Author Archives: Marlon Pitter

A farewell letter from your editor-in-chief

A farewell letter from your editor-in-chief

Men’s soccer won the America East championship back in November 2016. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Dear UMass Lowell, It has been an absolute pleasure serving as the editor-in-chief of The Connector for the last two years and bringing you news for the last four. As we present the final Connector issue of the year, I want to

UMass Lowell means business

UMass Lowell Chancellor Moloney and UMass President Meehan join John Pulichino and Joy Tong in the ceremonial ribbon cutting. (Marlon Pitter/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor In an era of rapid expansion and growth over the last decade, opening new buildings seems almost commonplace at UMass Lowell. Members of the UMass Lowell community gathered on North

UMass Lowell ‘in the right place’ finishing transition to Division I

In many ways, UMass Lowell has exceeded expectations as its transition to Division I wanes. (Courtesy of America East) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor With every road trip comes a map. With every long-term goal comes a plan on how to achieve it. With the final weeks winding down on UMass Lowell’s transition to becoming a

It is time to give UMass Lowell hockey the attention it deserves

The 2016-17 edition of the River Hawks secured a Hockey East Championship. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor As one of the best teams in college hockey for the last six seasons, the UMass Lowell River Hawks still seem to fly under the radar when it comes to national attention. The team produces consistent success

Administrators reflect on HESI policy, plan for student success in nursing program

Since repealing the “850 rule,” the School of Nursing is meeting with students who were dismissed from the program as a result of it to reinstate them. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor When Vice Provost for Student Success Julie Nash first heard about the requirement for nursing students to score an 850 or

Starch Madness: Frosted Four doughnut showdown

Doughnuts seem simple, but finding the perfect one can be difficult.  Marlon Pitter Connector Editor It is March. You know what that means. The Connector’s Starch Madness local doughnut bracket returned this month as a special for the Downtown Lowell Issue and a play on college basketball’s March Madness. This year, we shrunk the field

Ultimate bar crawl in downtown Lowell

The Old Court Pub is known for their Old Court Shots. (Courtesy of The Old Court Pub) Alex Salucco Connector Editor The phrase “bar crawl” to college students is equivalent to what the word “Christmas” means to children. Executing the best bar crawl is a science. Diverse options, good prices, munchies and location are all

Wildcats top River Hawks 3-1 behind 34-save performance by Tirone

UNH players celebrate after scoring the second goal of the game. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor It was not the Tyler Kelleher show Friday night at the Tsongas Center, as most expected it would have to be for the University of New Hampshire to come to UMass Lowell and take game one from the

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