Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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

By Herb Scribner

November 1, 2011

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

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

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

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...

Egypt in uproar; UMass student reportedly safe

By Tim Jones

February 1, 2011

A country steeped in chaos, Egypt has become a nation in upheaval. Protesters have stormed the northeast African Republic’s streets, defied curfew and torched cities in an attempt to overthrow their government. And as c...

UMass Board of Trustees approves $546 million in construction

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2010

On Sept. 23, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the borrowing of $546 million to fund four new projects, including 1,500 beds and new student housing UMass Amherst, a new academic building for UMass Bost...

UMass considered one of the best places to work

By Tim Jones

September 20, 2010

The University of Massachusetts is within the top 97 schools considered great places to work, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Survey results were based on responses from over 43,000 administrators, professors, and s...

Class of 2014 sets university record of applicants

By Ashley Berger

September 8, 2010

As another school year opens, the University of Massachusetts welcomes another freshman class to its campus. This year, those freshmen happen to be the largest number of incoming students in UMass history. A record 31,000 students applied t...