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Tackling societal issues through race and ethnic studies

Tackling societal issues through race and ethnic studies

(Photo courtesy of Getty images) Race and ethnic studies minor at UMass Lowell is between 18-21 credits. Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editor Prompted by the protests that took place over the course of the summer of 2020, Yahayra Michel, an assistant professor of criminal justice, became the co-coordinator of the race and ethnic studies minor.

Virtual classes versus on campus classes: what do students prefer?

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Hamza Chaudhry Connector Contributor UML students are coming back on the Lowell campus for a conscientious, productive, and exhilarating fall semester once again. The COVID-19 pandemic has inhibited many individuals from accessing on campus classes due to the tragic repercussions caused by the virus not just domestically but internationally. In

LASA to host Alumni Social offering networking and Career advice to students

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Ashley Rose Rivera Connector editor On September 22nd, the Latin American Student Association (LASA) will be holding an alumni networking event that focuses on introducing under-graduate students to career and networking conversations. The event provides an opportunity for all underclassmen, in particular Latinx students, the opportunity to engage with successful

Spirituality without religion, One mans take on modern religion

Jeffery Theriault Connector Contributor Spirituality without religion seems to be one of the fastest growing convictions upheld in modern life. When asking a young person today about their spiritual practices, one will frequently receive an answer like, “Spirituality is important, but I don’t think I have to be religious.” Why might this notion be becoming

Professor starts petition that calls for name change of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) A wide-shot of the Mark and Elisa Saab emerging technologies and innovation center Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editor Maia Gil’Adi, an assistant professor of English specializing in Latinx literature and culture at UMass Lowell, has started a petition calling for UMass Lowell to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Graduate and Professional Studies Center to make Pawtucket street an anchoring point for all campuses

(Brigid Archibald / the Connector) UMass Lowell is renting the center through a ten year lease. Renovation on the building began in the Fall 2019 semester and is expected to be finished this May. Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editor Joining UMass Lowell’s ever-expanding repertoire of locations in May is the Graduate and Professional Studies Center.