Fifth Annual Tower Run draws students, alumni and faculty to activeness

‘I think it’s just a good draw-together of the good communities of a university.’ By John Buday, Collegian StaffDecember 3, 2019 Just under 80 people gathered in the lower level of the W.E.B. Du Bois library on Thursday, Nov. 21 to race the clock in a competition to scale 27 floors and 440 steps. The fifthContinue reading “Fifth Annual Tower Run draws students, alumni and faculty to activeness”

UMass Amazing Race continues outreach from UMass Police Department to student body

Continuing the UMass tradition By John Buday, Collegian StaffOctober 7, 2019 This semester the University of Massachusetts hosted its Amazing Race, a challenge which saw 31 teams compete in a series of riddles, puzzles and challenges across campus. The race is part of an effort by the UMass Police Department to build meaningful relationships with theContinue reading “UMass Amazing Race continues outreach from UMass Police Department to student body”

UMass Dining and CEPA collaborate to fight food insecurity

Two new initiatives have been introduced By John Buday, Collegian StaffSeptember 11, 2019 For the fall 2019 semester, the University of Massachusetts debuted several food insecurity initiatives intended to improve student access to the dining program. “UMass Dining is a very well- established program,” said Jonathan Blum, a junior economics major and the research policy andContinue reading “UMass Dining and CEPA collaborate to fight food insecurity”

Baldiga helps Rise Above Foundation fund experiences for foster kids

By John Buday – September 4, 2019 She was a high school junior, in foster care, looking forward to her prom but unable to afford a dress. When she heard about the Rise Above Foundation, she reached out to the organization for help and received the equivalent of a visit from a fairy godmother: a gift card thatContinue reading “Baldiga helps Rise Above Foundation fund experiences for foster kids”

Project Just Because continues kindness after 21 years

By John Buday – August 21, 2019 Project Just Because has played the part of Good Samaritan for 21 years and counting, extending a variety of free resources and services to those in need throughout the state of Massachusetts. From a biweekly food pantry to a book-distribution program to a support system for domestic abuse victims, the nonprofitContinue reading “Project Just Because continues kindness after 21 years”

MassDOT discusses ideas for safer I-495/I-90 interchange

By John Buday – August 7, 2019 The interchange connecting I-495 and I-90, an area known for daily backups and weekly crashes, will see a redesign to meet current traffic and safety demands. The project is being funded and directed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and officials met with Hopkinton residents on July 27 at Town HallContinue reading “MassDOT discusses ideas for safer I-495/I-90 interchange”

KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation makes progress with allergy research, treatment

By John Buday – July 17, 2019 In the six years following Hopkinton High School sophomore Abbie Benford’s death due to a severe allergic reaction, the project named after her has moved ever closer toward its goal of creating a device to prevent future tragedies. Formed as a joint initiative between the KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation and the Wyss InstituteContinue reading “KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation makes progress with allergy research, treatment”

EMC Park playground to receive total makeover

By John Buday – June 26, 2019 Construction begins later this summer to replace the worn playground equipment at EMC Park after several breakdowns over the past few years. With a $260,000 budget provided by Hopkinton’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC), program coordinator Jennifer Hart of Parks and Recreation said she expects construction to start sometime in July orContinue reading “EMC Park playground to receive total makeover”

Timlin Event continues race for ALS cure

By John Buday – June 12, 2019 The 16th annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event, A Race to Cure ALS, sprints into Hopkinton on Saturday, June 15, complete with its popular 5K race, kids’ fun color run and family fun activities. Former Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin, whose mother, Sharon, died of ALS in 2002 and inspired the event,Continue reading “Timlin Event continues race for ALS cure”

Media agency owner encourages UMass to care about homelessness

‘Don’t think that you don’t have the power, you do.’ By John Buday , Collegian StaffMarch 25, 2019 In a talk at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday, Michelle Cardinal, CEO of the privately-owned creative media agency R2C Group, recalled walking down Broadway in the rain and passing an emaciated woman in the middle of a mentalContinue reading “Media agency owner encourages UMass to care about homelessness”