Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass awarded $95 million Life Sciences Grant

By Allison Ludtke

September 4, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, Science & Technology

Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced this past June that the University of Massachusetts received a $95 million grant to fund life sciences projects and research at the university. Another...

SGA Returns From Break Post-Election

By Eric Bosco

March 26, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

On the first day back from spring break, the SGA met briefly, presenting the results of the recent SGA elections and  handling other business. The only special order of the night was the unanimous ratification of the SGA el...

Patrick proposes 2014 state budget

By Patrick Hoff

February 4, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed a state budget of $34.8 billion for the 2014 fiscal year, which includes a $39 million increase for the University of Massachusetts system, according to a UMass press release. “I firml...

Students lobby the State House for increased investment in education

By Keriann ORiordan

March 12, 2012

Filed under News

A crowd of nearly 1,000 packed the State House in Boston Thursday, hoping to lobby legislators for more investment in public higher education. Wearing school colors to represent their universities, students met in the Gardner...

Governor proposes tax increase on cigarettes and candy for 2013

By Nancy Pierce

January 26, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Cigarette smokers and candy lovers may face higher prices on their guilty pleasures if Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to increase taxes on cigarettes and candy passes in the budget. Patrick has proposed a 50-cent tax increase o...

Unprecedented storm darkens area

By Herb Scribner

October 30, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

It wasn’t a Halloween trick. It wasn’t an illusion. And it wasn’t a normal occurrence. Amherst was but one town affected by a powerful and rare October Nor’easter that bulldozed through the region on Saturday, dumping...