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UMass Lowell professor rediscovers forgotten murals in Coburn Hall

UMass Lowell professor rediscovers forgotten murals in Coburn Hall

(Courtesy of Dr. Marie Frank)  The murals were noticed in the background of class of photos and event photos. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor It is hard to believe that historical paintings could ever just be forgotten, but that is precisely what happened in Coburn Hall. The paintings, located on the second floor in the assembly

New peer mentoring program helps UMass Lowell students tackle financial hurdles impeding success and well-being

Craig Williams Connector Contributor High school and college education are extremely valuable today, but often  what they fail to teach students is basic financial literacy. College students across the country are often left hung out to dry, with $20,000 or more in debt, while possessing very little knowledge about how to make payments or save

UMass Lowell reassures student safety in wake of off-campus incidents

Aaron Robinson Connector Editor Following the stabbing that took place behind LeLacheur Park by East Campus late last month, UMass Lowell police officers and other university officials have assured students that they are safe on campus. James Kohl, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrichment, says that the safety of every member of the UMass Lowell

Mock Trial team has the Ivy Leagues in their crosshairs this tournament season

Courtesy of UMass Lowell Mock Trial team Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor At the end of a remarkably successful season, the UMass Lowell Mock Trial team paid a visit to the hallowed halls of Yale University – arguably the nation’s most prestigious Ivy League undergraduate university and law school – on Feb. 15 for the

Student injured during hike at Mount Major

(Courtesy of Lakes Region mutual Fire Aid) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor 19-year-old student Matthew McGaunn was seriously injured during a hike on icy trails at Mount Major in Alton, N.H. Saturday Feb. 9, according to multiple reports. McGaunn was hiking with The UMass Lowell Outdoor Adventure Program when he slipped, lost traction on a steep

MassPIRG aims to create a better world for everyone starting with students

Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff When students first get up on their feet and face the world, it can be a daunting task. When success or failure as a student hinges on the ability to trust a higher authority, it can be easy to lie down and accept the decisions of those in power, and trust

FAFSA moves to mobile devices in effort to ease student confusion

Students can now their FAFSA from mobile app (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Financial Office) Hannah Manning Connector Editor  Filing for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receiving a financial aid package from UMass Lowell just got a whole lot easier. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, has

UMass Lowell professors, undergraduate students work to improve New England roads

Hannah Manning  Connector Editor  Researchers from UMass Lowell are taking part in a $14 million project sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation to evaluate the current conditions of New England roads and find ways to improve them over the next five years. UMass Lowell will join the University of Maine, University of Vermont

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