Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Northeast Trick-or-Treating a big success

By Rose Gottlieb

November 1, 2013

Although Halloween is still one day away, trick-or-treaters in costume are making their way through the Northeast Residential Area of the UMass campus for the second annual Trick-Or-Treat in Northeast event. During the event, which wa...

SGA discusses fossil fuel divestment

By Katrina Borofski

October 29, 2013

This week’s Student Government Association meeting proceeded as usual, with some of the most pressing issues discussed including fossil fuel divestment as well as a number of other significant topics. The Bottle Bill Campaign at the University of Massachusetts has made significant progre...

Sexual assault advocates unite in effort to empower rape victims

By Eric Bosco

October 29, 2013

Angie Epifano’s 2012 article, “An Account of Sexual Assault at Amherst College,” read by over 1 million people, has sparked a wave of sexual assault awareness, leading Epifano on a nationwide tour to share her experience. She made a stop at the University of Massachuset...

World Series celebrations, RSOs, expired elevators, discussed at SGA meeting

By Katrina Borofski

October 22, 2013

World Series celebrations on campus as well as updates on student government’s involvement with registered student organizations on campus were among topics discussed at Monday’s Student Government Association meeting, following through on topics discussed a...

Friends, family remember Evan Jones

By Mary Reines

October 22, 2013

As the sun set over the Fine Arts Center, Evan Jones’ friends and family quietly lit dozens of tea candles for his vigil on Oct. 20, the day that would have been the University of Massachusetts sophomore’s 20th birthday. Abou...

Annual Shelter Sunday raises money for homeless

By Marleigh Felsenstein

October 22, 2013

On what appeared to be a quiet Sunday morning on the University of Massachusetts, something big was quietly brewing, and the town of Amherst was about to get busy. On Sunday, the non-profit organization, Amherst Friends for the Homeless, held its “Annual Shelter Sunday,” a ye...

UHS begins offering same-day appointments

By Haley Schilling

October 16, 2013

On Tuesday, University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts began offering patients same-day appointments as part of a plan to reduce wait times at its walk-in clinic. Patients can now call or visit UHS to schedul...

Elaine Sortino inducted into UMass Athletic Hall of Fame

By Stephen Hewitt

October 15, 2013

During their weekly staff meetings behind closed doors in University of Massachusetts conference rooms, Elaine Sortino would typically sit to Athletic Director John McCutcheon's right, silent yet attentive to the topic being discu...

UHS will provide flu vaccinations this fall

By Nikoleta Nikova

October 9, 2013

The University of Massachusetts is responding to the high number of flu infections predicted by the Center for Disease Control by offering vaccination clinics across the campus this fall. Up to 20 percent of the U.S. population will ...

OIT promotes Cyber Security Month on campus

By Marleigh Felsenstein

October 9, 2013

October is a month of many scary things: midterms, Halloween and even identity theft. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a national effort to increase the awareness of online dangers. It is promoted by many organizations, including the Universit...

Students serve up Marriott Meals

By Eleanor Harte

October 8, 2013

Next week, Lorena Tapia will manage her own restaurant for a night. She will be in charge of the table settings, the menu design and the presentation. She will manage the servers and will choose the amount of food to order and the table settings. It’s a typical situation for restaurant m...

SGA discusses campus safety, riots and Molly

By Katrina Borofski

October 8, 2013

At the Student Government Association meeting on Monday night a number of significant topics were brought up by the University’s Student Senate. This week the SGA brought in two guest speakers to discuss campus safety at the University, specifically regarding celebratory events that ma...