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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 launches farmshare program with Mill City Grows

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  The Office of Sustainability is launching a Farmshare program which would provide the participants with locally grown food delivered to their office weekly for 20 weeks during the summer and part of the fall. Last Summer the Office of Sustainability piloted the program under the title of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

University’s Overlook Park plans moving forward

The properties were bought in 2015 with the intention of demolishing to create a safer walkway. (Courtesy of Hannah Manning Lowell Sun) Hannah Manning Connector Editor A familiar sight for students walking to and from North Campus will soon become a distant memory. The tenement buildings located at the base of the University Avenue bridge will be torn

Morton/Casey elected SGA Pres. & Vice Pres., Callahan in as Student Trustee

Andrew J Sciascia Connector Editor Student Government Association’s 2019 Election season saw the candidacy of qualified student leaders as well as heavily detailed-oriented policy discussions. Above all, however, its conclusion sees unprecedented excitement to get started on the job from all of its newly elected board members. “I am just very excited to start representing

Callahan and Redding battle for Student Trustee

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  This Wednesday and Thursday Sophomores Conner Redding and Ryan Callahan will both be on the ballot for the same position. Both students are vying to be the UMass Lowell’s next Student Trustee. The role of Student trustees is to act as a liaison between students and the board of trustees of

Brown water at the ICC

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor  Ngosu Ndiwane, a junior Accounting student at UMass Lowell and a resident of the Inn and Conference Center, took to Twitter last week after she discovered that the water coming from the faucets in her dorm room were brown. Ndiwane claimed that it was not the first time that the water

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