Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Those Amherst snobs

By Brandon Sides

September 3, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I mentioned taking a French class at Amherst College during my first semester, I often heard University of Massachusetts peers dismiss the school. A near-ancient Collegian opinion piece states that Amherst College students “have a better chance (than UMass student...

UMass returns Native American remains after 88 years

By Katherine Clark

March 7, 2013

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

The University of Massachusetts is in the final stages of repatriating the remains of 64 Native American individuals who were excavated in 1925 by F.B. Loomis, a professor of geology at Amherst College at the time. The remains...

Former Senator Scott Brown talks to young Republicans at Amherst College

By Patrick Hoff

February 11, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, in a speech on Sunday at Amherst College, urged students to be the change that they want to see in the country, saying they should fight through partisanship in the United States to get things don...

Amherst College cancels classes, hosts sexual misconduct event

By Mary Reines

November 2, 2012

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

Amherst College will not be holding classes today in response to the alleged on-campus rape of Angie Epifano, who published a first-person account of her experience in the Amherst Student, according to an article on MassLive.com. In th...

Student charged with break-in, theft, vandalism at Amherst College

By Chelsie Field

September 17, 2012

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

A University of Massachusetts student is facing charges after police allege that he broke into and vandalized a health center at Amherst College. Bradley Keigwin, 20, has been charged with breaking and entering in the ...

UMass vs Amherst College: Why do we have more debt?

By Billy Rainsford

September 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the start of a new year, the University of Massachusetts welcomes another very large freshman class as well as a large number of transfer students, continuing to increase undergraduate enrollment. UMass has steadily increased...

Amherst College panel discusses how Civil War affected town

By Chris Shores

March 29, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

When Union and Confederate soldiers fought on American soil 150 years ago, Massachusetts escaped having a front row seat of the Civil War. But even in Amherst – 400 miles northeast of Gettysburg, Pa. – the community...

Egen’s newest book takes on unconventional and a diverse character lineup

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

December 1, 2011

Filed under News

Award-winning author and journalist Jennifer Egan’s most recent book, “A Visit from the Goon Squad” seems to defy classification. The stories that make up the book span multiple narrative styles and generations, the ...

Carolyn Martin new Amherst College president

By Collegian News Staff

September 5, 2011

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

Carolyn Arthur “Biddy” Martin, the former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has assumed the reigns of the presidency of Amherst College. Martin, who’s the very first woman to lead the prestigious liberal arts c...

Famous local poet celebrates 90th birthday

By Michael Roberts

March 3, 2011

Filed under Local News

Poet Richard Wilbur turned 90-years-old on March 1 and the milestone was honored at a tribute and poetry reading on Wednesday at Converse Hall of Amherst College, Wilbur’s alma mater. Fourteen of Wilbur’s colleagues and Amherst College...

Hampshire College zips along in a rental car

By Chelsea Faria

February 3, 2011

Filed under Miscellaneous

“Wheels when you want them, gas and insurance included.” This is the tagline of Zipcar Inc., the world’s leading online car sharing network of North America and the United Kingdom. More than 225 universities have accou...

Frost Library hosts Amherst College faculty writers

By Alicia LaRosa

November 9, 2010

Filed under Archives

On Thursday, Oct. 28, at Amherst College’s Frost Library, a fall book party recognizing new works by Amherst faculty in the humanities was held. The library was buzzing with chatter amongst the authors and their colleagues. Eight of the college’s profe...