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PETA calls for audit of Umass Lowell for possible animal killings, UMass Lowell says all animals were cared for

PETA calls for audit of Umass Lowell for possible animal killings, UMass Lowell says all animals were cared for

(Photo courtesy of Dreamstime) Gala says government data shows that 95% of all new medicine that tests positive with animals actually fail when they get to human clinical trials.  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  When COVID-19 shut down universities and research facilities last March, administrations across the nation were forced to make quick decisions about the pausing

Redding promises to promote River Hawk Pride by advocating for clubs if elected Student Trustee

(Photo courtesy of Connor Redding) Redding is running on a platform of advocating for clubs and improving mental health Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Student Trustee candidate Connor Redding says if elected, he hopes to improve River Hawk spirit and campus pride by enabling more student engagement on campus, providing a voice to student organizations, as

Student Trustee runs for re-election promising to continue his work advocating for students

(Photo courtesy of Ryan Callahan) Callahan outlined his policies in his poster announcing his candidacy. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Student Trustee Ryan Callahan says if students choose to re-elect him this Thursday and Friday, he will continue his work to advocate against rising tuitions and advocate for sexual violence prevention and education on all UMass

Dining hall workers ask UMass Lowell to support its family by providing hazard pay and compensation for lost hours

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell)  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  With 85 percent of workers laid off, UMass Lowell’s dining hall and cafe workers have created a petition asking for the university to commit to guaranteeing full pay for hours lost due to the closing of the campus. The petition was posted almost two weeks ago and currently has 165 signatures. It has

Student Government election pushed back few days due to switch to remote campus

(Lowell Sun/Julia Malakie) Current SGA President David Morton (front center), other students, and the UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney (top left) speak with students at University Crossing. Brigid Archibald  Connector Editor Due to UMass Lowell’s switch to remote learning to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Student Government Association (SGA) has pushed back the

UMass Lowell Food Pantry to close its doors on Monday, Mar 23 after 5pm due to COVID-19 pandemic

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Food Pantry’s Twitter) Begeal says they can always use snack foods.  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Updated on Mar 24 at 10:15 a.m. The UMass Lowell Navigators Food pantry will be closing its doors at the end of business hours on Monday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. “Unfortunately, some things have

MassDOT closes Pawtucket street bridge near South Campus after component falls

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor The Pawtucket Street bridge between UCrossing and South Campus was closed to traffic on Monday, Feb. 10, after a sizable structural component fell from the bridge. According to a press release from the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on Feb. 13, the bridge will remain close to all vehicular traffic following

Aramark On Thin Ice: University administrators deliver firm ultimatum to meal provider

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell Dining) Pricing for UMass Lowell’s 2019-2020 Plans, which are mandatory for most campus residents, range from $4,450 to $5,120. Brigid Archibald  Connector editor Last spring, UMass Lowell dining halls underwent a reform that was supposed to fix issues with food quality and service in the dining halls. Flyers were hung

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