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Students respond to the Student Open Forum on campus dining

Students respond to the Student Open Forum on campus dining

On Nov. 1, UMass Lowell students had the opportunity to voice their opinions about campus dining. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andre Ragel Connector Staff On Nov. 1, University Dining held its annual Student Open Forum on Campus Dining, sponsored by the Student Government Association. Days after Larry Siegel, associate vice chancellor of student affairs, and

UMass Lowell given grant to research smart fabric

UMass Lowell’s foray into smart fabric hearkens back to its history. In 1895, the Lowell Textile Institute was founded and was located on what is now North Campus. (Courtesy of Technical Textiles) Kyle Arsenault Connector Contributor Governor Charlie Baker awarded UMass Lowell an $11.3 million state grant to establish the Fabric Discovery Center, with the

Open Forum addresses major student concerns surrounding campus dining

Several students concerns revolved around Fox Dining Commons, mice in the dining halls, and uncleanliness. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andre Ragel  Connector Staff Students gathered on Wednesday in University Crossing’s Moloney Hall to voice their concerns at the annual Student Open Forum on Campus Dining, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).  Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Larry Siegel joined Aramark staff

Garret Felber to discuss police brutality with UMass Lowell students

Morgyn Joubert Connector Staff With the growing number of cases involving police brutality across the United States, the history department, along with the Working Group on Race and Ethnicity at UMass Lowell have invited Garret Felber to discuss what is going on in this nation and how it relates to the Civil Rights Era in

MSNBC journalist Steve Kornacki to break down America’s first year with Trump at UMass Lowell

Kornacki is a correspondent for NBC News, and has also contributed to such media agencies as Salon, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. (Courtesy of NBC) Christopher Romano Connector Staff In the Donald Trump era of American history, have the rules of American politics as Americans thought they knew them changed? This is

Pre-Law information session held for students

Isabella Cacioli Connector Contributor “You want people with diverse backgrounds in a law classroom,” said a representative of New England Law to a room full of UMass Lowell students. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Pulichino-Tong Room 130 held an audience with different backgrounds and experiences. The people in this room came together to attend UMass Lowell’s

UMass Lowell students face off against New England Blazers wheelchair basketball team

The New England Blazers played against the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team in April of last year. (Julia Malakie/Lowell Sun) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff On Friday, Oct. 20, in their annual partnership with the New England Blazers, the physical therapy club invited students to learn first-hand the challenges people in wheelchairs go through by playing

Another semester, not another headache

Advisers help students create a path for success (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Brigid Archibald Connector Contributor During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Committee of Academic Affairs, led by Rob Callahan, put out surveys that found as the university had grown many first-year students, including transfer students, were confused by the current advising model. They found

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