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Finding a successor

Finding a successor

Christoffer Hernberg played for the Espoo Blues in Finland before joining the 2015-16 River Hawks. (Photo courtesy of Timo Savela) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor Finding a replacement, in any sport, is already a monumental task. Finding a replacement for arguably the best goalie in a program’s history – that is something that could take

Trustee Talk: Commitment to campus safety and inclusion

Lindy Reed Student Trustee At Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, I proudly voted in favor of approving an updated non-discrimination and harassment policy. This policy is a statement of the UMass system’s commitment to fighting discrimination and harassment on campus, and promoting a safe, inclusive environment for all. The old policy specifically prohibited sexual harassment.

Let’s talk about police brutality

Ashney Saint-Hubert UML Student I sat in the dining hall with the drone of replays and commentary about the most recent Patriots game in the background.  I was eating, more focused on my food than anything but still aware that others were more focused on our recent victory.  That was when someone changed the channel

Trustee Talk: Welcome and update from Lindy Reed, Student Trustee

Junior Lindy Reed takes over as student trustee this year. (Photo courtesy of Lindy Reed) Lindy Reed Student Trustee After this spring’s contested election season, I am proud to introduce myself as the UMass Lowell Student Trustee. For those students who are freshmen or who somehow missed the hundreds of posters bearing my name and

Remembering 9/11: A Remarkable Moment

The ceremony included the honor guards from the Lowell Fire Department and UMass Lowell Air Force ROTC Detachment 345. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Jacob Solomon UML Student Friday morning, I attended the 15th Annual 9/11 Remembrance on East Campus. A seating arrangement had been set up under a tent, in front of the memorial

Sit for what you believe in

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not be silenced. (Photo courtesy of Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor Like Colin Kaepernick scrambling, staying away from political topics is something that I do best. In this case, the different layers led me to the multitude of problems that I have with the way he, and

Why I love sports

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz brought the fans of Fenway to their feet after a passionate speech in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. (Photo courtesy of The Wire) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor I’m often asked why sports float my boat, but the answer isn’t so simple. Being from the Boston area it

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