Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The worth of the polymath

By Maral Margossian

September 26, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

  In ninth grade, I was convinced that the circus was the perfect place for me to begin my career. I wanted to travel, be a fashion designer, photographer, trapeze artist, journalist and I loved lions. I didn’t want to sacrifice one...

Education fairness for all Bay Staters

By Zac Bears

November 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Nov. 19, Governor Deval Patrick confirmed that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts would offer in-state tuition to children of illegal immigrants qualified for amnesty under new Obama administration policy. The President’s po...

Carpe Educare: Seize Your Education

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

November 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In class the other day, someone asked how what we were learning was going to help us get a job. This statement was shocking to hear. Although I realize many students are in college mainly because jobs now require degrees, I must...

Students must vote to make voices heard this election season

By Hunter Parent-Wetmore

October 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My name is Hunter; I grew up in Attleboro, was a good student in high school and applied to a number of fairly selective colleges and universities. I was accepted to Boston University, Northeastern and the University of Massachusetts as a transfer student from a community college, which I...

Ceci n’est pas une universite

By Jan Dichter

October 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The crisis of meaning which engaged so much of the late 20th century’s attention seems to have disappeared from sight behind the social crises of the past decade, but without ceasing to underlie them: for example, the rapid rise a...

University to educators: resist the TPA and you’ll pay

By Billy Rainsford

September 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When students in the University of Massachusetts’ teacher training program in the School of Education learned last spring they would be required to undergo a new assessment of teaching skills to gain their licenses, they weren’t...

Chicago teachers strike to better children’s education

By Billy Rainsford

September 12, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Yesterday, as students across the country settled into home room and first period classes for the start of another week of school, students in the Chicago public school system were instead sent to temporary school sites, churches,...

Liberal education is dead

By Harrison Searles

April 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Senior Columns

It is impossible to go through four years of undergraduate education without pondering what the ends of education are. It would be foolish to put down four years of one’s life without realizing the end one is striving after...

The Institution of Education in times of technological incline

By Taylor Schlacter

December 5, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Over the course of history, many of society’s institutions, such as medical or industrial institutions, have been constantly redefined and improved by the growing capacity of human knowledge. These improvements can readily be...

The 4-year slap in the face

By Nick O'Malley

April 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

(Author’s Note: Dear potential employers. I see you’ve found a column I’ve written just before my graduation. Please don’t think of this as a sample of journalism. Rather, think of it as an open letter to college.) My parents told me I’d like college ...

Not My SGA

By Staff

November 18, 2010

Filed under Columns

On Wednesday night, the Student Government Association (SGA) considered a resolution of support for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM) Act, a federal bill for undocumented students’ right ...

UMass doctoral program ranked among top-performing schools by National Research Council

By Nancy Pierce

November 7, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

Every student wants to get value and fulfillment out of their education. With the rising cost of tuition, what student wouldn’t be concerned with the quality of classes and professors? Several University of Massachusetts programs were ...