Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ghosts of healthcare in the valley

By Nick Losso

January 22, 2012

A few years ago I heard about an abandoned school near Amherst. It was a massive campus that once served intellectually handicapped children in the town of Belchertown. The girl I was dating at the time told me about it. She had...

Resource economics professor receives grant for research

By Nancy Pierce

September 22, 2011

University of Massachusetts resource economics professor Sheila Mammen received a $250,000 grant earlier this month from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for her research on improving health for rural low-income...

President Obama speaks with student journalists over teleconference

By Michelle Williams

September 27, 2010

At exactly noon, students across the country dialed a 1-800 number, slightly nervous and very excited. After several rings, a teller greeted each of them, asking which teleconference they were calling for. They asked to be...