Author Archives: Brigid Archibald

UMass Lowell athletics unveils new student entrance at Tsongas and launches student check-in app

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Returning Students who are not apart of residence life and had not been to a game since the school year started were met with a surprise when they arrived at the Tsongas Center for the first hockey game of the school year on Friday, Oct. 4. A new student entrance and

Alumni Spotlight: City Solicitor reflects on college years at UMass Lowell

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  “Of the three different higher education institutions I went to, I really retain a special fondness for Lowell,” said Lowell City Solicitor Christine O’Connor. O’Connor attended the University of Lowell and graduated in 1988, a few short years before the school would be taken in as part of the UMass system

UMass Lowell students attend Boston’s Youth Climate Strike

Brigid Archibald and Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editors  “I want to build a movement that powers our society with love,” said Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, an ecological and social justice activist, who spoke to the group of nearly 7,000 students and protesters in the Boston City Hall Plaza on Friday, Sept. 20, challenging them to fight

UMass Lowell Drone Club soars into existence

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor “We build them, we fly them and then we repair them when they inevitably break,” said Tony Quartarone the secretary-treasurer of the Drone Club. The UMass Lowell Drone Club was formally recognized last April by the SGA but has been hard at work since last February. The group, advised by Electrical

Visionary leader steps to the helm for UMass Lowell Nursing

(Brigid Archibald/ Connector) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan continues her listening tour into her second month as the new Dean of Solomont School of Nursing and the Vice Dean of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. She hopes to learn about the needs of the program from her staff and students. Previously, Neal-Boylan

The Honors College ensures all students are given superb care with new fee

Brigid Archibald  Connector Editor The Honor’s College has grown greatly over the last few years. This year, the college accepted 627 incoming freshmen, 100 more than the year before. But this growth presented the Honors college with a hard decision concerning funding. The Honors college either had to start taking fewer students in the coming

UMass Lowell launches farmshare program with Mill City Grows

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  The Office of Sustainability is launching a Farmshare program which would provide the participants with locally grown food delivered to their office weekly for 20 weeks during the summer and part of the fall. Last Summer the Office of Sustainability piloted the program under the title of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

WUML, English Dept. to present ‘Blue’

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor “I lived in Leuven, Belgium, for three years, and like a lot of Belgium cities you had these gorgeous carillons that are ringing. I remember once being struck that no matter where you were in the city when you were hearing those you were participating in something that everybody else was

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