Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Online classroom offers students control of their work

By Staff

October 20, 2010

Filed under Archives

Recently, a faculty member at Kentucky’s Jefferson Community and Technical College, adjunct professor Ford T. Smith, manufactured a program that allows students to begin and end a course whenever they wish to do so. Student...

Lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richard Tisei visits UMass

By R.P. Hitt

October 5, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Candidate for lieutenant governor Richard Tisei visited the University of Massachusetts Tuesday Oct. 5 in the Cape Cod Lounge, where he outlined his plans to boost the Mass. economy and maintain high standards for education in the state. Tisei is a veteran of t...

President Obama speaks with student journalists over teleconference

By Michelle Williams

September 27, 2010

Filed under Archives

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...

PCP: If you’ve got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma

By Sean Canty

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "Maybe you can put a price on education." The current outlook for a college graduate is understandably bleak given the economic state of affairs in our country. Yet, if the...

Study predicts stronger need for higher education

By Max Calloway

September 8, 2010

Filed under Archives

Despite recent economic woes, a new Georgetown University study suggests greener employment pastures if the nation can meet President Barack Obama’s goals for higher education. President Obama, at an Aug. 9 appearance at...