Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Contemplating the new ComCol complex

By Merav Kaufman

March 5, 2013

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

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...

Students support capstone requirement

By Nadia Ragounath

January 31, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Many undergraduate careers conclude with a capstone, an exhaustive research project designed to introduce students to the rigors of academia. In fact, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) estimat...

UMass volunteer group UCAN seeks to expand

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

January 30, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College has recently decided to formally sponsor campus volunteer group UCAN Volunteer to increase student volunteering on and off campus. The Commonwealth College now ...

SGA: Research needed on possible changes to government formation from Commonwealth Honors complex

By Chris Kornichuk

October 24, 2012

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

With the anticipated completion of the Commonwealth Honors College residential complex looming near, the Student Government Association voted on Monday to initiate a study of its potential effect on the current structure of the...

UMass budget distributed in numerous directions

By Dan Glaun

April 26, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The metal support structures of the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex that will overlook Garber Field are not just the beginning of new dormitories; they are the result of millions of dollars borrowed and spe...

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...