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Cumnock reopens, student organizations impacted by university growing pains

Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor In previous academic years, North Campus students have found themselves between classes sitting out in their cars, cramped elbow to elbow in hallways outside their lecture halls to do homework or making the lengthy trek back to Fox Dining Commons just to have a bite. Recognizing a key issue in

Center for Asian American Studies to host forum about the 1991 Paris Peace Accords

Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The Cambodian culture in Lowell, Massachusetts is felt strongly throughout the city and the UMass Lowell community. UMass Lowell shares a city with the second largest Cambodian population in the United States and members of the university are working to support an understanding of the culture and the country’s rich and

Bike Shop and Outdoor Adventure move to new space

A student worker for the Bike Shop works on a bicycle. (Hannah Manning/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Any students curious about how they can enjoy the great outdoors while getting their education have an exciting new place to call home — and it happens to be closer than they might think. UMass Lowell’s bike shop

“It actually hasn’t been that bad:” Red Line’s rerouting positive overall

Students at South Campus board a Red Line shuttle bound for East Campus. (Courtesy of Transportation Services) Hannah Manning Connector Editor At the tail end of the summer, UMass Lowell was presented with a huge problem: the reconstruction of the Pawtucket Street bridge on East Campus. Although the bridge had fallen into disrepair with several

UMass Lowell Vote Coalition lead National Voter Registration Day

MASSPIRG students host National Voter Registration Day at University Crossing. (Andre Ragel/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Editor The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG), UMass Lowell Democrats and the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) hosted the 2018 National Voter Registration Day at University Crossing on September 25th. Organized by senior sociology major and MASSPIRG

Former Obama administration official to visit UMass Lowell and discuss gun violence

Bryan Gomez Connector Contributor UMass Lowell will be hosting its XXIII Panasuk Symposium, which is an academic conference for researchers to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers. This year the symposium will be feature Peter Cunningham, a former Obama

Chancellor’s Speaker Series brings special guest to campus

Chancellor Jacquie Moloney teased Winfrey’s appearance on her official Facebook page. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Conor Dawson and Christina Laderoute Connector Staff On November 15th, Oprah Winfrey will become the third person to headline the Chancellor’s Speaker Series, following Stephen King and Meryl Streep. Winfrey is an accomplished talk show host, television producer, actress, producer, and

Alumni Spotlight: Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

Moloney is the first woman to serve as chancellor in the university’s history. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Carito Connector Editor “Girls like you don’t go to college.” Those were the words of UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney’s high school guidance counselor when she asked to be enrolled in college-level courses. One of eight children,

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