Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Broughton/Hajjar ticket win SGA election, Kingston as student trustee

By Chelsie Field

March 15, 2013

Legal studies and political science major Zachary Broughton, who has served in the Student Government Association since his freshman year, was elected as president of the SGA last night. Junior political science major Emily Hajjar, who ...

With elections on the horizon, the SGA convenes to tend to key issues

By Eric Bosco

March 13, 2013

On the night before SGA elections opened, the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association convened for their weekly meeting. The SGA revisited business regarding concerns about the current University Health Services (U...

Upcoming Elections, Cape Verde trip topics at SGA meeting

By Ashley Berger

March 6, 2013

In its first meeting of the month, the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) announced the upcoming start of elections as well as passed a handful of motions. Elections for president, vice president and s...

No Labels: The future of nonpartisan politics

By Stefan Herlitz

February 11, 2013

Despite a constant increase in partisanship in politics, both parties’ national membership is shrinking. Data shows that year by year, more and more voters either renounce their political affiliation or, for new voters, simply ...

We must trust the next president

By Zac Bears

October 31, 2012

The election of the president of the United States influences every government on Earth, and this year we face a choice between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Anecdotally, I have heard students...

The despicable state of the Warren-Brown race

By Zac Bears

October 3, 2012

The Massachusetts Senate election for the seat held by Senator Scott Brown is becoming more vitriolic and contested every week. The debate held on September 20 between Senator Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren involved core issues of the campaign, in...

Massachusetts students struggle to register to vote

By Michelle Alcott

September 26, 2012

As the fierce battle between Massachusetts incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren draws to a close on Election Day on Nov. 6, time to register to vote for the student population at the University of Massachusetts will...

SGA election results released Saturday

By Mary Reines

September 24, 2012

Voting results for the fall Student Government Association elections were released Saturday. Out of the 20,873 people who attend the University of Massachusetts, 2,782 participated in the elections, showing that  13.33 perc...

Romney or Obama

By Tom Lynch

September 23, 2012

No question mark.  The powers that be, whether “the people,” the “military-industrial complex," the amorphous “corporations," the Illuminati, or whatever other ambiguously contiguous/nonfictional entity you prefer...

Russia’s inconvenient opposition

By Mike Tudoreanu

March 13, 2012

Last weekend, presidential elections took place in Russia. Vladimir Putin, the leader of the ruling United Russia Party and the man who has been running the show in Russia for the past 12 years, won 64 percent of the vote according to official results. But many observers, both inside and outside Rus...

SGA election candidates take part in debate

By Lauren Vincent

March 8, 2012

The majority of chairs were left vacant as the candidates for the Student Government Association elections took the stage for a debate in the Student Union Ballroom last night. Moderated by Political Science professor MJ ...

A canvass to remember

By Daniel Stratford

April 4, 2011

As a political science major, campaigning, elections and writing about campaigning and elections typically consumes most of my time. It can be said that they lie at the dead center of my metaphorical universe, along with my family and...