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Students respond to UMass Lowell’s handling of alleged sexual harassment against professor

Students respond to UMass Lowell’s handling of alleged sexual harassment against professor

A printout of the Lowell Sun’s article about UMass Lowell’s handling of allegations against Professor Ibe was present in Mahoney Hall with students’ reactions written on it. (Photo courtesy UMass Lowell Connector) Connector Staff Report “I had read in the Lowell Sun that a group of faculty had started a similar petition to get [Ibe]

Active professor accused of sexual harassment, administration fumbles response according to faculty, students

Allegations against engineering professor Oliver Ibe were first made public in an article published in The Sun on Saturday, Apr. 20. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Connector Staff Report The UMass Lowell campus community was rocked by an article published in The Sun on Saturday, Apr. 20, that broke news of sexual harassment allegations levied at former

Op-ed: Is it ethical for UMass Lowell to partner with Aramark?

Alexander Gounaris Connector Contributor   On Dec. 3, 2018, students at New York University (NYU) — the nations largest private university — began a 155-hour occupation of the institution’s library demanding the termination of any business relations with the dining services conglomerate Aramark. NYU’s Incarceration to Education Coalition, which advocates for prison divestment organized the protest.

UMass Lowell’s ‘Smash Bros.’ club is a smash hit

Todd “Maxx” Robinson Connector Contributor When it comes to competitive fighting games, there are few communities as dedicated as “Super Smash Bros.” fans. Whenever a new title releases, “Smash” players from around the globe come together to learn and teach what the new game has to offer. After years of waiting, the latest installment in

New peer mentoring program helps UMass Lowell students tackle financial hurdles impeding success and well-being

Craig Williams Connector Contributor High school and college education are extremely valuable today, but often  what they fail to teach students is basic financial literacy. College students across the country are often left hung out to dry, with $20,000 or more in debt, while possessing very little knowledge about how to make payments or save

New business club is preparing UMass Lowell students for the consulting world

UMass Lowell’s newest business club, the Manning Consulting Club, is headed up by student Greg Montemurro (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Prabakar Adithya Connector Contributor The Manning Consulting Group is a business organization on campus that is quickly rising up the ladder as one of the most influential organizations on campus. Led by student Greg Montemurro,

You can now sleep in UCrossing

UCrossing is a hub for many University offices. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Sciascia) Emmanuel Edobor-Ovabor Connector Contributor A few months ago, when students trekked to University Crossing to study for exams or complete assignments, they were usually up against an ever-running clock. The multi-purpose hub would close at 12 o’clock every night. However, as many

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