Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Pepper spray incident deemed unacceptable

By Vickie Palmatier

April 26, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

Earlier this month, police officers at the University of California, Davis, released a 190-page report stating the incident involving police officers pepper spraying Occupy protestors on campus was preventable and should not have...

Who Burnt the Koran?

By Daniel Gordon

March 12, 2012

Filed under Columns

Who burnt the Koran in Afghanistan?  Was it just the military?  Or was it us, the tolerant members of an academic community? At first, it looks like it’s all about the military. An article published March 3 in the New York...

Strategies Over Willpower

By Cassie Jeon

January 23, 2012

Filed under Columns

Have you broken your New Year’s resolution yet? According to Tara Parker-Pope’s recent New York Times article “Will Your Resolutions Last Until February?” as well as Kristi Hedges’ Forbes piece “Why Your New Year’s...

The gender gap, Wikipedia, and online registration

By Matthew M. Robare

January 31, 2011

Filed under Columns

No. I’m not going to log in. I absolutely refuse. A lot of sites these days require you to log in to get their content. Some of them even want you to pay for it. When that happens, my preferred option is to go somewhere else. I can vote with my mouse as easily as with my feet. But being a journalis...

PCP: Maybe you can put a price on education

By Shane Cronin

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

Click here for the other side of Point-Counterpoint: "If you've got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma." Despite gains made by the Dow Jones and other indices over the last year, the economy is in the dumps, leaving today...

Governor Patrick opens up to “fair questions”

By Shane Cronin

April 7, 2010

Filed under Columns

Recently Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick agreed to interview on the talk radio circuit. For those of you unfamiliar with the Amplitude Modulation genre, I implore you to adjust your dials. On April 1 – April Fool’s Day...