Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Second Semester Security Updates

By Anna Jolliffe

April 25, 2013

Filed under Business, Campus News, Crime, Five College News, Miscellaneous, News

As the spring semester comes to an end at the University of Massachusetts, campus safety officials are concentrating on increasing public communication with police as they wait for the assessment of the security in the residence halls done b...

Storm dumps two feet of snow on UMass campus

By Chelsie Field

February 11, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The massive storm that pummeled much of New England over the weekend dumped almost 2 feet of snow on the area, but it spared the University of Massachusetts campus of any power outages or major damage. There were no storm-related injuries...

UMass to close Friday at noon due to expected snowstorm

By Patrick Hoff

February 8, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts announced last night that campus would cease operations today at noon in anticipation of a coming snowstorm. The campus is expected to reopen tomorrow at noon. “We felt it was import...

Valley spared from brunt of Hurricane Sandy

By Katie Landeck

October 30, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

After canceling classes yesterday for what turned out to be relatively mild weather conditions throughout much of the school day, it’s back to business as usual for University of Massachusetts students. Following an “evaluation ...

Decision made on UHS cuts

By Zachary Weishar

April 19, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

After months of deliberation, a committee tasked with reviewing proposed changes to the University Health Services budget agreed on a final recommendation with a 16-1 vote, which was subsequently approved by Chancellor Robert Holub. The changes were intended ...

$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...

Molander in process of withdrawing from UMass

By Dan Glaun

February 1, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Also see: Campus Perspective: From Sylvan to Southwest, students discuss Molander |Podcast: Molander speaks out about his intentions |Molander's original 'Friends Club' letter |Tyler Molander debates withdrawal | Letter causes stir on campus | Campus Perspectives: Students respond to letter and reaction | Editorial: ...

UHS announces service changes

By Steffi Porter

November 14, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

University Health Services (UHS) at the University of Massachusetts announced recently the decision to cut back on hours of operation, reduce laboratory services and eliminate its pharmacy, decisions some students feel will not serve their needs. UHS said these changes will help them to bett...

Wintry mid-autumn storm sweeps Western Mass., recovery begins

By Herb Scribner

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Environment, Five College News, Local News, News

It had many of the typical features of a mid-winter storm – several inches of snow on the ground, icy roads and cold temperatures. Only it was in mid-autumn, at October’s end. The rare fall nor’easter that pummeled t...

UMass reopens for Tuesday

By William Perkins

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts will be open and hold classes as normally scheduled today, but school officials are urging those traveling to campus to take caution when heading out, a University spokesman said yesterday. “Thi...

University cancels classes

By William Perkins

October 30, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts has cancelled all classes Monday because of the rare October snowstorm that struck the region over the weekend. “We don’t want people coming in by requirement when there are power lines down,”...

Physical science building may be built at UMass

By Collegian News Staff

September 29, 2011

Filed under Campus News

An $80 million physical science building that would feature labs for both chemistry and physics programs may be erected on the University of Massachusetts campus within several years – depending on if the project gets full state...