Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Priscilla Clarkson, dean of Commonwealth Honors College, dies

By Collegian News Staff

August 27, 2013

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

Priscilla Clarkson, distinguished professor of kinesiology and dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, died at her home Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 66. “We are ...

Kumble Subbaswamy formally inaugurated as UMass chancellor

By Brian Bevilacqua

April 29, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The work of Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy was praised with speeches highlighting his eagerness to learn from his faculty and students at the chancellor’s inauguration on Saturday. During a ceremony at the Mullins Center, Subbaswamy’s colleagues expressed admiration ...

$300 million UMass fundraiser launched

By George Felder

April 29, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts announced Sunday that it is launching a new fundraising effort called “UMass Rising,” which is being billed as the “most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever,” according to a UMass pr...

Mass. State Representatives speak at UMass Faculty Senate Meeting

By George Felder

February 25, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

A group of state legislators participating in a panel discussion last week came to a consensus that funding for public higher education should be less privatized. The discussion, titled “Public Higher Education as Publi...

Campus relief initiatives form in Hurricane Sandy’s wake

By Katie Landeck

November 9, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

After hearing accounts of the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in the mid-Atlantic states, University of Massachusetts Transit Services decided it wanted to do a busload of something about it. Katie O’Hara, the marketing departmental as...

Kumble Subbaswamy makes first visit to UMass as chancellor elect

By Katie Landeck

April 3, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

During his first visit to the University of Massachusetts after being named the next chancellor, Kumble Subbaswamy promised to open new lines of communication with students and help to control rising costs. In a press con...