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

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

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

University prioritizes safety in snow day calls

(courtesy of UMass Lowell) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor Last semester snow storms extended Thanksgiving break by two days and forced some students to make up their finals. If this weekend’s storm and subsequent parking ban are any indications, there are likely more snow days on the horizon, but how does the university decide when to

Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell is the global model for toxic use reduction

Alicia McCarthy (Right) works with students in the TURI lab, located in the Boott mills (Courtesy of TURI).  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Ryan Baldera, 32, of Lawrence, died after being exposed to the toxic fumes while working at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington. According to a press release put out by the Burlington Fire

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