Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Massachusetts students struggle to register to vote

By Michelle Alcott

September 26, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

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

Filed under News, SGA

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

Filed under Archives, Blogs

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

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Filed under SGA

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

Filed under Columns

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...

Why people don’t vote in the SGA elections

By Nick O'Malley

March 10, 2011

Filed under Columns

Every year, the Student Government Association elections come around and feature the organization at its finest: well-organized campaigns, intricately-run elections, candidates showing how they’re going to make their sizable funding work for...

Let’s get instant runoff running

By R.P. Hitt

November 11, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here to read the other side of this week's Point-Counterpoint: "IRV, a voting spoiler alert" Have you ever looked at the Democratic and Republican candidates and thought, ‘Wow I really don’t want to vote for either ...

IRV, a voting spoiler alert

By Eli Gottlie

November 11, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Nowadays it turns out that a lot of people want to switch the American voting system to something called instant runoff voting. Under this new system, you would fill out your ballot by ranking the candidates from those you mos...

The real lessons for progressives

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 4, 2010

Filed under Columns

I have been saying for quite some time that the Democrats were going to suffer a beating in the mid-terms because of their failure to take bold, radical steps to reduce unemployment and fix the economy. Now that the inevitable...

Decision 2010: Massachusetts election previews

By Sam Butterfield

October 11, 2010

Filed under Local News

The November 2nd midterm elections are fast approaching, and this year, Massachusetts will see several fierce fights for various offices. The governor’s race features a tight three-way race pitting Democratic incumbent Deval Pat...

SGA elections continue into Thursday

By Sam Butterfield

September 28, 2010

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts’ Student Government Association (SGA) elections commenced Tuesday, with students voting online and at the polls in the Campus Center. Elections will run through Thursday, with results announced next Monday. Today, the Collegian profile...