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Changes to UMass Lowell bus routes to come in fall 2017

Changes to UMass Lowell bus routes to come in fall 2017

Red Line shuttle picks up passengers at UMass Lowell’s South Campus. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Carito Connector Editor With the termination of students living in East Meadow Lane apartments and the elimination of commuter parking in the Ayotte parking garage, big changes are coming to UMass Lowell transportation. Beginning in the fall semester of

UMass Lowell means business

UMass Lowell Chancellor Moloney and UMass President Meehan join John Pulichino and Joy Tong in the ceremonial ribbon cutting. (Marlon Pitter/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor In an era of rapid expansion and growth over the last decade, opening new buildings seems almost commonplace at UMass Lowell. Members of the UMass Lowell community gathered on North

Boston Herald editor-in-chief speaks about media

Joe Sciacca defends media, especially during Donald Trump’s presidency. (Owen Johnson/Connector) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Joe Sciacca has been at the Boston Herald for thirty-four years, the last seven of which he has been the editor-in-chief. He was inspired to become a journalist when he witnessed the role the news made during the Watergate scandal.

New off campus housing site has UMass Lowell administrators on edge

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Just crossing the Bridge Street bridge into the heart of the city or driving past French Street, one can see the speedy development of a new “purpose built, student housing” facility on the water: Edge Merrimack River. Throughout the 2016-17 academic year at UMass Lowell numerous students have come in contact

Sheila Angelo speaks about working political campaigns

Taylor Carito Connector Editor UMass Lowell alumna Sheila Angelo graduated in 2015 with hopes of entering the political field. Little did she know how successful she would be by 24 years old. She is formerly a White House staffer for President Barack Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffer. In an event organized by the

Chancellor’s Forum panelists address student academic, financial success

Associate Vice Chancellor Larry Siegel speaks at the Chancellor’s forum on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Student Government Association) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Following a half-hour of mingling and dining shared among members of student leadership, the student body and UMass Lowell administration, Student Affairs administrators took the microphone for the Chancellor’s Open Forum that happens once

‘Beyond Headlines and Memes’ tackles fake news

From left to right: Dr. Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, Karyn Regal, Adeja Crearer and Dr. Jonathan Silverman. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The accelerating change in media has had many news outlets put on task to present themselves as credible, especially with the term “fake news” being thrown around. This dilemma has left consumers wondering how

Sanders and Warren campaign at Our Revolution rally

Bernie Sanders speaks to hundreds at Our Revolution rally in Boston. (Chris Romano/Connector) Chris Romano Connector Staff Despite being a stormy night with a mix of rain, snow and hail, Senator Bernie Sanders’ organization, Our Revolution, held a rally at the Orpheum Theater in Boston. The rally, held on Friday, was meant to highlight local

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