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Computer science department adjusts undergraduate curriculums to mitigate cheating during remote testing

Computer science department adjusts undergraduate curriculums to mitigate cheating during remote testing

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Student studies in UCrossing Chase White Connector Contributor Since last semester, computer science department administrators and professors have worked hard to integrate classes to an online environment. One challenge faced by faculty today is how best to mitigate cheating on tests in virtual classroom settings. The question arises, then, whether

Society of Plastics Engineers helps UMass Lowell in its fight against single use plastic

(Brian Yurasits / Unsplash) Michael Van Arnam Connector Contributor  Members of the UMass Lowell community are currently making collective efforts to stop the crisis of plastic pollution. Innovations have been added to the campus to help individuals get involved in the effort. Screens which tells the user how many single-use bottles have been spared have been

New flu guidelines in place for 2021

UMass Lowell is offering flu clinics to students once again, although the format is different this year. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor Every year, UMass Lowell offers flu clinics to all students over the age of 18 to help reduce outbreaks of the seasonal flu. However, clinics this year, like everything else,

Artist Steve Locke the first Greeley Peace Scholar speaker – discusses memory and the built form of artwork in relation to history and racism

[Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe] Steve Locke was the first speaker for the Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series. Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On October 10, 2020, a Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series event was held over a Zoom webinar. The speaker series is supported by the Reverend Dana McLean Greeley Fellowship for Peace Studies and

UMass Lowell IT department prepared for remote learning

[Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell] UMass Lowell’s computer software is available online through vLabs. Conor Dawson Connector Editor When normal life came to a halt last semester, it came as a shock to many people. UMass Lowell was able to run rather smoothly in large part thanks to Michael Cipriano, UMass Lowell’s associate vice chancellor

Virtual career fair tips and tricks

[Courtesy of Umass Lowell] UMass Lowell has moved career fairs online in response to being remote this semester. Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor As everything moves online, it should be no surprise that career fairs have followed suit and are now virtual. The Career and Co-op Center has been hard at work scheduling virtual career fairs

Salesforce Club teaches students professional skills

(Photo Courtesy of onlinemarketplace.com) Kyra Barry Connector Contributor Since its founding over 15 years ago, Salesforce has become an integral tool for many businesses across the globe as a customer relationship management software. For the past year, the Salesforce club at UMass Lowell has been offering students on campus an opportunity to utilize the organization’s

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

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