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MA Senate passes consumer protections for student loan borrowers

MA Senate passes consumer protections for student loan borrowers

The students in UMass Lowell’s MASSPIRG chapter. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell MASSPIRG) Kelly Michael Skelton Connector Staff The Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is a statewide, student directed and funded, nonpartisan organization engaging in research, education, service and action on many social issues. With a chapter at UMass Lowell, the consumer group stands

Dr. Nakamura awarded honorary degree

Dr. Shuji Nakamura presents his lecture on blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) after receiving an honorary degree from UMass Lowell. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The university held its 16th annual Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture and Honorary Degree Ceremony last Wednesday. The annual lecture and ceremony is presented by world-renowned scientists in an effort to

DiFilippo elected as new Student Government president; Madigan to serve as Student Trustee in 22-member board

Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-Euwurum won the SGA presidential election on April 4. Andre Ragel Connector Editor Marketing and management junior Andre DiFilippo beat David Morton as the new president of the Student Government Association in the university-wide online elections held last Tuesday and Wednesday. Andre DiFilippo and Vilma Okey-Ewurum won 63.5% of the votes

Sustainable Move-Out returns to residence halls this spring

The Sustainable Move-Out initiative by the Office of Sustainability relies heavily on students. (Courtesy of Ed Brennan/University Relations) Nisa Holley Connector Staff Ditch the Dumpster; the Office of Sustainability will once again launch its Sustainable Move-Out initiative this spring to all on-campus residence halls. Now on its fifth year, the Move-Out program team is looking

Shuttle driver allegedly called racial slurs; Student punched in his defense

The UMass Lowell shuttles operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on most weekends. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito & Chris Romano Connector Staff Shuttle driver Daniel Denis Prophete was working the yellow-line night shift, along with his co-driver and other passengers when a group of students became belligerent. This resulted in two abrupt stops on

English professor publishes new book on shaming young mothers

“Embodying the Problem” is Professor Jenna Vinson’s latest release. (Katharine Webster/University Relations) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff Assistant English Professor Jenna Vinson has published a decade’s worth of research work in her new book, “Embodying the Problem: The Persuasive Power of the Teen Mother.” The book examines the rhetoric that society uses to discuss teenage mothers and the rhetorical strategies these young mothers use to fight the stigma they face

MA Transgender Referendum on the ballot this November

Keep MA Safe, a ballot campaign organization, obtained the needed signatures to place the repeal of the transgender bathroom bill on the 2018 ballot. (Mark Deehan/WGBH News) Jack McShane Connector Contributor Massachusetts residents will vote this November on whether to repeal a 2016 law prohibiting discrimination in public places based on gender identity. As news

Grammy winner Wyclef Jean visits UMass Lowell music students

Three-time Grammy musician Wyclef Jean leads a master class with music students at Durgin Hall. (Ren Santiago/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Editor On March 1st, three-time Grammy award winner, songwriter and musician Wyclef Jean visited UMass Lowell’s Durgin Hall. Jean led a master class for music students, listening to various performances in search of promising talent

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