Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Students protest proposed Keystone Pipeline

By Mary Reines

February 16, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Most students were simply eating their lunches at Earthfoods Café on Feb. 9. But environmental science major Katie MacDonald did not come to the campus eatery to have lunch. She had another agenda. Walking onto a small stage...

Students rally in Amherst to protest Troy Davis execution

By Lindsey Davis

September 22, 2011

Filed under Local News

From wire and staff reports One of the most controversial death penalty cases in Georgia’s history ended last night as the state executed Troy Anthony Davis, a convicted cop killer who adamantly maintained his innocence. ...

Cairo to Amherst, protesters take to the streets

By Michelle Williams

February 3, 2011

Filed under Local News

From Cairo to Boston, emotions towards the protesters in Egypt have ranged from fear to joy, anger to support. Over the weekend, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Boston Common and Harvard Square, peacefully protesting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding major reforms in...