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Administrators reflect on HESI policy, plan for student success in nursing program

Administrators reflect on HESI policy, plan for student success in nursing program

Since repealing the “850 rule,” the School of Nursing is meeting with students who were dismissed from the program as a result of it to reinstate them. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor When Vice Provost for Student Success Julie Nash first heard about the requirement for nursing students to score an 850 or

Event planned to discuss legitimacy of news sources

The abundance of media outlets makes it difficult for consumers to decide which one is credible.  (Courtesy of Infowars) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Over the past few months, portions of the media have been scrutinized and their credibility has been questioned. With the term “fake news” being used frequently, consumers are left with a dilemma:

The American Health Care Act: How it compares

Brendan Jacques Connector Editor On Friday, March 24, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that the American Health Care Act was being withdrawn from Congress without a vote. The bill was designed as a replacement for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is more commonly known as “Obamacare.” Republican leadership opted

The ‘perks’ of living in Perkins

The Perkins complex has become of high interest to residential students next year. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “I believe that the Perkins Complex is a great addition to UMass Lowell. It provides students with affordable luxury housing, and many colleges do not offer buildings nearly as nice as Perkins,” said freshman Kevin Lucey.

Lowell High School: Renovations or leave downtown

Lowell High School is currently located in downtown Lowell near the Tsongas Center. (Courtesy of Lowell 2020) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor Holding over 3,000 students, Lowell High School is currently situated in downtown Lowell. But with an abundance of building issues and safety code violations, the city is planning on either fully renovating the school

UMass Lowell gets grant to renovate Perry Hall

Perry Hall on North Campus has had minimal renovations over the last 70 years. (Chris Romano/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Over the past few weeks, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) have been awarding $39 million worth of grants to universities and high schools across the state to promote and improve

Degou, Madigan elected SGA president, vice president; Reed re-elected trustee

President-elect Lisa Degou and Vice President-elect Brian Madigan won the election by a close margin. (Courtesy of Facebook) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “I thought it was a hard-fought election, between two terrific candidates. I knew whichever ticket took over, they were going to lead the student experience to be more positive. It’s the closest election

SGA presidential, trustee candidates take on hard questions at debate

SGA presidential candidates Rob Callahan and Lisa Degou discuss campaign topics. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor With Student Government Association’s election season coming to its close this week, the candidates for president, vice president and student trustee have been all over campus establishing a dialogue with students and doing everything they can to promote

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