Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Faculty Senate vote falls shy on call for reversal of football program’s FBS move

By Taylor C. Snow

February 1, 2013

The University of Massachusetts’ Faculty Senate vote to voice its disapproval of the football program's recent move to the Football Bowl Subdivision fell short by one vote during its meeting on Thursday. With 38 voting members prese...

Committee to evaluate finances of football program next week

By Collegian News Staff

December 7, 2012

A committee formed to assess the costs associated with the football program’s move to the Football Bowl Subdivision will present a report to the University’s Faculty Senate next week evaluating the program’s budget from its inaugu...

New political science class to tackle questions of democracy

By Brianna Corcoran

February 20, 2012

After Arab Spring swept through the Middle East and years of international debate on the merits of democracy, University of Massachusetts Political Science Professor Frederic Schaffer proposed a new class that asks a simple question: is democracy...

Faculty Senate discuss changes to campus master plan

By Michelle Williams

February 6, 2012

At a recent Faculty Senate meeting, the future makeup of the campus was presented, which received some criticism from the faculty. Currently, the University is in the midst of revamping its flagship campus in an effort to mak...

Caret underscores importance of higher education in address to Faculty Senate

By William Perkins

November 3, 2011

Robert Caret, the president of the University of Massachusetts, yesterday underscored the importance of higher education in the state and highlighted a six-point plan he’s unveiled in an effort to move the University syste...

Letters to the editor: 4-27-11

By Staff

April 27, 2011

Dear Editor, I am a first year college student at UMass. I, along with many other college freshmen, feel more stressed than ever this year. Collegian writer Nancy Pierce’s [reporting] is correct in her Feb. 6 article “College fresh...

Students should fume over smoking ban

By Special To The Collegian

April 14, 2011

By Nathan Lamb Herter 227 lecture hall was filled to the breaking point with occupants, as one student after another voiced their staunch opposition to the “Tobacco-Free UMass Amherst” policy. Regardless, the Facul...

UMass Faculty Senate passes campus tobacco ban

By William Perkins

April 7, 2011

Members of the University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate yesterday passed a proposition that aims to ban the use of all tobacco products on campus beginning in 2013. The Senate approved of the proposal in a 14-7...