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David Campbell’s All Hands non-profit provides disaster relief

David Campbell’s All Hands non-profit provides disaster relief

All Hands Volunteers has had over 40,000 volunteers who have impacted 500,000 lives. (Courtesy of All Hands Volunteers) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor David Campbell had a decorated business profile of over 40 years. That is, before he founded All Hands Volunteers. On Nov. 15, Campbell spoke in front of a crowd of students and faculty

The English Department gets real about graduate school

Hannah Manning Connector Staff When Dr. Michael Black, a professor in the English department at UMass Lowell, was first thinking about going to graduate school the first response he got from other people was “no.” But Black pushed forward through a master’s and a Ph.D. program, and considers himself lucky that he did not listen

UMass Lowell English Department hosting Writers on Campus event

Gabriel DeBettencourt Connector Contributor The English Department will be hosting this year’s Writers on Campus event on Nov. 28 at O’Leary Library Room 222 at 5:00 p.m. For this year, the event will have writers and poets David Rivard and Rebecca Morgan Frank reading their own work and will meet with students after discussing their

Storytelling events in Boston give platform to artists

Mary Everett Connector Contributor Alex Glover was not expecting to share a personal story with the crowd when he went to Laugh Boston on a Tuesday night in October. “I showed up and I didn’t know that it was a participatory event. I actually thought I was going to see a stand-up comedy routine,” Glover

The Writing Center offers students free writing tutoring

The Writing Center was founded in March 2014, and has steadily grown in the years since. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Steinbrecher Connector Contributor In a corner on the third floor of O’Leary Library lies the check-in desk to a tutoring center that many students on campus do not know exists. “It started out with

Campus Living Series: Honors Living in University Suites

University Suites is a $54 million building opened in 2013 and located on East campus at 327 Aiken Street. (Andre Ragel/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Staff As UMass Lowell’s primary honors housing located on east campus, University Suites offers a premium living experience for high-achieving students. Opened in 2013, this $54 million residence hall serves as

Gambling After Dark: Bigger Staff, Bigger Space, Bigger Event

Gambling After Dark will offer a night of fun and sexual education. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Shane Foley Connector Staff Gambling After Dark, an annual event that has grown into tradition at UMass Lowell, has expanded this year to present possibly the largest event in its history. Although it has had several makeovers over the

DECA: Learning through competition

Kelly Skelton Connector Staff A new club with a passion for competition and team-building has launched on campus this fall. DECA, which stands for the Distributive Education Club for America, now has a UMass Lowell chapter. The organization is common among high schools, allowing for students to engage in business competitions. The idea was brought

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