Massachusetts Daily Collegian

SGA discusses upcoming Lobby Day, Blue Wall renovations

By Katrina Borofski

November 19, 2013

Student Government Association senators on Monday discussed the upcoming Lobby Day as well as renovations taking place at Blue Wall next semester. President Zachary Broughton introduced the meeting with a debriefing that took place between the University of Massachusetts Pol...

Rookies find a home in the UMass Marching Band

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 19, 2013

This article is part six in a series as the UMass Marching Band prepares for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For some students, the hardest part of freshman year is leaving their families behind and searching for new fri...

Students push for voting power on Lobby Day

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 19, 2013

Since William Bulger was president of the school, University of Massachusetts students have fought for the right to vote on what happens at UMass. “Some people think students don’t have the capacity to understand what is go...

UMass astronomer identifies earliest galaxy ever detected

By Cecilia Prado

November 13, 2013

University of Massachusetts astronomer Mauro Giavalisco, along with scientists from several other institutions around the globe, has successfully identified the most distant, and therefore earliest, galaxy ever studied, according...

Israeli Defense Force veteran shares his story

By Katrina Borofski

November 12, 2013

On Veteran’s Day, Americans across the country take time to thank the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. This gratitude arises not only toward the men and women who have served in past conflicts but in modern ones as well, like the wars in Ir...

Small fire in dorm leads to evacuation

By Patrick Hoff

November 12, 2013

A small fire in the basement laundry room of the Pierpont Dorm in Southwest Residential Area caused the evacuation of the building for over an hour on Monday night. Ben Diaz, a freshman who lives in the dorm, said that when the fire started, he could see smoke coming from the building and ther...

Journalism department helps Amherst Wire to re-launch

By Catherine Ferris

November 12, 2013

For University of Massachusetts students interested in writing for a news source, the Amherst Wire, a biweekly online magazine, is the newest opportunity for getting work published. Rebecca Humphrey, senior journalism major and Wire editor-in-chief, and Jessica Troland, senior journalism major and editor...

Associate Band Director Thomas Hannum believes you can always learn more

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 12, 2013

This article is part three in a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With a lifetime of musical accomplishments and experience under his belt, University of Massa...

Veteran’s Day vigil honors veterans throughout the world

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 12, 2013

University of Massachusetts Army and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) took to Memorial Hall on Friday to spend the chilly fall afternoon holding vigil to the millions of veterans who have fought in sweltering and freezing conditions throughout the wor...

UMass researchers investigate sperm capacitation with international team

By Collegian News Staff

November 6, 2013

Reproductive biologists at the University of Massachusetts are working with an international team to better understand the basic processes of how sperm fertilizes an egg, which may one day lead to a better success rate of in vitro...

SGA discusses World Series events, new scheduling and peer mentor program

By Katrina Borofski

November 5, 2013

At Monday’s Student Government Association meeting, senators discussed a number of important topics, including last week’s SGA-sponsored events, new implementations for the peer mentor program and a change in scheduling that will take place next fall. Uni...

Students for Liberty comes to campus

By Brian Bevilacqua

November 5, 2013

University of Massachusetts senior Nathan Fatal passionately wants to recruit you; for what exactly, he would rather leave up to you. Fatal, a political science major, wants students to get involved in a political issue they feel...