Massachusetts Daily Collegian

New email system draws mixed opinions

By Eleanor Harte

September 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

After weeks of email reminders and tips, the University of Massachusetts officially transitioned its undergraduate email system from UMail to Google Mail in July, a system already used by many for their personal emails. The change...

New online training helps students transition to off-campus housing

By Jaclyn Bryson

April 30, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The University of Massachusetts recently developed an online training program to help educate students as they transition from living on campus to finding off-campus housing, according to a press release. Since April 5, students have had the ability to take the Moving Off C...

Live webcam gives a unique view into the lives of Falcons

By Justin Surgent

April 19, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Students can now view the pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts, according to a press release from the UMass News and Media Relations office. The UMass Amherst...

UMass explores online delivery of course content

By Zachary Weishar

March 29, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

"Following in the footsteps of institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University, the University of Massachusetts is considering the creation of an online resource for “audio and video lectures, promotional materials and various e-materials,” sai...

OIT experiences technical difficulties

By Katie Landeck

November 17, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Studying, homework assignments, Skype conversations and online games were interrupted Tuesday night across the University of Massachusetts when a problem with a Domain Name System (DNS) server, supplied to the campus by a ve...

OIT celebrates 50 years of computing at UMass

By Chris Shores

November 1, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

When the University of Massachusetts chemistry department established the Research Computing Center (RCC) in 1961, the electronic computer had been in existence for only 15 years. Fifty years later, computers and networkin...

Southwest goes wireless

By Simone Shenny

September 6, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

Students living in the Southwest Residential Area can now peruse the World Wide Web without having to be chained to a cord. Over the summer, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) completed a two-year project to update...

Chancellor restructures administration, with increased focus on external relations and IT

By Cameron Ford

September 9, 2010

Filed under Campus News

In the wake of the departure of former Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Milligan, the University of Massachusetts is restructuring its administration to focus more on external relations and information technology. According to Chancellor Robert Holub, Milligan had bee...

OIT pulls the plug on wired Internet

By Tim Jones

September 6, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

After a successful test pilot of wireless internet in Butterfield Hall in the Central residential area last year, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has installed additional wireless Internet routers in various dorms...

Mount Holyoke brings wireless to dormitories

By Chris Shores, Collegian Staff and Chris Shores

September 18, 2008

Filed under Archives

Recognizing the increasing demand for faster and more convenient technology in today's world, Mount Holyoke College has brought wireless Internet access to all of its residence halls. According to Scott Coopee, the director...