Massachusetts Daily Collegian

New residential complex (CHCRC) under construction at UMass

By Kellie McHugh

April 17, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Closed roads, construction vehicles, parking shortages and safety signs leave many wondering when the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex (CHCRC) will be complete. The project, which began in the summer 2011...

Professor details his road to college

By David Barnstone

April 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Dr. Ventura Perez – an assistant professor of anthropology who received both his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts – wasn’t always in the top echelon of academia. In fact, in high school he had a 1.2 grade point average. “I wasn’t supposed to go to colleg...

$1.4 million to renovate roof on animal research

By Ardee Napolitano

April 3, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

With the construction of the Commonwealth Honors College development, it’s not only students being considered, but animals too. The University of Massachusetts has allotted $1.4 million to soundproof an animal research building near t...

Not a bad time to be at UMass

By Ryan Walsh

February 26, 2012

Filed under Columns

Did you know this is quite possibly the best time ever to be a University of Massachusetts student? It might be hard to recognize because of how close we are to many institutional developments, but UMass is indeed breaking records left and right. Viewed with a lit...

Honors dorm construction underway

By Brianna Corcoran

February 22, 2012

Filed under News

Construction is underway for the new $186.5 million Commonwealth Honors College Honors Dorm and Classroom Complex currently being built next to the Recreation Center. Commonwealth Honors College Priscilla Clarkson said that...

Transfer students lost in the housing shuffle

By Billy Rainsford

January 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There’s a housing crunch at the University of Massachusetts. The dip in the economy combined with the growing prestige of the University has made UMass an increasingly attractive option for those seeking higher education. In...

Paper cranes hung from library ceiling raise awareness about breast cancer

By Brittney Figueira

October 20, 2011

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

Over 1,000 brightly colored paper cranes are suspended from the ceiling of the first floor of the W.E.B Du Bois library in rows of eight – 125 of them are pink. The pink cranes represent the one in every eight women wh...

Serving what purpose?

By Rachel Dougherty

April 4, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The idea behind the University of Massachusetts Community Service Learning Program (CSL) is simple: students get college credit for volunteering in local communities. But how effective are these programs? What does volunteering...

ComCol funds undergraduate research

By Collegian News Staff

January 24, 2011

Filed under Campus News

The Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts has funded over $67,000 in undergraduate research projects this year, according to a Monday release from UMass’ Office of News and Media Relations.  ...

UMass needs to make the football jump

By Nick O'Malley

December 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

The University of Massachusetts, amid a pretty miserable budget situation, has recently allotted $182 million towards a so called Commonwealth College student complex, which is expected to attract out-of-state, top-tier students...

Letters to the Editor: December 1, 2010

By Staff

December 2, 2010

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to congratulate the University of Massachusetts administration and trustees for the announced $182 million expansion of Commonwealth Honors College (Boston Globe, Nov. 18, 2010). What a fitting 50th...

The wrong time to borrow $182 million

By Stacey Linehan

November 22, 2010

Filed under Columns

The University of Massachusetts is working on a new $182 million complex to benefit 1,500 of the most “elite” students. The new facility will house as well as provide classrooms and student services to some of the Commonwealth...