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English professor publishes new book on shaming young mothers

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

Professor of physical therapy part of research team in Pyeongchang

Associate Professor Alexandre Lopes spent two weeks in South Korea researching athlete injuries in during the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Courtesy of Alexandre Lopes/UMass Lowell) Hannah Manning Connector Editor UMass Lowell was closer to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games than many students or faculty members might think. Despite being separated by a day’s worth of flying

UMass Lowell, Haverhill: Satellite campus enters second semester of operation

UMass Lowell’s satellite campus in Haverhill opened for the fall 2017 semester. (Amanda Sabga/Eagle Tribune) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Seventy-five students enrolled in its first semester. Eight courses running in the fall, another 8 in the books for this spring. Three degree paths offered: business administration, criminal justice and psychology. Free parking for students in

Manning School of Business GE2 program wins national award

Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The Manning School of Business was recently chosen to receive the 2018 Andrew Heiskell award for Innovation in International Education for its Global Entrepreneurship Exchange (GE2) program. The Institute of International Education has selected the faculty-led, exchange program for the award’s Study Abroad category. In 2014, senior lecturer Professor Ashwin Mehta

Chancellor provides construction updates at open forum

“The North Campus Living Room” will feature plenty of seating and outlets to provide students a place to hang out between classes. (Courtesy of Larry Siegel) Brigid Archibald Connector Staff A new recreation field, marketplace and renovated academic buildings are just a taste of what students can expect in the next few years here at

Crepes and the City welcomes all

Crepes and the City is a new restaurant that opened in Downtown Lowell. (Courtesy of Crepes and The City Facebook) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor A new restaurant has arrived in Downtown Lowell with a unique concept and healthy options. Crepes and the City, opened in November, offers a diverse menu of crepes and breakfast oriented

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