Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass grad Nguyen’s Chinese Kung Fu Wushu Academy reopens

By Peter Cappiello

February 24, 2014

Filed under Business, Local News, News, Profiles, Scrolling Headlines

It was a promise between Binh Nguyen and his ailing karate teacher Ken Grimshaw, who had been diagnosed with leukemia: continue the martial arts tradition. Grimshaw, founder of The Kung Fu Academy in Chicopee, died on Sept. 3,...

Small fire in dorm leads to evacuation

By Patrick Hoff

November 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

A small fire in the basement laundry room of the Pierpont Dorm in Southwest Residential Area caused the evacuation of the building for over an hour on Monday night. Ben Diaz, a freshman who lives in the dorm, said that when the fire started, he could see smoke coming from the building and ther...

Fire at Hampshire College displaces 44

By Patrick Hoff

October 28, 2013

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

A fire at Hampshire College’s Greenwich House dormitory on Sunday afternoon forced 44 students out of their housing for the next few days. “All indications are that it was an accidental fire,” said Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman. The fire began between 4:15 ...

Family, friends remember UMass student James ‘Jake’ Hoffman

By Chelsie Field

February 4, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

It is his contagious smile and charismatic personality that many who knew James “Jake” Hoffman, the 21-year-old University of Massachusetts student who died in the Jan. 21 fire at Rolling Green Apartments, remember fi...

Rolling Green fire victim identified as UMass student James Hoffman

By Chelsie Field

January 23, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Officials at the state medical examiner’s office have identified the University of Massachusetts student killed in a Monday morning fire at Rolling Green apartments as 21-year-old James Hoffman of Stoughton. Hoffman, ...