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Robert and Donna Manning donate a generous $50 million to the University of Massachusetts

Robert and Donna Manning donate a generous $50 million to the University of Massachusetts

High school sweethearts utilized their studies at UMass Lowell to launch successful careers and give back to the school who taught them. (Courtesy of: UMass Lowell) Sophia Boucher Connector Contributor As one of their most recent acts of generosity to the higher education system, Robert and Donna Manning have begun distributing their donation of $50 million

How UMass Lowell researchers are studying Mercury and its effects

(Photo courtesy of BBC.com) A photo of mercury in its liquid form. Connector staff David Rosario Fifty to a hundred years ago mercury became more present in our atmosphere through the rise of industrial jobs. The chemical element is everywhere now since it can pollute local areas and travel across continents. Mercury can stay in

The significance of autism acceptance month and a professors input on the matter

(Photo courtesy of OSFhealthcare.org) Autism Acceptance Month, usually called Autism Awareness Month, is an essential period of the year in the United States. It serves to uplift people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provide the public with solid information about its conditions. David Rosario Connector staff Autism Acceptance Month, usually called Autism Awareness Month,

Understanding the history Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S. and its impacts today and during COVID

(Robert Mill/ Lowell Sun) Kevin Chan and Mai Nagabayashi, both of Lowell, hold signs during a vigil against Asian hate held in Clemente Park in Lowell’s Cambodiatown neighborhood on March 17. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a marked increase in anti-Asian racism. According to Stop AAPI

Former U.S Ambassador to Portugal speaks on the importance and significance of U.S-Portuguese Relations

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) A former ambassador to Portugal who served under President Barack Obama presented a free program for the public that examined U.S.-Portuguese relations.  Victoria Eluszkiewicz Connector Editor On March 25, UMass Lowell held a Zoom webinar, where the former U.S. ambassador to Portugal, Robert A. Sherman, held a free public talk

A brief overview of the journey behind Women’s History Month

(Photo courtesy of diversityinc.com) Women’s History Month honors the contributions and achievements from women of various backgrounds. David Rosario Connector staff Women’s History Month honors the contributions and achievements from women of various backgrounds. The celebration was sparked by a week-long celebration called “Women’s History Week” in 1978. The event took place in California and

University plans to return students back to campus in the fall semester

(Photo courtesy of  Umass Lowell) As of right now, students and professors are considered a part of the general population, which is on track to be able to book appointments for vaccinations starting sometime in April. Lilian Birch Connector Contributor With the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines becoming more common across Massachusetts, there are some concerns

How Covid adjustments have been going and the future of transportation going forward

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Due to the low number of students, there has been a low number of shuttles in operation, leading to the shuttles cutting down their services. Merrick Tull-Johnson Connector Contributor With COVID surging through the U.S., the survival tactic became “adjust.” UMass Lowell has been the epitome of “adjust” since COVID

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