Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass decision to cancel concerts is ignorant

By Daniel Franc

October 1, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Sept. 11, the University of Massachusetts administration announced the cancellation of the highly anticipated Return to Fantazia electronic dance music (EDM) concert, citing recent deadly overdoses of MDMA at such events. This was followed on Sept. 26 by the cancelation of two more on...

No draft, no protest

By Jason Roche

September 26, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Saturday, three more U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the coalition death toll to 3,378 while another 19,310 have been wounded. The story did not make any of the national news headlines, because the war in ...

Karl Rove delivers speech despite protests

By Patrick Hoff

April 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Republican strategist Karl Rove scrutinized the current state of the U.S. economy, the federal deficit and the Obama administration Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom to a crowd that included dozens of vocal protesters. The 62-year-old ...

Students protest proposed Trailbreaker pipeline

By Brian Bevilacqua

January 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Sixteen University of Massachusetts students marched from the Haigis Mall to Amherst Commons yesterday in protest of Exxon Mobile, Suncor Energy and Enbridge’s plan to pump oil sand from Canada through New England to Portland, Maine. ...

Students participate in walkout, protest multiple UMass issues

By Steffi Porter

March 2, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Steady snowfall did not stop approximately 50 student activists and members of the community from gathering on the steps of the Student Union at the University of Massachusetts yesterday for a student walkout. The protesters marched fro...

Value of student strength

By Joseph Needleman

February 28, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Two to one. That was the outcome for the vote which removed us from the board room and put us back into the role of a powerless observer. On Friday, Feb. 24, around 8 a.m., resident assistants, peer mentors, dorm residents and studen...

Students seek involvement in administrative decisions on campus

By Katie Landeck

February 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News

A sign, left behind by a protester that read “involve us,” sat perched in the windowsill of a meeting room in Chancellor Robert Holub’s office, while members of the Working Group on Student Success (WGSS), a group focused on s...