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Alternative House: a refuge from domestic abuse

Al Gentile Connector Editor Domestic abuse is a problem that spans age, gender, social status and race. For many Americans, domestic abuse has deeply affected their lives. In fact, a 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that nearly one in three women and one in five men experienced rape, physical violence or

Rourke Bridge construction to end in October

A permanent solution is upwards of a decade away Al Gentile Connector Editor Recent construction on the Rourke Bridge in Lowell has redirected large amounts of traffic onto the University Bridge route, heavily affecting both native North Campus and inter-Campus travel. Students and Lowell citizens at large are asking themselves, “What’s going on? When will

South Campus dining 2016: a first glimpse

Samuel Linstead-Atkinson Connector Staff As South Campus residents and patrons become accustomed to the crumbling balconies and the shouted jargon of construction workers, many questions remain regarding the outcome of this project and what the impact on campus will be. The building formerly known as McGauvran Student Center is to be repurposed to include new

SGA elects two senators

Malinda Reed Connector Contributor On Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m., Student Government Association senator elections ended and the fight for senator of each candidate’s college came to a close. Out of five senator races, two were contested. Those two races were for the senatorial positions for the College of Engineering as well as the

ETIC welcomes cutting-edge Raytheon research facility

Dave Rudderham Connector Editor The Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute officially opened with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly constructed Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center.  The building is an $80 million, 84,000-square-foot research facility making it one of 10 new buildings opened by UMass Lowell since 2009. During the ceremony,

‘Orange is the New Black’ author discusses realities of prison

Robert Shaffer Connector Contributor Being a middle-class, college-educated woman from Massachusetts, Piper Kerman imagined that her stay in a women’s prison would be a terrifying experience. While Kerman’s time in prison was harsh, to her surprise, she found a world she never knew existed. “The last thing I expected on my first day of prison

‘The climate change game is over’ – Fifth annual Climate Change Teach-In

Heather Hamilton Connector Contributor “We are playing Russian roulette with your future,” said Dr. John Sterman. Sterman, a Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was one of three guest speakers at UMass Lowell’s fifth annual Climate Change Teach-In. Sterman used the analogy to explain how

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