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Adjunct faculty give UMass President Meehan a failing grade

Ellen Martins, president of the UMass Lowell Union of Adjunct Faculty, uses a bullhorn to rally a group of adjuncts outside the Board of Trustees meeting in the Inn & Conference Center. (Brigid Archibald/Connector)  Brigid Archibald Connector Staff UMass Lowell adjunct faculty continue their efforts to convince the university that they should receive the same

UMass Lowell shakes up mailrooms

Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A major change in the mailroom system is in store for students living on campus this fall. Students on South and East Campus will no longer be able to pick up their mail in their respective residence halls. UMass Lowell has done them one better; instead of managing

New Campus Recreation Complex a game changer for students

The new Campus Recreation Complex’s ribbon cutting ceremony is on Tuesday, September 18 at 2pm. Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and UMass President Marty Meehan are expected to attend. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff A brand-new athletic space for club and intramural sports, as well as the rest of the UMass Lowell community is formally opening

Despite minor opening woes, Hawk’s Nest opens to student praise

The Hawk’s Nest will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursday. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor For sophomore exercise science major Patrick Pang, the opening of the newly renovated Hawk’s Nest dining hall at University Suites has, despite minor hiccups, been an overall positive experience. “I think it’s really cool.

MA Senate passes consumer protections for student loan borrowers

The students in UMass Lowell’s MASSPIRG chapter. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell MASSPIRG) Kelly Michael Skelton Connector Staff The Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is a statewide, student directed and funded, nonpartisan organization engaging in research, education, service and action on many social issues. With a chapter at UMass Lowell, the consumer group stands

Dr. Nakamura awarded honorary degree

Dr. Shuji Nakamura presents his lecture on blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) after receiving an honorary degree from UMass Lowell. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The university held its 16th annual Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture and Honorary Degree Ceremony last Wednesday. The annual lecture and ceremony is presented by world-renowned scientists in an effort to

DiFilippo elected as new Student Government president; Madigan to serve as Student Trustee in 22-member board

Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-Euwurum won the SGA presidential election on April 4. Andre Ragel Connector Editor Marketing and management junior Andre DiFilippo beat David Morton as the new president of the Student Government Association in the university-wide online elections held last Tuesday and Wednesday. Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-Ewurum won 63.5% of the votes

Sustainable Move-Out returns to residence halls this spring

The Sustainable Move-Out initiative by the Office of Sustainability relies heavily on students. (Courtesy of Ed Brennan/University Relations) Nisa Holley Connector Staff Ditch the Dumpster; the Office of Sustainability will once again launch its Sustainable Move-Out initiative this spring to all on-campus residence halls. Now on its fifth year, the Move-Out program team is looking

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