Massachusetts Daily Collegian

French pays visit to journalism department

By Tim Jones

November 30, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Tom French is the type of person who wants to know what it is like to be on a plane with elephants. He’s also the type to give an “F” to his students for one little mistake, as well as immerse himself in the jungles of Panama to ch...

UMass alum speaks on shock of winning Pultizer Prize in South Hadley

By Tyler Manoukian

November 21, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

Several years ago, Paul Harding was just another aspiring author with a novel to peddle. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he sent copies of a manuscript to publishers and editors in New York City, only receiving reject...

Gene Weingarten to discuss Pulitzer past with UMass Tues.

By Matthew M. Robare

November 8, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten will visit the University of Massachusetts this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. to speak to students. Weingarten was awarded his second Pulitzer in feature writing earlier this year for a story a...

UMass alum “Tinkers” with success

By Sam Butterfield

April 15, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

It sounds too good to be true: A largely unheard of first-time author (published by an obscure, upstart, non-profit press founded by a university’s medical school in 2005) wins a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his first work,...