Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass honors dorms aren’t without problems

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 14, 2013

This article is part one in a series addressing student reactions to the Commonwealth Honors Complex. The recently constructed $192 million Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) at the University of ...

More off-campus housing developments proposed on Olympia Drive

By Allison Ludtke

September 12, 2013

A proposal for a 75-unit apartment complex on Olympia Drive, called Olympia Place, is undergoing approval from the Amherst Planning Board. On Aug. 21, Dave Williams and Kyle Wilson of Archipelago Investments presented the pro...

The CHC Residential Community: New buildings, old values

By Michelle Wade

April 24, 2013

As a senior graduating in May 2013, before the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) opens its doors to students, I won’t ever live in its apartments or suites. I won’t learn in its classrooms, eat in its...

Contemplating the new ComCol complex

By Merav Kaufman

March 5, 2013

Since its inception in 1999, Commonwealth Honors College has been an abstraction referring to a set of requirements, rather than a college with its own physical buildings. The honors experience at the University of Massachusetts in recent yea...

The Cons of the Constant Construction

By Josh Steinberg

September 21, 2012

The crisp bite of the autumn air nips delicately at my face as I stroll through campus. A deep inhalation fills my lungs with cool, refreshing air. Tinges of orange paint the tips of trees and prepare for their annual takeover....

Anticipated Outcomes of the New Residential Complex

By Staff

April 29, 2012

In the coming years, the student body of the University of Massachusetts will continue to see changes across campus as multiple long-term construction projects are completed and new buildings change the campus’ landscape. The addition of the new Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex ...

New Residential Area Foresees Challenges but Maintains Progress

By Kellie McHugh

April 24, 2012

 Since its ground-breaking in summer 2011, the University of Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex (CHCRC) – In what used to be lot 40 next to Boyden Gymnasium – has been making significant ...