Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Quidditch Club up and flying this fall

By Carri Bresnahan

October 8, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Quidditch, the fictional wizarding game created by J.K. Rowling in her Harry Potter book series, is not a sport, according to veteran players. Sport or not, however, the University of Massachusetts Quidditch Club hopes to succeed in qualifying for the Quidditch World Cup aga...

Transfer students adjusting during first month at UMass

By Haley Schilling

October 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

This week, 1,152 new transfer students at the University of Massachusetts are finishing their first month on campus. This year’s transfers form one of the most academically strong pools of transfer students that the Un...

‘The Spot’ undergoes renovations

By Jason Kotoch

October 2, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Renovations are well underway as “The Spot,” a student space in the lobby of the Student Union, gets a facelift. The construction site that currently greets people entering the building will soon become a place for students...

UMatter campaign aims to improve UMass experience

By Rose Gottlieb

October 2, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

A recent campus climate survey taken of University of Massachusetts undergraduate students revealed that many people feel disconnected and isolated from the campus community. It also showed that many students have witnessed incidents...

UMass senior ruled ineligible to play rugby, pushes to create change

By Nick Canelas

September 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Club Sports, News, Sports

Ryan Martin isn't your ordinary University of Massachusetts student. After graduating high school in 2006 and spending three semesters at Bridgewater State University, Martin left school to join the Marine Corps, where he served...

Campus safety a concern as students settle into campus

By Marie MacCune

September 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

As students get settled into their dorms and apartments throughout the University of Massachusetts and its surrounding communities and the fall semester gets into full swing, safety throughout campus is a concern for many. The...

Family of alumnus Paul Manganaro gives major gift to UMass football

By Conor Snell

September 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Football, News, Sports

The University of Massachusetts Athletics Department has received a major gift on behalf of the Manganaro Family, committed by UMass alumnus and former Minuteman Paul Manganaro and his brother David. The gift will support the...

Meet SGA Speaker Sïonan Barrett

By Jason Kotoch

September 18, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

Originally from California, Sïonan Barrett has always wanted to attend an east coast university. The University of Massachusetts, she said, has turned out to be a perfect fit. Redondo Beach native Sïonan (pronounced Shan...

Meet the Student Government Association Vice President

By Eleanor Harte

September 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Emily Hajjar has big plans for this year. A senior political science major, she is also a student athlete and vice president of the Student Government Association. She has a lot on her plate. But that isn’t stopping her from...

Christians preach outside Campus Center

By Patrick Hoff

September 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Scott Smith did not always believe in God. He admits that while he was being raised Catholic, he “thought it was all baloney.” About 34 years ago, however, he came to a personal realization about his faith. “I realized th...

Gas leak causes short campus scare

By Patrick Hoff

September 16, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

A mistake with construction equipment caused a brief gas leak at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday, during which the Student Union and W.E.B. Du Bois Library were off limits to all but emergency personnel. The ...

Hampshire Dining Common holds re-opening celebration

By Conor Snell

September 11, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Sept. 10 to officially celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated Hampshire Dining Common in the Southwest Residential Area. The ribbon cutting was the...