Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 23, 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 17, 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 ...

Merit over melanin

By Leigh Greaney

January 19, 2010

Filed under Columns

The federal government wants University of Massachusetts students to slap a label on their identity via SPIRE. They’ve updated their system and now allow for students to choose more than one race/ethnicity to identify with....

Plans to finance new UMass law school ‘seem too good to be true’

By Evan Haddad

January 19, 2010

Filed under Columns

Last month, the University of Massachusetts’ Board of Trustees edged Massachusetts an inch closer to the creation of its first public law school in a decisive 14-4 vote. If the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education ratifies...

Harass the university; demand lower textbook prices

By Dan Rahrig

January 19, 2010

Filed under Columns

Every semester starts out the same way. During the first week of classes, thousands of students flock to the Textbook Annex to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars for overpriced books that they may or may not end up needing...

Students suffer in winds chill

By Matthew M. Robare

January 19, 2010

Filed under Columns

I’ve been a student at the University of Massachusetts for two and half years now, and I’ve lived here for about a year. I can say with absolute confidence that the single worst thing about UMass is the wind. It comes down...