Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UM: No ‘magic bullet’ to regain trust after rape case mishandling (Video)

By Matt Rocheleau

March 5, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Videos, Web-Exclusive

[*An update was posted to the end of this story Friday after the district attorney's office was contacted.] There is no “magic bullet” to earn back the trust lost from the administration’s “unacceptable” mishandl...

Don’t ask girls to make you a sandwich

By Lauren Vincent

March 2, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently, a male Facebook friend of mine became a fan of a Facebook page called “I’m the boy. You’re the girl. Make me a sandwich, or we don’t talk today.” The first thing that came to my mind when it came up on my...

Confessed rapist remains enrolled after administrative error

By Matt Rocheleau

February 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

A University of Massachusetts student confessed to raping a friend and former student in the fall and was mistakenly given a deferred suspension. University officials allowed him to stay on campus, a move that now has administrators...

UMass Campus and Community Coalition attempts to reduce high-risk drinking has adverse effect

By Dave Coffey

February 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The other day, I sat down in a booth at the Worcester dining common, and like most days, there was a small paper flier at one end of the table. The flier wasn’t an advertisement for a university sponsored club or an upcoming...

Dalai Lama and UMass students agree Tibet should be free from China

By Sara Crossman

February 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although President Barack Obama hosted the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House last Thursday, this meeting does not represent United States support for Tibetan independence. The U.S. officially supports the People’s...

American Author to speak at UMass

By Garth Brody

February 22, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts, Words

George Saunders, an American author known mostly for his short stories, will speak tonight in the Student Union Ballroom. Saunders’ works include the story collections “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” and “Pastoralia,”...

Social networking websites for the professional world

By Maggie Freleng

February 16, 2010

Filed under Archives

For many college students social networking takes a top-notch on the priority ladder. So where does that leave a college student who wants to stay socially connected as well as organize their future career after graduation? Social...

UMass ‘branding’ project to give school a new reputation

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

February 16, 2010

Filed under Columns

“Top producer of Fulbright students.”  “Among the top twenty public universities in the United States.” “[One] among the top public National Universities.” Sounds like the University of Massachusetts in Amherst? Sure,...

Frontcourt leads UMass to victory

By Steve Levine

February 7, 2010

Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team delivered a strong performance in its 60-50 win over Fordham on Saturday. The win represented the first at the Mullins Center since Nov. 22, when the Minutewomen defeated Villanova, 5...

Farewell J.D., We Hardly Knew Ye

By Charlie Felder

February 2, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Until I was thirteen, I had a tendency to stutter when called upon in class. My mother claims that it had more to do with the fact that I had a minor obsession with old Jimmy Stewart films and less to do with a certain fear of...

Parties, Parking and the Proletariat

By Ben Sullivan

February 2, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Robert C. Holub, the Chancellor, the top dog, some people love him, some people hate him. I don’t really know the guy. I do know, however, that while many people don’t want to live anywhere near the UMass campus; he lives...

Poor shooting dooms Minutemen at No. 25 Baylor

By Adam Miller

January 24, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team had its worst shooting night of the season (24.2 percent from the field, 17.2 percent from 3-point range) as Baylor overpowered the Minutemen, 71-45, with its size-up front. Guard ...