Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Do-it-yourself: Create your own Halloween costume on a budget

By Ashley Berger

October 23, 2012

Everyone knows that when you’re in college, you’re broke. But most of us still want to look great on Halloween. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas on how to successfully cut, rip or tape together the perfectly scary c...

Board of Trustees approves $3.1 billion for UMass’ new construction system

By Brian Bevilacqua

October 9, 2012

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees’ Committee on Administration and Finance has decided to continue the ongoing construction at UMass and throughout the five-campus system. The Board approved $3.1 billion in spending on fu...

Spring Broke

By Staff

March 11, 2012

Spring break evokes a certain kind of image; an image of tan lines, tropical drinks, and yellow polka dot bikinis. Our imaginations get carried away as we picture scenes of Palm Beach and Cabo San Lucas floating through o...

Board of Trustees request $502 million from state

By Collegian News Staff

January 22, 2012

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees requested a $502 million budget from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the 2013 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The board approved the budget in mid-December. The...

Host a dinner party for under $20

By Alexa Wilansky

December 2, 2011

Hosting a dinner party may sound like a lot of work, especially when working with a budget. Instead of thinking of it as a chore, try thinking of it as a gathering of friends and family, all laughing, eating and enjoying each...

2012 budget moves to cut federal spending

By Sam Butterfield

February 14, 2011

President Barack Obama released his 2012 budget proposal Monday, taking aim at trimming America’s multi-trillion-dollar deficit by freezing discretionary spending for the next five years. Continuing to trumpet his message of “winning the future,” the President emphasized the necessity of inve...

Funding set for financial aid

By Collegian News Staff

February 14, 2011

In a recent report to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Committee on Administration and Finance, UMass system President Jack Wilson stated his intention to set aside $130.5 million in funding to student financial ...

UMass goes over snow removal budget

By Micah Levine

February 10, 2011

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to clarify a typo within the first paragraph. 2/9/11 at 5:38 p.m. The University of Massachusetts campus has had a number of delayed openings and early closings as well as a few all-d...

Holub addresses campus; discusses fee increases

By Michelle Williams

January 28, 2011

In a letter to the University of Massachusetts community late Thursday night, Chancellor Robert C. Holub addressed the issue of university budget for the next fiscal year. In the campus address, Holub discussed budge...

Holub stresses necessity of new revenue sources in letter to campus community

By Sam Butterfield

November 29, 2010

In a letter addressed to the campus community earlier this month, University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub said the state’s flagship public university will likely receive approximately $18 million less from the Commonwealth...

How to haunt your room for $20

By Leslie Rosenfield

October 25, 2010

Fall is now upon us. October brings the crisp, fresh and breezy air that moves the orange leaves through the sky. The season comes alive with aromas of apple cider and pumpkin pie. As the month of October creeps along, more and...

“I think I’ll go to Boston…”

By Kate MacDonald

May 3, 2010

There is a reason that Boston is called “The Hub.” It is a great cultural haven, where American culture and patriotism began. There is an abundance of activities to take part in during the summer. However, for college students...