Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass recognized in a positive light

By Karen Podorefsky

April 24, 2013

In Sunday's issue of the Boston Globe, there was the “UMass Special Section: A Globe Magazine Special celebrating UMass' 150th anniversary.” This section includes an article dedicated to different aspects of the Unive...

Birth Control may be less effective for overweight women

By Mary Reines

March 7, 2012

Contraception may be less effective in overweight or obese women, according to an article in the Boston Globe. However, more studies are necessary to confirm this suspicion. Many studies of contraceptive efficacy have excluded...

Unprecedented storm darkens area

By Herb Scribner

October 30, 2011

It wasn’t a Halloween trick. It wasn’t an illusion. And it wasn’t a normal occurrence. Amherst was but one town affected by a powerful and rare October Nor’easter that bulldozed through the region on Saturday, dumping...

Commonwealth Honors College: myth or reality?

By Chris Shores

November 21, 2010

The Boston Globe reported Thursday that the University of Massachusetts plans to build a $182 million “honors complex” for the housing and instruction of Commonwealth Honors College students. The news brought me back two and...

This safety school is better than the elites think

By Nick O'Malley

September 6, 2010

An article in Sunday’s Boston Globe, detailing the struggles of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has put the school’s national standing into focus. The verdict? UMass is a second-rate public university. Since the hir...