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

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 regarding food quality

(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 a location. Flyers were hung all

Hidden Gems Around Lowell Offer Alternative Options for Dining and Fun

(Courtesy of USA Restaurants) Tyler White Connector Contributor Over the course of the school year, students say they crave options when they inevitably grow tired of ordinary dining hall food and the familiar restaurants located on campus. Luckily, there is a way to break this cycle. UMass Lowell students have come to the rescue, sharing

Microplastics, the smaller the piece, the larger the impact?

(Courtesy of Timothy Jean / Eagle Tribune) Dr. Weile Yan, an associate professor in UMass Lowell’s Civil and environmental engineering department, addresses the issue of microplastics in water at the Merrimack River Watershed Council’s (MRWC) fourth State of the Waters Conference. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  It is simple. Giving up plastics straws and bringing a

Local group seeks to find a solution to sewage overflows in Merrimack River

(Brigid Archibald / The Connector) the MRWC has held the conference, focusing on the potential threats to the river and the people who depend on it. This year speakers focused on topics like PFAs, Combined Sewage Overflows, and Green Architecture.   Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Many students say they have heard stories about how people used

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