Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Higher education should be more accessible

By Anthony Maddaleni

March 23, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

Last week, I was doing laundry in my dorm. I paid the $1.50 and waited the 30 minutes to retrieve my belongings. As I gathered my clothing to place it in the dryer, I realized I was holding a congealed ball of soggy shirts, so...

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

By Nikoleta Nikova

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News, Politics

In an attempt to decrease the cost of enrollment at the University of Massachusetts, several organizations at UMass are hosting a teach-in today featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students. “We don’t feel that th...

Opinion & Editorial special issue: Higher education

By Editorial Board

April 11, 2013

Filed under Archives, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Special Issues

Patrick’s higher education plan a smart move for Massachusetts The Collegian’s view: Governor Deval Patrick’s higher education plan reduces student cost and makes necessary investments in the Commonwealth’s most important res...

Report shows for-profit institutions to be abusive, exploitative

By Hannah Sparks

April 11, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The phoenix, a mythological bird that bursts into flames only to be reborn from the ashes, is a symbol of regeneration. Perhaps this inspirational image is something the flailing University of Phoenix should focus on in order t...

Is college worth it?

By Hannah Sparks

February 12, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In “Why are recent college graduates underemployed? university enrollments and labor market realities,” a new study by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, researchers show that the United States has...

Graduate school enrollment down, applications up

By Sam Hayes

October 9, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Enrollment for first-time graduate school applicants dropped for the second straight year, despite the amount of applications increasing 4.3 percent, according to a Council of Graduate Schools report released in September. The report, compiled with surveys received from 6...

Degrees and deadweight debt

By Staff

November 16, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

College has been part of the American way of life for decades. Whether it is the celebration of drunken frat-festivities found in ever-popular films like “Old School” and “Animal House”, the rituals of college sports...

Cabinet members laud education tax credit

By Sam Butterfield

January 20, 2011

Filed under Politics

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met Thursday with a group of Washington, D.C., students, parents and educators at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School to discuss initiatives the Obama Administrat...