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Visionary leader steps to the helm for UMass Lowell Nursing

(Brigid Archibald/ Connector) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan continues her listening tour into her second month as the new Dean of Solomont School of Nursing and the Vice Dean of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. She hopes to learn about the needs of the program from her staff and students. Previously, Neal-Boylan

The Honors College ensures all students are given superb care with new fee

Brigid Archibald  Connector Editor The Honor’s College has grown greatly over the last few years. This year, the college accepted 627 incoming freshmen, 100 more than the year before. But this growth presented the Honors college with a hard decision concerning funding. The Honors college either had to start taking fewer students in the coming

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

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