Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Unprecedented storm darkens area

By Herb Scribner

October 30, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

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

Filed under Columns

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

Filed under Columns

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...