Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Worth the trouble? Survey finds college alums satisfied

By Ashley Berger

January 23, 2011

Despite troubling economic times, a recent survey conducted by the American Council of Education (ACE) found college alumni are, all variables considered, satisfied with their college experience and believe the amount of time...

Obama highlights tax credit to help college students

By Staff

October 12, 2010

President Barack Obama is trying to move forward on his agenda to make college more affordable for American students. According to a press release from the White House, Obama will hold a meeting today with college students and...

Unions protect bad teachers, not students

By Shane Cronin

April 26, 2010

During the early 20th century, when working conditions were appalling, employers were ruthless and labor laws didn’t exist in the United States, vulnerable workers formed unions to protect themselves. Many unions, however,...

Chills from the Frills

By Leigh Greaney

April 5, 2010

There’s nothing like a heavy dose of irony to kick up punk appreciation. The not-so-frilly group “The Frills” know this well. The group members, all University of Massachusetts students, don’t even really like punk music,...

Gender assumptions about men and women and relationships outdated and hindrance to equality

By Leigh Greaney

March 25, 2010

At this point in time, it seems that the long argued gender debate is so tired that it should be peacefully at rest. Equality should have ceased to be a buzz word and become a reality – and not simply equality of opportunity,...

Cooley Dickinson to expand Amherst branch to include emergency care

By Matt Kushi

March 23, 2010

About a month ago, it was reported that the town of Amherst would be expanding the urgent care center that the Cooley Dickinson Hospital provides in its main Northampton branch to the Cooley Dickinson outpatient center in Amherst...

No need to lose the ‘loser’ mark up

By Dave Coffey

March 23, 2010

For one reason or another, it seems that lately the topics I’ve been choosing to write about have been at least somewhat controversial, if not downright unpopular. After recently discussing suicide pilots, sexism and the...

Sacrifices must be made to land internships

By Amanda Joinson

March 9, 2010

Spring break is around the corner. So now students may be wondering what they are going to do for the summer, and with the economy still in a less than favorable condition, the outlook for those killer internships cannot be good. The...

Newman Student Association Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Lisa Linsley

November 25, 2009

This week, more than 120 families in Amherst would have gone without a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. From Sunday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 22, the Newman Student Association (NSA), in conjunction with the Amherst Survival...