
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UMass lifts facial covering and social distancing policy for fully vaccinated individuals

By Talia Heisey, Collegian Staff May 26, 2021
UMass will no longer require masks or social distancing beginning on May 29.
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UMass research professor arrested on OUI charge

By Alex Genovese, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2021
Professor Tammy Haut Donahue was arraigned at the Eastern Hampshire District Court.
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UMass faces public scrutiny over three girls suspended for attending a party on ‘Blarney Blowout’ weekend

By Sophia Gardner and Talia Heisey May 18, 2021
Student suspended for participating in Blarney weekend slept on friend’s couch for two weeks after being removed from dorm.
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The impact of ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ and the future of mental health services on campus

By Ronan Fitzgerald, Collegian Correspondent May 13, 2021

“Nothing is quite as magical as an unexpected wonder,” said Pete Smith, director of student affairs and campus life (SACL), communications and professional development, speaking to the potential effect...

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Students feel ‘burnt out’ at the end of an accelerated virtual semester

By Ella Adams, Saliha Bayrak, and Talia Heisey May 13, 2021

Completing mundane and repetitive academic tasks often late into weeknights, Caroline Campbell is exhausted but “still kickin'.” Campbell, a sophomore business student, is one of many students who...

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Rising sophomores lose out on prioritized on-campus housing for fall 2021

By Rachael Dionisio, Collegian Correspondent May 4, 2021

On March 30, Residential Life Student Services at the University of Massachusetts sent out an email to students announcing that the University had “approved a fall 2021 on-campus occupancy of just under...

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Students experience enrollment concerns and anxiety due to pass/fail

By Timothy Scalona, Collegian Correspondent April 28, 2021
While the pandemic expanded pass/fail options for students at UMass, students discussed the benefits and downsides to electing their courses pass/fail over the past few semesters.
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Don’t expect campus life to ‘return to normal’

By Catherine Hurley, Collegian Columnist April 27, 2021

Everyone has heard the news. The University of Massachusetts plans to “return to normal operations in fall 2021.” This means students can expect to take classes in-person, live in full capacity residence...

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UMass plans to require that students be vaccinated by the fall semester

By Sophia Gardner, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021
UMass plans to require all undergraduate and graduate students who plan to be on-campus next semester be vaccinated.
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‘The pandemic behind bars:’ Panelists discuss effects of COVID-19 in prisons

By Sara Abdelouahed and Saliha Bayrak April 21, 2021
“It's so important that we're all here, and all of you are part of this experience and conversation, to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves,” Ernst Fenelon Jr. said.
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UMass participates in ‘Out of Darkness Walk’ to raise awareness for suicide prevention

By Sophia Tsekov, Grace Fiori , and Esther Muhlmann April 21, 2021
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15-24, according to the AFSP website.
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